MediaSphere

Softel MediaSphere Platform Reaches 50 Million Households

-- iTV Platform Deployed by BBC, Comcast, ESPN, MTV, Shaw Cable
Softel said Monday that its MediaSphere interactive TV platform is streaming applications to more than 50 million households each week, helping both operators and programmers ranging from Comcast to ESPN create applications. UK-based Softel announced its deployments at the TVOT NYC Intensive conference in New York. MediaSphere, which lets developers create and validate apps with a headend simulation environment that uses real set-tops, is also used by BBC , MTV , Shaw Cable , Showtime...

Softel's MediaSphere Powering Showtime's New HD EBIF Interactive TV Application

Softel , a UK-based company that claims to have over 25 years of experience in providing ancillary data solutions--including solutions for interactive TV, opt cuing/ad insertion, subtitling and captioning--to leading broadcasters and service providers across the world, said Tuesday that Showtime Networks is using the Softel MediaSphere ITV playout platform to power its new HD EBIF application. The app, which launched February 26th on Verizon FiOS TV, and which is offered in association with Showtime's...