Irish digital TV firm breaks into Chinese market

2 Dec 2009

A digital TV firm based in Cork has signed a major deal with one of China’s leading internet service providers to deploy internet TV (IPTV) to the world’s biggest population.

Cork-based, which makes carrier class solutions for the IPTV and media entertainment markets, has signed a deal with the Wotone Group, one of China’s biggest ISPs, to deliver end-to-end IPTV solutions to internet, cable and hybrid operators in China.

Wotone background

Founded in 2003, Wotone has been at the forefront in the development of the internet applications in the Chinese market.

The company has focused on internet streaming media technology development and has developed an end-to-end media platform, unique services and multimedia technology that provides operators with a flexible and comprehensive solution for IPTV and cable systems.

Under the terms of the agreement, Wotone will offer Digisoft’s DigiHost Service Delivery Platform and Java Based Middleware as part of a complete end-to-end solution for IPTV, cable and hybrid operators.

Digisoft’s Digihost Service Delivery Platform and advanced Java middleware solution for Set Top Boxes enables service providers to rapidly launch feature-rich, revenue-generating and high-definition (HD) services, such as video and music on demand, home shopping, PVR/ time-shifted TV, games and more on a wide range of set-top boxes (STBs) with H.264 HD and SD video.

Digisoft’s solution

The Digisoft solution offers next-generation service providers the most open, cost-effective and flexible content delivery solution in the marketplace today.

“China is a rapidly growing market which is being driven by consumers’ appetite for advanced services. Operators are actively looking for solutions that will enable them to meet customer demands and offer a rich bouquet of advanced revenue-generating services,” said Tom Higgins, executive chairman Ltd.

“Digisoft is delighted with our partnership with the Wotone Group, which brings best of breed solutions delivering complete end-to-end interoperability to Chinese operators.”

“As the Chinese market matures, operators need to differentiate and multiply their service offering in order to increase ARPU, win new subscribers and retain their existing customer base,” said Jacky Wang , CEO, Wotone Media.

“Digisoft brings proven and flexible solutions that will enable operators to deliver the next generation of TV and advanced services to their customers,” Wang added.

By John Kennedy

Photo: Cork-based has signed a deal with the Wotone Group to deliver end-to-end IPTV solutions to internet, cable and hybrid operators in China.

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years