WebTuner Selects ALi STB Chipsets for Secure OTT and Hybrid Set-Top Box Solutions


Taipei – ALi Corporation, a leading Set-Top Box (STB) chipset solution provider, and WebTuner Corp., a provider of set-top and portable DVR products with a unified electronic content guide (ECG) for all digital content, today announced a design and development partnership for secure, high performance, next generation over-the-top (OTT), TV Extenders, and Hybrid STB solutions.



WebTuner's hybrid compact STB solution features its ECG running on ALi's M3733 HD hybrid system-on-chip (SoC) embedded with multiple RISC and 3D graphics processors, to deliver both broadcast and IP streams anywhere in the home over Ethernet or Wi-Fi. This high performance compact design combines the benefits of a fully functional OTT and DVB STB that gives operators the ability to satisfy a wide range of market needs in one device.



WebTuner's TV Extender for digital terrestrial television (DTTV) running on ALi's M3823 HD SoC with integrated ISDB-T/DVB-T2 demodulators works in conjunction with its OTT module to offer plug-in flexibility to add any linear TV broadcast content to existing broadband services. This modularity approach is also well suited to ensure high quality reception of terrestrial signals where placement of receivers is critical. With Ethernet or Wi-Fi to distribute within the home, there is no more limitation on having linear TV within multiple rooms.



"ALi's high performance, secure, low cost solutions allow us to bring our next generation products to market with the confidence of meeting a wide range of customer needs for live, on-demand and on-line content," says Eduard Zaslavsky, WebTuner co-founder and CTO.



"ALi, with its proven track record in STB chipsets, is happy to collaborate with a leading-edge startup like WebTuner to bring to light our strength and embrace partnership of innovation. WebTuner's ultra compact design and unified content guide, powered by ALi's features optimized SoCs, will give operators and content providers a competitive advantage and flexibility to augment their content distribution offerings," says Tony Chang, General Manager of ALi's Broadcast and Broadband Media Business Unit.



Demonstrations will be available at the NAB Show in the WebTuner Sprockit Booth, N2530F, and ALi Meeting Suite, SU11624MR, south hall (upper).



About ALi Corporation

ALi Corporation is a leading innovator and developer in the set-top box (STB) system-on-chip (SoC) market. By fully leveraging its core expertise in the set-top box industry, ALi solutions are recognized for their high levels of integration, superior performance reliability, premier customer oriented service and compelling cost structure. Hundreds of Pay TV operators have adopted ALi's solutions worldwide. ALi Corporation was founded in 1987 with headquarters in Taipei, Taiwan, RD centers as well as sales offices in Hsinchu, Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Geneva, Tempe Arizona, and Seoul, and technical support teams throughout Asia. For more information, please visit www.alitech.com.



About WebTuner Corp.

WebTuner Corp. is a provider of innovative products and services for network operators and content providers. The WebTuner electronic content guide delivers a graphics and feature rich unified experience for all live, on-demand and on-line content. The WebTuner set-top-box (STB) DVR is portable, powerful and secure. WebTuner was founded in 2010 by industry veterans and is located in Redmond, Washington. For more information, please visit www.webtuner.tv.



ALi media contacts

Camila Hsu

+(886) 2-8752-2000

Email: camila.hsu@alitech.com



Kenny Guan

+(86 775) 2519-5788

Email: kenny.guan@alitech.com



WebTuner media contact

+1 (425) 296-0067

Email: pr@webtuner.tv

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