Cork-based gets set to reveal new multi-screen middleware

7 Sep 2012

Digisoft in Cork has been at the heart of many of the changes impacting the connected TV world over the last decade and now it is about to unveil new Irish middleware that will help TV operators generate revenue from the multi-screen reality of TV today.

Last year, the company revealed plans to create 30 new jobs in Cork. At the IBC global broadcasting event in Amsterdam today, the company will reveal its latest generation of media delivery technology.

The new middleware entitled Iris provides the operator or service provider with an easily customisable set of modules that can be re-structured rapidly and effectively to meet these growing needs.

Next-generation TV

Iris enables operators and service providers to deploy and extend their own advanced, personalised, hybrid DVB/IP multi-screen programme guides for live TV, adaptive or push VoD (video on demand), time-shifted content and personal video recording, as well as companion applications and widgets via the HTML5-based software development kit.

These multi-screen client devices can be managed by the extensible DigiHost head-end platform with diagnostics and remote management, and can be integrated to digital rights management and other vendors.

“Digisoft is excited to launch this ground-breaking platform for next-generation TV,” said Eoin Shanaghy, head of Product Development at Digisoft. “It represents the culmination of 12 years of experience deploying services in multiple environments.

“Digisoft has been able to build on our expertise and industry knowledge to provide a solution which gives our customers the ability to rapidly create or upgrade services with wide consumer appeal and grow those services into the future,” Shanaghy said.

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