MHP/tru2way Specialist, Alticast Reveals its Exhibit Plans for IBC

Korean MHP, tru2way and Blu-ray specialist, Alticast, contacted [itvt] Wednesday to let us know about its exhibit plans (Hall 1, Booth 1.C35) for the IBC show in Amsterdam later this week.

Among other things, the company plans to unveil what it bills as "the world's first single-middleware, dual-interactive commercialized hybrid receiver," which is powered by its Alticaptor middleware. According to the company, such hybrid receivers "represent the future of broadcasting," enabling viewers to enjoy a "seamless mix" comprised of 1) VOD content and catch-up services delivered through an IP network and 2) high-quality linear interactive HD real-time channels delivered via satellite.

Alticast also plans to demo an HD DVR hybrid solution based on the tru2way platform and the Broadcom 7405 chipset. According to the company, the solution includes browser support and will "deliver all HD DVR functionalities, DnP server-based VOD solution and YouTube UCC based on its browser solution." "In a mature interactive MHP/tru2way market it is clear that the operators and broadcasters can focus on the delivery of services and content in the knowledge that these advanced middleware engines can deliver everything required in an advanced hybrid broadband-broadcast television services environment," Anthony Smith-Chaigneau, managing director of Alticast, GmbH, said in a prepared statement.

In addition, Alticast plans to demo its Awaken TV channel navigation solution, which it bills as "a new FastMHP/tru2way open standard GUI product designed specifically to meet the needs of the high-definition broadcast, cable, satellite, and IPTV industries by delivering a quantum leap in the end-user experience on digital TV's." According to the company, the solution "brings advances in digital TV television graphical user interfaces via the presentation of video, graphics, interactive Internet applications, audio, as well as faster remote response times."