Digisoft reveals the future of internet TV

13 Apr 2010

Cork-based digital TV and web player Digisoft has unveiled a new futuristic TV platform that will revolutionise the delivery of advanced hybrid digital video broadcast/IP personalised digital video services.

Digisoft’s DigiHost Service Delivery platform combines a state-of-the-art Hybrid DVB/IP EPG in high definition (HD) with advanced PVR functionality, as well as a host of applications, including the world’s first interactive educational TV application.

Features include: advanced Hybrid DVB/IP EPG seamlessly combining DVB and IP services into the bouquet; time-shifted TV; a personalised video on demand (VoD) system; advanced revenue-generating applications, including the eRental Movie Download Platform and the world’s first interactive educational TV application.

About the DigiHost Service Delivery platform

The system is built using an open Java architecture, highly optimised and easy-to-use Java object libraries and widgets, and boasts set-top box diagnostics for real-time reporting, remote assistance and troubleshooting.

“The IPTV market is maturing and converging. Its focus is rapidly evolving from the provision of linear TV programming to offering sophisticated services that differentiate IPTV providers from traditional TV operators”, said Tom Higgins, chief executive officer, Digisoft.tv Ltd.

“However, research has indicated that significant growth will also come from hybrid operators that combine the delivery of traditional TV services over their cable, satellite and terrestrial networks with value-added services delivered over IP.

“Digisoft’s DigiHost Service Delivery Platform provides IPTV and Hybrid operators with a highly scalable and flexible solution that enables them to bring new and innovative services and applications to their customers to increase ARPU and grow market share” Higgins said.

By John Kennedy

Photo: Digisoft has unveiled its DigiHost Service Delivery platform, a new futuristic TV platform

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