SkitterTV opts for Amino's Aminet hybrid STB

NEW ORLEANS--Hybrid IPTV/OTT platform SkitterTV announced it will use Amino Communications' OTT-enhanced Aminet IPTV set-top boxes to deliver traditional IPTV and over-the-top content for customers.

The Atlanta-based company enables telecom service providers to encode, configure, deliver and monetize streaming media services by combining live TV, audio, web video and personal media assets.

SkitterTV CEO Robert Saunders said the Amino Aminet A140 and Amino's A540 with DVR, give the company "the ideal set-top box solution.

"The market is moving towards a blend of core entertainment services and the excitement of the open Internet," he said.

Amino's box uses HLS, an adaptive streaming technology, and HTML5 to help deliver content. HLS can also enhance content choice by delivering video-on-demand and live TV from aggregated and cloud-based services without additional investment in network infrastructure.
 HTML5 provides a standardized framework for video and audio playback inside the browser, and it will allow operators to create a walled garden of OTT content for their customers.

U.K.-based Amino has sold more than three million devices to 850 customers in 85 countries.

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