Middleware provider Netgem says it has integrated Microsoft's Silverlight and Play Ready plug-ins into its NetgemTV middleware to enable smooth streaming of content and DRM management across multiple devices, extending the reach of pay-TV operators by allowing them to distribute blended Internet TV and broadband services, broadcast and home network content to multiple Internet-connected screens.
"Traditionally PayTV operators have been successful in aggregating channels to create attractive and diversified bouquets of services," Christophe Aulnette, Netgem's managing director, said. "Together with Microsoft, we enable the secure blending of OTT services, such as catch-up TV, with linear content, which is ideal for operators looking to extend their reach beyond their existing footprint."
Paris-based Netgem has scored several recent wins in the European market in Sovenia and Monaco, for both its middleware and set-top box solutions. Monaco Telecom in June said Netgem's smart hybrid solution was cost effective since it allowed MT to integrate it into its existing infrastructure. "Netgem's open platform ensures our technology will remain future proofed since we can easily add in new and exciting broadcast and over the top broadband services to customers as required," said Martin Péronnet, Monaco Telecom's managing director.
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