Fluendo and SERAPHIC to showcase Android TV compliant HbbTV 2 SDK in IBC 2018

Aug. 30, 2018, 9:36 a.m.

Fluendo and SERAPHIC to showcase Android TV compliant HbbTV 2 SDK in IBC 2018

Fluendo, the leading multimedia software company, and SERAPHIC, the leading HbbTV 2 solution provider in the world, recently announced the roll out of an Android TV compliant HbbTV 2 SDK.

The new SDK will be showcased at IBC 2018, the world's most influential media, entertainment and technology show, in Amsterdam.

Following its launch of Linux based HbbTV 2 SDK, the new solution is now able to provide the cross-platform HbbTV SDK compliant with the latest HbbTV 2.0.1 standard. This last release enhances the specification with support to HTML5, HEVC, TTML, MPEG DASH (DVB profile), Companion Screen, Media Synchronization, ClearKey and Ad insertion.

The new HbbTV 2.0.1 compliant Android TV solution combines SERAPHIC HbbTV SDK, which provides seamless HTML5 compatibility, and Fluendo SDK, which supports Android Media Framework and provides a GStreamer based Adaptive Streaming Component to implement DVB DASH.

The resulting SDK fully meets with Android TV’s TV Input Framework (TIF), which could resolve device manufacturers’ concern to obtain the Android TV certification. Moreover, it supports the latest Android O Operating System and will evolve along with Android’s system update.

Alex-Santos Fernández, Sales Director at Fluendo said “Our collaboration with SERAPHIC brings to the DTV market a powerful tool which allows device manufacturers to expand their Android TV offerings in a cost-effective manner, while being compliant with the latest HbbTV specification. Our engineering teams commit to bringing more advanced solutions in the field of hybrid technologies”

Xinwen Xue, VP Product Management at SERAPHIC, said, “We are very pleased to work together with Fluendo to deliver Android TV compliant HbbTV 2 SDK at IBC2018. The Android TV SDK helps device manufacturers to increase market share with reduced RD cost and accelerate time-to-market dramatically. Meanwhile, it increases monetarization opportunities for operators and enables them to offer subscribers attractive services on a new platform. We warmly welcome all attendees at the show to see our demo and have further discussion.”

The demos will take place at SERAPHIC’s booth located in Hall 14, Booth E12 and must be scheduled in advance. Contact us now to book yours.

About SERAPHIC

SERAPHIC Information Technology (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. is dedicated to providing internet-related software and web-based solutions to all those TV-/Video-related terminal devices including Smart TVs, set-top boxes, over-the-top devices, game consoles, etc. SERAPHIC’s product offering includes TV Browser for HTML5, HbbTV 2, Freeview Play, YouTube TV, TV Portal and Open Browser as well as Web UI solution. The company is targets at digital TV and consumer electronics markets in Europe, Latin America, Australia and Asia Pacific.

For more information about SERAPHIC, please visit www.seraphic-corp.com or send an email to: info@seraphic-corp.com.

About Fluendo

Fluendo S.A is software company based in Barcelona whose mission is to provide multimedia solutions based on an open source cross-platform framework named GStreamer. The Fluendo Codec Pack -a set of audio and video plugins- and the Fluendo SDK -an easy-to-use API to develop multimedia applications- are Fluendo’s flagship products which provide customers with a holistic approach to successfully process audio and video streams and deliver a great user experience. Fluendo’s engineering capabilities provide support to worldwide customers in the following markets: System-on-Chip, End User Computing, Digital TV, and Infotainment.

For more information about Fluendo, please visit www.fluendo.com or send an email to: contact@fluendo.com.