Vewd Integrates BitRouter’s ATSC 3.0 Receiver in Vewd OS and Vewd Core

TV running Vewd OS in living room
Premiering at CES, the turnkey software solution accelerates time to market for manufacturers to launch devices ready for NEXTGEN TV

CES, LAS VEGAS – January 7, 2019 – Vewd, the leading provider of OTT and Hybrid TV software solutions, has partnered with BitRouter, a leading provider of software for terrestrial, IP, cable, satellite and mobile receivers, to pre-integrate BitRouter’s ATSC 3.0 and ATSC 1.0 receiver software package, ATSC3pak, in Vewd OS and Vewd Core. The joint offering allows TV and set-top box manufacturers to launch hybrid TV devices supporting NEXTGEN TV, beginning in 2020.

NEXTGEN TV, the market name for ATSC 3.0-enabled devices, will provide 4K broadcast over-the-air, in addition to other IP-delivered functionality like addressable TV. Globally, Hybrid TV already enjoys strong market uptake. The HbbTV (Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV) standard allows viewers in more than 37 countries to enjoy interactive services over linear broadcast.

“Combining our ATSC3pak with Vewd’s software suite creates a market-ready platform with best-in-class features and reliability,” said Gopal Miglani, President and Founder of BitRouter. “Our joint solution empowers manufacturers to target this next big 500 million-plus unit opportunity with minimum upfront investment.”

Vewd OS provides a world-class, silicon-to-content software platform featuring an easily customizable or fully turnkey user experience for smart TVs that addresses all critical market features, including ATSC 3.0. Vewd’s relationship with the global content market ensures that manufacturers can offer highly desirable pre-integrated premium OTT content, complete with a search and discovery experience.

“We are pleased to expand the reach of Vewd OS and Vewd Core into the ATSC 3.0 market by pre-integrating with BitRouter’s ATSC3pak,” said Aneesh Rajaram, CEO of Vewd. “BitRouter is an industry leader in US TV receiver software stacks, and we share a common vision of advancing free-to-air TV in the US, similar to the shift that we’ve helped shape in Europe. In an age of cord cutters and cord nevers, Vewd and BitRouter have created a solution that will fulfill the promise of NEXTGEN TV.”

Vewd at CES
To learn more about our turnkey solution with BitRouter, please visit the Vewd booth (#18026) in the LVCC Central Hall. Click here to book a meeting.

BitRouter at CES
To learn more about our turnkey solution with Vewd, please visit BitRouter in Suite 312 at the Westgate Resort attached to the Las Vegas Convention Center. Click here to book a meeting.

About Vewd
Vewd is the leading provider of OTT and hybrid TV solutions, connecting consumers anywhere to the content they love. By making OTT possible on almost 40 million connected devices each year, Vewd leads the way in defining the future of entertainment. Our suite of products and services are crafted to simplify complexity and offer solutions that unite the entire value chain, from silicon vendors to end-users. Market leaders such as Sony, Hisense, TPV, Vodafone, Sagemcom, and many more rely on Vewd products and services. Follow us as we make TV connected. Visit Vewd.com to learn more.

About BitRouter
BitRouter has been providing software for the North American TV receiver market since 1997. It has been working on ATSC 3.0 receivers for the past three years and is one of the few companies selling professional-class ATSC 3.0 plus ATSC 1.0 receivers that are being used by commercial broadcasters all across the US. The company’s ATSC 1.0 receiver software has been shipped in over 30 million receivers across 14 silicon platforms. BitRouter’s Cable DTA software is currently deployed on 25 million cable set-top boxes and its closed captioning software is used in over 2 million IPTV receivers. Visit BitRouter.com or read our latest newsletter to learn more.