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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

Icareus EPG Platform to PCCW in Hong Kong

Helsinki, 15.2.2018Icareus has delivered its Icareus Playout EPG platform to telecom operator PCCW, the leading PayTV, IPTV and OTT service provider in Hong Kong and elsewhere in Asia. Icareus Playout EPG is used to receive, manage and distribute EPG data to PCCW’s TV services.

Icareus Playout EPG platform was selected because it offers flexible, versatile and economical EPG platform meeting the specific requirements of PCCW. Icareus Playout EPG enables PCCW to receive PSI and EIT information from satellite receivers, manage the channel data and contribute the data as XML to PCCW’s IP based TV platforms. Icareus Playout EPG offers versatile and efficient operational tools and for viewers a high quality TV experience.

Icareus’ systems integrator partner Mediatech is responsible for the sales, integration, installation and delivery of the Icareus Playout EPG platform to PCCW.

Icareus Director Mr Mikko Karppinen comments: “Over the last decade Icareus has had a lot of TV operator and broadcaster customers in Asia, but this is the first time we have an opportunity to work with PCCW. We are excited to work with one of the leading operators and system integrators in Hong Kong and Asia.

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

PCCW Limited (Pacific Century CyberWorks) is the holding company of HKT Group Holdings Limited, a Hong Kong based information and communications technology (ICT) company and PCCW Media. PCCW Media is a leading, fully integrated multimedia and entertainment group in Hong Kong. PCCW Media operates the leading pay-TV service in Hong Kong under the Now TV brand delivering both self-produced and licensed content to its customers using advanced IPTV technology. Now TV offers more than 180 linear channels of local, Asian and international programs. Its premium content can also be accessed on-demand and on the go via Now Player app. It is also a leading producer of Chinese language news, financial news and sports programming. . PCCW Media is also engaged in the provision of over-the-top (OTT) video service under the Viu brand in Hong Kong and other places in the region. PCCW is headquartered in Hong Kong and operates in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Americas, mainland China, and other parts of Asia.

For more information visit: http://www.pccw.com , http://nowtv.now.com , https://web.viu.com/ or www.hkt.com

Mediatech (International) Limited is an engineering consultant, solutions provider, and systems curator for the professional video market in Hong Kong and the surrounding regions. Mediatech was founded in 1993 and it is one of the most experienced and versatile providers in the broadcast and ICT industries in the area. Mediatech customers include TV broadcasters, cable operators, telecom service providers, post-production facilities, corporations, and universities. For more information visit: https://www.mediatech.com.hk/

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’ End-to-End HbbTV Platform to leading terrestrial operator Emitel

Helsinki, 15.2.2018 Icareus has delivered a turnkey HbbTV solution to Emitel, the national terrestrial TV network operator in Poland. With the new Icareus system Emitel is start the HbbTV service offering for TV viewers in Poland.

The delivered turnkey HbbTV (www.hbbtv.org) solution enable Emitel to offer their broadcaster customers HbbTV services and applications as a cloud service. For broadcasters it offers a versatile, fast and reliable HbbTV deployment.

Icareus HbbTV solution was selected as it offer Emitel an economical, production tested and feature rich platform to provide HbbTV services to its customers. For operations it provides easy-to-use user interface and tools to customise the services for each of Emitel’s customers without software development, making service expansion hassle free.

The delivered solution consists of Icareus Playout CS100 broadcast head-end for HbbTV streaming, Icareus Suite for HbbTV service management, online streaming servers and an assortment of HbbTV services.

Icareus Suite, Online Video and TV Platform, is a complete solution targeted for broadcasters and network operators to manage their hybrid and OTT services. Icareus Suite was installed on-site for Emitel to offer HbbTV as a cloud services to their customers.

Icareus Suite provides easy-to-use web interface to manage and customise HbbTV services, including Addressable TV advertising. Application templates can be quickly adopted to any TV channel brand and look-and-feel without any programming, making it optimal for service providers.

The modules included to Emitel delivery include e.g. HbbTV Application, VOD and Catch-up TV, Device, Channel and EPG management. Additional modules like pay TV provisioning, subscriber, and account management can be added at later stage. The advanced audience monitoring module offer insight on how viewers use HbbTV applications.

Icareus Suite was integrated with Wowza Media Server to provide Live and On-Demand streaming.

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 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. Icareus’ Playout CS100 Carousel server supports HbbTV and other interactive TV standard based applications.

HbbTV services and applications delivered to Emitel include:

  • Launcher application, which is autostarted on all channels and takes control of desired buttons (color buttons mainly). Each button can be assigned a scheduled action. Includes support for Addressable TV formats like SwitchIn, ActiveAd and VideoSwap.
  • Application portal offering a visible entry-point to all HbbTV services
  • Enhanced EPG application showing both broadcast and broadband channel EPG and edited recommendations for TV programs
  • Linear Broadband channels service providing an opportunity to have niche TV and Radio channels over IP to HbbTVs.
  • News service providing the latest Polish news from RSS sources.
  • Weather…well you know what is a weather application.

Emitel is the leading terrestrial radio and TV broadcast infrastructure operator in Poland. Services provided by us are divided into four groups: radio, TV, communications, infrastructure leasing. Emitel services are characterized by the highest quality, innovative solutions, and the newest technologies. Emitel is a country leader in digital radio and TV and development of services based on the state-of-the-art wireless systems. EmiTel provides distribution and contribution services of Television signals. As a technical operator of digital terrestrial television network we provide broadcasting services covering Poland by DVB-T signal (MUX-1, MUX-2 and MUX-3). Emitel manages several hundreds network sites. In addition, Emitel offer include also infrastructure leasing, designing and installation of radio diffusion and radio communications systems with related technical consulting, as well as leasing infrastructure to broadcasters and operators. For more information visit: http://www.emitel.pl/

DTS Digital Transmission System Lubinski Sp.J.(DTS) is one of the leading system integrator companies operating in Poland. DTS provides broadcast system design, distribution and integration services for TV operators and broadcasters. For more information visit: http://dts.waw.pl/

More Information on Icareus’ products and solutions delivered to Emitel:

Icareus Playout HbbTV Carousel: http://www.icareus.com/icareus-playout/#cs
Icareus Suite Online Video and TV platform : http://www.icareus.com/online-video-platform/
Icareus HbbTV: http://www.icareus.com/solutions/
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 Playout EPG Server Presentation (EN)

Icareus Playout EPG is robust and future proof EPG platform for Broadcasters, DVB network and OTT/IPTV service providers.

Icareus EPG platform enables broadcasters and network operators to manage multiplatform EPG on single integrated platform. It generates all necessary PSI/SI and EIT –tables needed for premium DVB network or to serve the IPTV /OTT middleware platform.

Icareus Enhanced EPG provides rich and better user experience for Hybrid TV devices combining broadcast and broadband content.

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