MobiTV Partners With Amino to Put App-Based Platform on Legacy Set-tops

Silicon Valley-based MobiTV has partnered with UK-based set-top software maker Amino on a new solution that will enable legacy set-tops to use MobiTV’s Connect IP video platform.

Under the new solution, which will be commercially available in the fourth quarter, according to the announcement, previously deployed set-tops will be “up-cycled” with AminoOS Enable software, giving them the ability to integrate IP video experiences delivered MobiTV’s Connect video platform.

MobiTV said it has 90 operators, either in trials or deployment for Connect, an end-to-end solution designed to let smaller service providers deliver popular over-the-top services along with managed linear video products.

MobiTV recently announced a new $50 million funding round to expand distribution of its IPTV platform.

“By enabling operators to offer exciting next generation services such as MobiTV with a relatively modest additional investment, we’re extending the life of installed devices: a highly significant CAPEX benefit,” said Amino CEO Donald McGarva, in a statement.

“We continue to focus on giving operators new options for delivering video services through whichever device they choose,” said Bill Routt, COO and president, MobiTV. “Our partnership with Amino expands our approach, recognizing that both operators and subscribers need video services that bring the best of both legacy linear and OTT streaming.”

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