Metrological and ActiveVideo partner on OTT integration solution for older set tops

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Rotterdam-based technology company Metrological is partnering with ActiveVideo to develop tools to help pay TV operators integrate OTT services into their set tops.

Metrological’’s Application Platform integrates over-the-top programming into linear set tops for clients including Comcast and Liberty Global. Combining this technology with the cloud-based virtualization capabilities of ActiveVideo’s CloudTV enables operators using older set tops that lack HTML5 support to integrate OTT services.  

ActiveVideo is one of the key tech suppliers to Charter’s Spectrum Guide user interface, which has allowed the No. 2 cable operator in the U.S. to deploy an advanced video user experience without incurring advanced video user experience capital expenditures. Charter jointly purchased ActiveVideo in 2016 along with Arris. .

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Metrological said two operators in the Caribbean and Latin America will begin deploying the jointly created solution in 2018. 

"We share a common goal with ActiveVideo to make the implementation and management of rich, integrated user experiences easier and more cost effective," said Jeroen Ghijsen, CEO of Metrological, in a statement. “By leveraging the cloud to virtualize CPE functions, we enable operators to quickly deploy and easily manage new OTT services on the millions of STBs that already are in the field.”

“By forging partnerships with complementary technologies, we are exponentially expanding the potential footprint for cloud virtualization,” added ActiveVideo President and CEO Jeff Miller. “Working with Metrological gives operators a new way to unify the customer experience across their entire CPE footprint, by using cloud-based technology to bring the latest OTT content and applications to their subscribers.”

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