Skyworth and Inview join forces to offer OTT solutions to payTV operators


Inview Solutions, a provider of end-to-end Smart TV ecosystems, has signed an agreement with Skyworth, China’s leading set-top box company, to develop a low cost over the top (OTT) set-top box solution for operators worldwide.

The project will bring together Inview’s Liberator platform and cloud service with Skyworth’s set-top boxes and middleware, providing cost effective hardware solutions and a rapid time to market.

Julie Austin, MD of Inview Solutions commented: “Operators are looking to launch OTT services, which come with the flexibility to deliver new services alongside their existing platforms. Our partnership with Skyworth gives operators access to an end-to-end, turnkey service, which can be deployed quickly via cost-effective hardware. Our proven software and services are already deployed across Europe and can be quickly integrated into existing systems.“

Angelique Boissy, MD for Europe at Skyworth added: “The combined solution will offer compelling functionality at significantly lower price points. Our joint approach provides operators with a complete OTT solution including back office management. They will have the ability to launch services quickly to a wider subscriber base, including emerging markets.”

Inview’s Liberator platform is a flexible, modular ecosystem, which provides a seamless broadcast and Smart TV experience that is easily customisable. Its compact platform software and existing cloud-based service can be rapidly deployed and provide the operator access to a wide range of user data and statistics.

Skyworth has an extensive range of set-top box products for the satellite, cable and terrestrial markets worldwide. The Inview platform will be integrated onto a range of Skyworth hardware, from basic zapper boxes to advanced DVR platforms.