Audience Measurement from 2 million+ Turkish TVs and HbbTV services for four channels with the effort of one

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Audience Measurement from 2 million+ Turkish TVs and HbbTV services for four channels with the effort of one

Helsinki, 23.5.2018 Icareus has delivered a turnkey HbbTV solution to ATV, the leading commercial broadcaster in Turkey. ATV wanted to offer more to their viewers and to understand better how their channels are watched, so they turned to Icareus to design and deliver a complete SmartTV service based on HbbTV (www.hbbtv.org). Icareus build a turnkey HbbTV solution based on its existing products that enabled ATV (www.atv.com.tr) and its sister channels A Haber, A Spor and children’s’ channel Minika to offer valuable services to their viewers via SmartTVs.

The delivered solution consists Icareus Playout CS100 for HbbTV signalling, Icareus Suite platform for cloud-based HbbTV service management, Icareus Audience Measurement solution and an assortment of HbbTV applications for all the four channels.

Icareus HbbTV solution was selected because it offers an economical and the most feature rich HbbTV platform on the market. Icareus solutions have been tested and deployed in production use for years. The solution offer ATV the most flexible and modular platform to provide better TV experience for their TV viewers.

Icareus Suite is a cloud based versatile TV and online video platform. It is targeted for TV operators and broadcasters to manage their IP and Broadcast based hybrid TV services, SmartTV applications and other content. Icareus Suite provides an easy-to-use web management interface to manage service delivery, analytics, and customisation of HbbTV Applications. Icareus Suite enabled ATV to adopt the applications look-and-feel to each channel’s own brand without any programming and thus decreasing the both the deployment time and cost, to a cost comparable to a single channel deployment.

Icareus Suite is a modular platform and in addition to HbbTV application management its core modules include asset management for VOD and Catch-up TV, EPG management, payTV provisioning, subscriber-, device-, and account management.

Icareus Suite can be offered as a cloud service, but ATV preferred a on-premise installation.

Icareus Playout Carousel offers Trusted Broadcast Technology enjoyed by leading broadcasters and operators globally for over a decade. Icareus’ Playout CS100 Carousel™ is the solution for TV operators and broadcasters for DVB datacasting services. Icareus’ Playout CS100 Carousel Server allows the building and supervision of high quality value-added television services by multiplexing data in real-time. Icareus’ Playout CS100 Carousel server supports HbbTV and other interactive TV standard based applications.

Icareus Audience Measurement solution provide tools for TV Operators, broadcasters and other service providers collect and analyse information about their audiences, either watching or using their TV services. The information can be collected from any device connected to the service including HbbTVs, set-top boxes, SmartTVs, tablets, mobile phones and wed services.

Icareus Audience Measurement solution provides ATV the valuable real-time data on how viewers watch their channels, on-demand videos and interact with their TV applications. The real panel of 2 million TVs connected to Icareus system provides insight that any other solution could not deliver giving ATV an edge to offer AddressableTV on phase two of the project.

HbbTV services and applications delivered to ATV include:

  • Launcher application, which is autostarted on all channels and takes control of desired buttons (color buttons mainly). Each button can be assigned with a scheduled action. Includes support for showing scheduled banners and linking to advertisers own portals.
  • Portal / Menu offering a visible entry-point to all HbbTV services
  • Enhanced EPG application showing broadcast channel program data with enhanced metadata
  • Catch-up TV service providing access to thousands of ATV series and archives
  • Video-on-demand service of the movies and TV programs
  • News service providing the latest Turkish news from the RSS source
  • Weather application…you know, sun is always shining in Turkey

The solution is future-proofed allowing ATV to easily and quickly deploy and customize new HbbTV applications thereby avoiding the need to develop new applications from scratch.

