Company History

Company History

Inview’s origins go back to 1996 when two members of today’s management team – Ken and Julie Austin – built a team of engineers specialising in digital TV software solutions.

Inview provided a class leading EPG, broadcast data service and a digital TV software platform for the free to air terrestrial market. These new products were developed to address the need for a class leading EPG in the UK that could be deployed on low‐cost set-top boxes without incurring additional costs.

Inview is deployed in over 10 million products across 30 brands. Independent research (conducted by MORAR, a specialist brand measurement company), established end-user satisfaction levels of 96%.

Inview established a successful new digital TV advertising medium for broadcasters in the UK including Virgin, Sky and ITV.

In 2009, when the world was still focused on HD, the Inview team realized that connected TV offered significant potential for growth as the next key innovation in TV. The focus was now on the development holistic UI that ran on thin client low‐cost TV platform with modular infrastructure providing connected services. By 2012, Inview had successfully deployed a lightweight end to end IP platform cross Europe to the retail free-to-air sector, including countries such as France, Spain, Poland, Italy, Germany and Portugal.

In September 2012, Inview launched a new division, Inview Solutions. It addresses the pay TV and Digital Switchover markets with a cost-effective software platform which allows them to rapidly launch either a standalone broadcast or OTT service, or a hybrid system that seamlessly integrates OTT with traditional broadcast content.

Inview currently has deployments in Europe, the Americas, South East Asia and in March 2015, was appointed by the National Broadcasting Commission in Nigeria to provide the national TV system, comprising STB software and integrated broadcast services over the digital terrestrial and satellite networks in the country.

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2015
September 2015

Inview showcases new UI at IBC 2015, which can be delivered across multiple devices.

2015
March 2015

NBC Nigeria appoints Inview for common STB System

2014
September 2014

Inview and Pico Digital launch their cable platform into the Latin American market, with first shipments into Chile and Costa Rica.

2014
June 2014

The major pay TV operator in Thailand, CTH Public Company Limited, partners with Irdeto and Inview to expand its existing networks in Thailand by introducing OTT and hybrid versions of its cable services.

2014
March 2014

Inview launches its latest cost-effective solution for VOD and IPTV at TV Connect, by means of an HDMI dongle.

2014
February 2014

Koen Van Driel, ex CEO of Thomson & Grundig STB divisions and former Manchester United Chairman/CEO, Martin Edwards, join the Inview Board of Directors.

2012
2012

Inview deploys connected product across France, Italy, Spain, Germany & Poland

2010
2010

Inview develops connected TV technology

2008
2008

Betfair launches gaming services on all Inview STBs & Top Up PVRs

2008
2008

Inview /Teletext Xtra reaches c.9m STBs

2007
2007

Inview launches Teletext Xtra World first EPG embedded DTT interactive service

2007
2007

Teletext acquires minority interest in Inview

2006
2006

Inview launches World’s first push-VOD service for Top Up TV

2005
2005

Top Up TV acquires Inview in order to own the UK EPG

2005
2005

Inview launches the first Freeview PVR for the UK market

2004
2004

Inview launches the first DTT (Freeview) EPG service

Timeline Spine
2004
2004

Inview launches the first DTT (Freeview) EPG service

2005
2005

Inview launches the first Freeview PVR for the UK market

2005
2005

Top Up TV acquires Inview in order to own the UK EPG

2006
2006

Inview launches World’s first push-VOD service for Top Up TV

2007
2007

Teletext acquires minority interest in Inview

2007
2007

Inview launches Teletext Xtra World first EPG embedded DTT interactive service

2008
2008

Inview /Teletext Xtra reaches c.9m STBs

2008
2008

Betfair launches gaming services on all Inview STBs & Top Up PVRs

2010
2010

Inview develops connected TV technology

2012
2012

Inview deploys connected product across France, Italy, Spain, Germany & Poland

2014
February 2014

Koen Van Driel, ex CEO of Thomson & Grundig STB divisions and former Manchester United Chairman/CEO, Martin Edwards, join the Inview Board of Directors.

2014
March 2014

Inview launches its latest cost-effective solution for VOD and IPTV at TV Connect, by means of an HDMI dongle.

2014
June 2014

The major pay TV operator in Thailand, CTH Public Company Limited, partners with Irdeto and Inview to expand its existing networks in Thailand by introducing OTT and hybrid versions of its cable services.

2014
September 2014

Inview and Pico Digital launch their cable platform into the Latin American market, with first shipments into Chile and Costa Rica.

2015
March 2015

NBC Nigeria appoints Inview for common STB System

2015
September 2015

Inview showcases new UI at IBC 2015, which can be delivered across multiple devices.

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