IBC 2017: bringing it all together

IBC 2017: bringing it all together

This year’s IBC Show clearly demonstrated the critical need to securely integrate IoT with the broadcast world: from the IoT solution and chipset combinations, to fitting multiple services together for efficiency purposes − everyone needs to have IoT integrated with their broadcast stack and do it without compromising the consumer experience.

In the multiscreen world, integration means combining a variety of platforms, ensuring better delivery across multiple devices and securing it all to comply with the studios’ requirement for content protection.

This notion of ‘bringing it all together’ is fantastic for us as two years ago we innovatively launched ACCESS Twine™ as a multiscreen management platform. Since then, the market has evolved and our platform has expanded to become a 360° smart media platform for operators and content owners. This means that customers and consumers powered by our platform are now able to process content across even more devices – from the living room to the connected car and the Internet of Things – while collating multiple content sources together.

Our deployment for Reliance Jio Infocomm’s multiscreen serice, which targets 100 million consumers across India is an exciting proof point for this concept. A truly groundbreaking development, the service was recognised through us winning the ‘Best TV Everywhere or multi-screen video’ at this year’s CSI Awards, which took place on September 15.

As strong believers in the importance of sharing knowledge and insight, we also took part in the “Service design considerations for the multi-screen OTT world” panel discussion in the Content Everywhere Hub on September 17. If you missed the session, it is available to watch on VOD by following this link.

Finally, we would like to thank our partners for enabling us to make the show such a success. We have expanded on our partnerships through:

  • The start of our relationship with DTVKit to reduce development time with pre-integrated Chromium browsers and DVB components for HbbTV and HTML5 connected applications
  • A new white paper entitled “Multiscreen in 2017: delivering best-in-class experiences across all devices”, which is downloadable from our website, and includes insight from Verimatrix
  • A stronger partnership with Zenterio to offer turnkey multiscreen solutions to tier 1 operators in Europe such as Deutsche TelekomHrvatski TelekomOTE Group and M7 Group.

As the convergence between the media, automotive and IoT industries accelerates and becomes more tangible, we look forward to our products and solutions acting as a connectivity hub increasing consumer usability and operator profitability.

About the author:

Neale Foster

Neale brings a wealth of broadcast, connected TV and consumer electronics industry experience to his role of spearheading ACCESS in Internet Connected Devices. ACCESS is one of the world’s leading software providers for connected mobile, Digital TV, set-top boxes and other electronic consumer devices. Neale ensures that ACCESS develops software solutions that enable broadcasters, operators and consumer electronics manufacturers to connect the broadcast world with the consumer electronic world to successfully launch new business models and consumer services

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