Vewd and Wiztivi Partner to Give Pay-TV Operators Faster Time-to-Market for OTT Services

Certification from Vewd and optimization from Wiztivi creates a full-stack solution that combines fast time-to-market and impressive performance

 OSLO, Norway – September 17, 2017 – Vewd (formerly Opera TV), the global market leader in enabling OTT, today announced a partnership with Wiztivi, a leader in multiscreen UIs for operators and media groups, that will offer pay-TV operators peace-of-mind and radically faster time-to-market when selecting Wiztivi’s UI framework through the following initiatives:

  • Wiztivi has optimized their UI framework for the Vewd SDK, so operators can expect Wiztivi’s TIMELESSUI® to perform well across tens of millions of Vewd-powered devices, including low-power devices.
  • Vewd has certified Wiztivi’s UI framework, so pay-TV operators can trust that apps and middleware UIs using Wiztivi’s UI framework will have optimized memory handling, crisp animations which enable an immersive consumer experience.

“Our partnership with Wiztivi gives us a fully validated and tested UI solution designed for mass scale,” said Aneesh Rajaram, CEO, Vewd. “Pay-tv operators have stringent performance requirements which this partnership addresses head-on by leveraging a pre-optimized framework that gives smooth animations and robust cross-platform support, including devices with minimal processing power.”

Working together, Wiztivi and Vewd have created a strong standards-based software stack for pay TV operators. Vewd currently works with more than 50 of the world’s leading pay-TV operators, while Wiztivi works with some of the top names in pay-TV including SFR, Orange, TF1, M6, Canal+, Viacom, Vodafone Group and Virgin (UK).

“With Vewd, we can help pay-TV operators everywhere offer the innovative product experience consumers expect today,” said Manuel Dujardin, CTO at Wiztivi. “Vewd’s SDK handles the heavy lifting of enabling OTT through reliably rendering UI’s and streaming video, while we layer on an intuitive, gorgeous user experience branded for each partner.”

A live demo of the Vewd Core SDK with the Wiztivi TIMELESSUI® will be shown this year during IBC in Amsterdam from September 14 to 18, 2017. You can find the Vewd team in Hall 14, Stand A20 at the Amsterdam RAI Exhibition and Congress Centre. Wiztivi’s TIMELESSUI® has been shortlisted for the CSI Awards this year at IBC (Best Interactive TV technology or application).

About Vewd

Vewd is the global leader in enabling entertainment, connecting consumers anywhere to the content they love. By enabling OTT on nearly 50 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. Vewd products are used by market leaders such as Samsung, Sony, Verizon, TiVo and many more. Follow us, as we make OTT extraordinary. Visit us at vewd.com.

About Wiztivi

Wiztivi delivers applications and master User Interfaces for Set-top-boxes, TV sets, mobile devices (smartphones, tabs, watches…) and game consoles. The company is built on a strong technical background and gathers multicultural experts, both in design and development.  For almost 10 years, Wiztivi has been designing and developing 300+ innovative services for major media & telco companies worldwide:

  • Internet Service Providers (SFR Group, Vodafone Group, Orange, Digiturk, Get Norway… and more to come)
  • Broadcasters (Viacom US/UK, TF1, M6, Eurosport, Canal+,…)
  • TV and STB manufacturers worldwide (Sagemcom, Technicolor, Microsoft, Toshiba, Cisco, Samsung, LG, …)

In order to maintain its leadership and agility, Wiztivi has been developing its own framework (SDK). The WIZTIVIFRAMEWORK solution delivers a single code to target various platforms at a fraction of the cost that would be required if a specific version had to be developed for each device.

This strong technological asset goes along with a high value in-house UI/UX Studio: The Wiztivi Creative Studio, highly experienced in TV, Set-top-box and mobile interfaces, and responsible for the TIMELESSUI, Wiztivi’s UI off the shelf product.

Media Contact:

Thomas Ford
Vewd
Phone: +47 4865 4315
Email: thomas@vewd.com

Cyrille Billon
Phone: +33 6 11 86 20 72
Phone: +33 1 80 94 96 67
Email: cyrille.billon@wiztivi.com