Dune HD, MWare partner up to optimize IPTV expertise

Following the old adage that two heads--or in this case companies--are better than one, set-top box maker Dune HD and end-to-end IPTV platform provider MWare are bringing both ends of their equation together for the benefit of IPTV content providers and operators, the two companies said in a news release.

The partnership was announced at IBC 2012 in Amsterdam, where the two companies said the platform will deliver "a simple, flexible and scalable solution that makes it easy to provide multiscreen content."

"Providers just want to get content out to their customers, without having to worry about technical complexity," MWare CEO Sander Kerstens said in the news release. "Our approach makes content delivery simple by partnering with leading vendors such as Dune HD and wrapping their technology into a single, flexible solution designed to fit the content provider's individual needs."

The partnership is part of a "new global strategy" Dune HD is pursuing to get its products out in front of a worldwide audience. These products include entry-level IPTV players as well as middle- and high-level models that also support Blu-ray and digital TV, which Dune HD defines as satellite/cable TV.

What Dune HD doesn't have is the end-to-end capability that MWare brings to the party, said Dune HD CEO Konstantin Dyshlevoy.

"[C]ontent providers have the perfect opportunity to reach a growing audience, monetise their programming and build successful businesses. However to achieve this they need to work with providers that deliver an end-to-end solution that is tailored to their requirements," he said in the news release. "[O]ur partnership with MWare makes content delivery seamless--from studio to living room, whatever device they want to watch on."

For more:
- see the Dune HD news release

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