Vewd Brings the Full Broadcast Experience to Smart TVs

Vewd Broadcast Plus seamlessly blends Vewd’s Emmy® Award-winning products to give Smart TV OEMs enhanced features and fast time to market

Oslo, Norway – July 2, 2020 – Vewd, the leading provider of OTT software solutions, today launched Broadcast Plus, a solution that offers smart TV manufacturers an easy-to-deploy, certification-ready broadcaster user experience for both live TV and on-demand content.

Broadcast Plus provides the necessary user experience components for live TV including a Program Guide that merges live, OTT, and catch-up content, a broadcast TV user experience, and a portal for broadcaster catchup and other on-demand content. Built on Vewd Core, the industry’s most-deployed HTML5 rendering engine, Broadcast Plus extends the TV experience alongside Vewd’s hybrid TV modules. Support for the different TV standards and certifications is built-in for a variety of international markets, for example, Freeview™ HD or Freeview Play™ in the UK.

Broadcast Plus solves a critical need for smart TV manufacturers to ship a modern, fully integrated broadcaster experience in hybrid TV markets. Broadcast Plus:

  • extends Android TV and Linux-based TVs with an easy to use broadcaster experience 
  • offers pre-certified and integrated hybrid TV user experience modules for major regional markets
  • integrates Vewd Core to comply with global hybrid TV standards (HbbTV, ATSC 3.0, etc.)
  • features powerful customization tools to create a fully branded experience
  • is pre-integrated with tuner and broadcast middleware on all relevant TV chipsets 
  • reduces time-to-market while accelerating OEM product roadmaps

“Broadcast Plus changes the game for smart TV manufacturers wishing to deliver a broadcaster-compliant TV experience for hybrid markets around the world,” said Sascha Prüter, Chief Product Officer, Vewd. “With consumers craving more TV content on their terms, broadcasters must continuously evolve and harness multiple channels of delivery from Live TV to Hybrid TV to pure OTT. While building this product, our goal was to ensure we bring all of these modes of consumption into a seamless, yet flexible user experience that adapts to various regional requirements. Manufacturers can now leverage Vewd’s unrivaled product portfolio and vast deployment expertise in one reliable, integrated solution.”

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.

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