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INTX 2016: Metrological Zeroes In On TV Apps

Metrological, a TV apps company based in the Netherlands, teed up plans for next week’s INTX event in Boston that will focus on a device and software “agnostic” application platform that will include ways for operators to use open source browser technology to boost app performance and to create next-gen user interfaces.

Metrological (booth 1641) noted that it will demo “contextual” app experiences that merge live TV and over-the-top content, enabling operators to present a unified app that mixes all content types on one screen.

Also on show will be an app store that allows MSOs and other partners to launch device-independent, operator-branded TV app stores on set-tops and other connected devices. The company said more than 300 apps are available to operators that tap into Metrological’s Application Platform.

Also on show will be its Dashboard, which provides real‐time business intelligence and analytics for operators and content providers, and an App Manager, that helps operators monetize OTT content and personalize the scheduling of content. For example, daytime programming can highlight children’s apps while evening hours can highlight news app content.

Last year, Metrological announced that Liberty Global and Comcast were using a new, open-source browser enhancements for set-tops that rely on the RDK software stack. Metrological and RDK Management LLC, the joint venture of Comcast, Liberty Global and Time Warner Cable, introduced an RDK App Emulator last year.