About ATV

ATV is a nationwide TV channel in Turkey, began broadcasting in September 1993. ATV is one of Turkey’s most prominent and acclaimed television networks meeting global broadcasting standards and a jewel in the crown of the Turkuvaz Media Group. It has been a highly influential player in the shaping of Turkish television over the years due to its innovative and ground-breaking approach to program-making. As a leader in the TV broadcasting sector, ATV also has a powerful commercial capability. The channel is renowned for its enthralling dramas, hilarious comedies, action-packed series and engaging sitcoms – all of which are produced to the highest quality. In addition, the distribution arm of ATV brings a wide array of choice and diversity, offering series exceeding 20,000 hours as well as formats and TV movies. ATV also has the highest foreign sales ratio among its competitors and its series that are sold to customers in over 30 countries worldwide achieve spectacular ratings. ATV is an acronym of Actual Television (Aktüel Televizyonu) and it has sister channels A2, A Haber, A News and A Spor. For more information visit: https://www.atv.com.tr/

About Orsatek

Orsatek is a system integrator operating in Turkey. They provide consultancy and integration services to small/large broadcasters or companies having content to manage based on years of experience in Media Asset Management and Broadcast Automation System together with their experience in Information Technologies. For more information visit: http://orsatek.tv/en/

Icareus’ products and solutions used at ATV

Icareus Playout HbbTV Carousel Streamer: http://www.icareus.com/icareus-playout/#cs

Icareus Suite: http://www.icareus.com/online-video-platform/

Icareus Audience Measurementhttp://www.icareus.com/audience-measurement/

Icareus HbbTV: http://www.icareus.com/hbbtv/

 

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Marketing
Icareus Ltd
Email: jessica.glad[at]icareus.com
Telephone: +358 (0)9 2289 0801

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Mediaset rolls out their HbbTV services with Icareus

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Mediaset rolls out their HbbTV services with Icareus

Helsinki, 23.5.2018, Mediaset, the leading commercial broadcaster in Italy, launched their hybrid, broadcast and broadband services (HbbTV) services in 2017 with the help of Icareus. Icareus delivered new HbbTV Carousel solutions to Mediaset, that was rigorously tested to support the simulcast of the legacy MHP platform and HbbTV, the critical requirement in Italy. Icareus solution will allow them to expand their HbbTV services.

Icareus Playout CS Carousel server won the tender process arranged by Mediaset, due to the Icareus Carousel platform’s versatile features, the competitive costs and long history in broadcast production use. In addition Mediaset is long time Icareus customer and has experience of using Icareus Carousel server in their lab environment already since 2014, when it was delivered by Icareus partner Thomson Video Networks.

Icareus HbbTV Carousel server allows Mediset to offer interactive HbbTV (www.hbbtv.org) experience to its viewers while managing the services and network parameters in the most efficient way possible. The Icareus Playout system provides Mediaset the most flexible and modular platform for hybrid HbbTV services.

The delivery includes the solution for Mediaset’s terrestrial network and to Mediaset’s lab, allowing Mediaset to test and develop HbbTV services.

Icareus’ Director Mr Mikko Karppinen says that “Mediaset is one of the best know commercial broadcasters in the whole Europe and it has also been one of the pioneers in interactive TV services  during the 21st century. We are proud that Icareus Playout CS solution matches the high criteria of Mediaset and feel honoured and more than happy to deliver our HbbTV platform and to continue to innovate with them”.

Icareus’ experienced broadcasting TV system partner Syes (System Engineering Solutions) is responsible of the integration, installation and delivery of the Icareus Playout CS HbbTV Carousel solution to Mediset.

About Icareus Playout

Icareus Playout Carousel offers Trusted Broadcast Technology enjoyed by leading broadcasters and operators globally for over a decade. Icareus’ Playout CS100 Carousel™ is the leading solution for TV operators and broadcasters for DVB interactive datacasting services. Icareus’ Playout CS100 Carousel Server allows the building and supervision of high quality value-added television services by multiplexing data in real-time. The data can be received from multiple sources: DVB-ASI feeds and/or IP-networks. All carousels are generated in real-time, and both the carousel content and AIT application signalling can be updated dynamically. Icareus’ Playout CS100 Carousel server supports HbbTV and other interactive TV standard based applications. For more information visit: http://www.icareus.com/icareus-playout/#cs

About Mediaset

Mediaset Group is the largest commercial broadcaster in Italy. Founded in the 1970s by former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi. Mediaset’s headquarters are in Milan, Lombardy. Mediaset Group’s has currently 11 free-to-air channels, two broadcast PayTV packages and over-the-top services. In addition to its domestic television interests, Mediaset also operates a series of news, entertainment and sport websites; holds 50.1% of the Spanish broadcasting firm Mediaset España Comunicación; owns the film production company Medusa Film; and heads a consortium which owns the television production house Endemol. For more information visit: http://www.mediaset.it

About Syes

Syes (System Engineering Solutions) designs, manufactures and commissions TV broadcasting systems.

Core products are transmitters and repeaters of any power. Syes has also a long experience in system integration, especially of Head Ends. The key customers are the main national broadcasters, not only in Italy but all over the World. Syes headquarters is in Italy with facilities in Miami (USA), Hong Kong (China), Obninsk (Russia). For more information visit: http://www.syes.eu

For more Information:

Ms Jessica Glad
Marketing
Icareus Ltd
Email: jessica.glad[at]icareus.com
Telephone: +358 (0)9 2289 0801

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Icareus EPG Platform to Phuong Nam Company in Vietnam

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Helsinki, 23.5.2018,Phuong Nam Television Company, has selected Icareus Playout EPG platform to manage and distribute their Electronic Program Guide information in all of their cable networks. The delivery includes a turn-key solution to enhance the user experience by providing full 7 day EPG data on all premium channels. Icareus Playout enabled them to easily aggregate EPG data from various sources and to manage and optimise the delivery in their regionalised cable network in the best possible manner.

Icareus Playout EPG platform was selected, because it offers flexible, versatile and economical EPG platform meeting the specific requirements of Phuong Nam Television Company. Icareus Playout EPG enables Phuong Nam Television Company to insert PSI and EIT information from XML sources automatically, manage the channel data and contribute the data as IP TS through multiplexer to cable network. Icareus Playout EPG is used to provide a better TV experience.

Icareus’ systems integrator partner Vietcoms is responsible for the sales, integration, installation and delivery of the Icareus Playout EPG platform to Phuong Nam Television Company.

Icareus Director Mr Mikko Karppinen comments: “Icareus has had TV operator customers in Vietnam since 2012. We are more than glad to have the opportunity to widen our operations in Vietnam and to have Phuong Nam Television Company as our customer.”

About Icareus Playout

Icareus Playout EPG solution offers Trusted Broadcast Technology enjoyed by leading broadcasters and operators globally for over a decade. Icareus Playout EP110 server is a full-scale PSI/SI generator server targeted for operators and broadcasters to manage their DVB multiplexes and channel line-ups. The tested integrations to multiplexes, EPG data providers, network management systems and Icareus Suite enable quick deployment and high reliability. Icareus global reseller and systems integrator partners offer high service levels and peace-of-mind to our customers. Icareus Playout EPG solutions have been deployed in TV broadcasting production since 2004.

Icareus Playout EPG is part of Icareus Playout head-end product family, which also includes Icareus CS DSM-CC Carousel servers for HbbTV and other Interactive TV standards, Icareus Playout SSU servers for boot-loading the TV devices’ firmware and Icareus Playout Compact Lab solution for research, development and testing TV services.   For more information about EPG solution visit: http://www.icareus.com/icareus-playout/#ep

About Phuong Nam Television Company

Phuong Nam Television Company Limited (previously known as Vinh Long Cable Television Limited Company) is a unit of Vinh Long Radio and Television Station, which is responsible for information and entertainment needs of local people in the Vinh Long province. Phuong Nam Television provides TV services on cable television network including broadcast television channels, pay-TV channels, Internet services, promotion and value-added services. In addition to cable TV, Phuong Nam Television is also deploying digital terrestrial television network based on DVB-T2 on the southern part of Vietnam. For more information visit: http://thvl.vn  or https://www.facebook.com/phuongnamco.tv/

About Viet Communications

VIET COMMUNICATIONS JSC. (VIETCOMS) was founded in Vietnam in 2005. Vietcoms has delivered technology solutions and expertise to most of broadcast and PayTV operators in Vietnam with support from the world’s premier equipment vendors. Vietcoms design and build facilities focussing on signal processing, satellite/ IP/ SDH/ fiber transmission, Headend for CATV/ DTH/ DTT/ IPTV, HFC network etc. Vietcoms is proud to be a longterm supplier for major operators in Vietnam like VTV, VTC, AVG, VASC, Viettel, Vinasat, HTV, SCTV. Vietcoms commit to deliver excellent professional integration and after sales service to our customer by investment in training our engineering and designer team to ensure that they are accreditable and abreast of new technology like OTT, Multiscreen, as well as booming application such as HDTV, 3DTV, IPTV. For more information visit: http://www.vietcoms.com

For more Information

Ms Jessica Glad
Marketing
Icareus Ltd
Email: jessica.glad[at]icareus.com
Telephone: +358 (0)9 2289 0801