Mediaset rolls out their HbbTV services with Icareus

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Helsinki, 23.5.2018, Mediaset, the leading commercial broadcaster in Italy, launched their hybrid, broadcast and broadband services (HbbTV) services in 2017 with the help of Icareus. Icareus delivered new HbbTV Carousel solutions to Mediaset, that was rigorously tested to support the simulcast of the legacy MHP platform and HbbTV, the critical requirement in Italy. Icareus solution will allow them to expand their HbbTV services.

Icareus Playout CS Carousel server won the tender process arranged by Mediaset, due to the Icareus Carousel platform’s versatile features, the competitive costs and long history in broadcast production use. In addition Mediaset is long time Icareus customer and has experience of using Icareus Carousel server in their lab environment already since 2014, when it was delivered by Icareus partner Thomson Video Networks.

Icareus HbbTV Carousel server allows Mediset to offer interactive HbbTV (www.hbbtv.org) experience to its viewers while managing the services and network parameters in the most efficient way possible. The Icareus Playout system provides Mediaset the most flexible and modular platform for hybrid HbbTV services.

The delivery includes the solution for Mediaset’s terrestrial network and to Mediaset’s lab, allowing Mediaset to test and develop HbbTV services.

Icareus’ Director Mr Mikko Karppinen says that “Mediaset is one of the best know commercial broadcasters in the whole Europe and it has also been one of the pioneers in interactive TV services  during the 21st century. We are proud that Icareus Playout CS solution matches the high criteria of Mediaset and feel honoured and more than happy to deliver our HbbTV platform and to continue to innovate with them”.

Icareus’ experienced broadcasting TV system partner Syes (System Engineering Solutions) is responsible of the integration, installation and delivery of the Icareus Playout CS HbbTV Carousel solution to Mediset.

About Icareus Playout

Icareus Playout Carousel offers Trusted Broadcast Technology enjoyed by leading broadcasters and operators globally for over a decade. Icareus’ Playout CS100 Carousel™ is the leading solution for TV operators and broadcasters for DVB interactive datacasting services. Icareus’ Playout CS100 Carousel Server allows the building and supervision of high quality value-added television services by multiplexing data in real-time. The data can be received from multiple sources: DVB-ASI feeds and/or IP-networks. All carousels are generated in real-time, and both the carousel content and AIT application signalling can be updated dynamically. Icareus’ Playout CS100 Carousel server supports HbbTV and other interactive TV standard based applications. For more information visit: http://www.icareus.com/icareus-playout/#cs

About Mediaset

Mediaset Group is the largest commercial broadcaster in Italy. Founded in the 1970s by former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi. Mediaset’s headquarters are in Milan, Lombardy. Mediaset Group’s has currently 11 free-to-air channels, two broadcast PayTV packages and over-the-top services. In addition to its domestic television interests, Mediaset also operates a series of news, entertainment and sport websites; holds 50.1% of the Spanish broadcasting firm Mediaset España Comunicación; owns the film production company Medusa Film; and heads a consortium which owns the television production house Endemol. For more information visit: http://www.mediaset.it

About Syes

Syes (System Engineering Solutions) designs, manufactures and commissions TV broadcasting systems.

Core products are transmitters and repeaters of any power. Syes has also a long experience in system integration, especially of Head Ends. The key customers are the main national broadcasters, not only in Italy but all over the World. Syes headquarters is in Italy with facilities in Miami (USA), Hong Kong (China), Obninsk (Russia). For more information visit: http://www.syes.eu

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Ms Jessica Glad
Marketing
Icareus Ltd
Email: jessica.glad[at]icareus.com
Telephone: +358 (0)9 2289 0801

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Icareus EPG Platform to Phuong Nam Company in Vietnam

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Helsinki, 23.5.2018,Phuong Nam Television Company, has selected Icareus Playout EPG platform to manage and distribute their Electronic Program Guide information in all of their cable networks. The delivery includes a turn-key solution to enhance the user experience by providing full 7 day EPG data on all premium channels. Icareus Playout enabled them to easily aggregate EPG data from various sources and to manage and optimise the delivery in their regionalised cable network in the best possible manner.

Icareus Playout EPG platform was selected, because it offers flexible, versatile and economical EPG platform meeting the specific requirements of Phuong Nam Television Company. Icareus Playout EPG enables Phuong Nam Television Company to insert PSI and EIT information from XML sources automatically, manage the channel data and contribute the data as IP TS through multiplexer to cable network. Icareus Playout EPG is used to provide a better TV experience.

Icareus’ systems integrator partner Vietcoms is responsible for the sales, integration, installation and delivery of the Icareus Playout EPG platform to Phuong Nam Television Company.

Icareus Director Mr Mikko Karppinen comments: “Icareus has had TV operator customers in Vietnam since 2012. We are more than glad to have the opportunity to widen our operations in Vietnam and to have Phuong Nam Television Company as our customer.”

About Icareus Playout

Icareus Playout EPG solution offers Trusted Broadcast Technology enjoyed by leading broadcasters and operators globally for over a decade. Icareus Playout EP110 server is a full-scale PSI/SI generator server targeted for operators and broadcasters to manage their DVB multiplexes and channel line-ups. The tested integrations to multiplexes, EPG data providers, network management systems and Icareus Suite enable quick deployment and high reliability. Icareus global reseller and systems integrator partners offer high service levels and peace-of-mind to our customers. Icareus Playout EPG solutions have been deployed in TV broadcasting production since 2004.

Icareus Playout EPG is part of Icareus Playout head-end product family, which also includes Icareus CS DSM-CC Carousel servers for HbbTV and other Interactive TV standards, Icareus Playout SSU servers for boot-loading the TV devices’ firmware and Icareus Playout Compact Lab solution for research, development and testing TV services.   For more information about EPG solution visit: http://www.icareus.com/icareus-playout/#ep

About Phuong Nam Television Company

Phuong Nam Television Company Limited (previously known as Vinh Long Cable Television Limited Company) is a unit of Vinh Long Radio and Television Station, which is responsible for information and entertainment needs of local people in the Vinh Long province. Phuong Nam Television provides TV services on cable television network including broadcast television channels, pay-TV channels, Internet services, promotion and value-added services. In addition to cable TV, Phuong Nam Television is also deploying digital terrestrial television network based on DVB-T2 on the southern part of Vietnam. For more information visit: http://thvl.vn  or https://www.facebook.com/phuongnamco.tv/

About Viet Communications

VIET COMMUNICATIONS JSC. (VIETCOMS) was founded in Vietnam in 2005. Vietcoms has delivered technology solutions and expertise to most of broadcast and PayTV operators in Vietnam with support from the world’s premier equipment vendors. Vietcoms design and build facilities focussing on signal processing, satellite/ IP/ SDH/ fiber transmission, Headend for CATV/ DTH/ DTT/ IPTV, HFC network etc. Vietcoms is proud to be a longterm supplier for major operators in Vietnam like VTV, VTC, AVG, VASC, Viettel, Vinasat, HTV, SCTV. Vietcoms commit to deliver excellent professional integration and after sales service to our customer by investment in training our engineering and designer team to ensure that they are accreditable and abreast of new technology like OTT, Multiscreen, as well as booming application such as HDTV, 3DTV, IPTV. For more information visit: http://www.vietcoms.com

For more Information

Ms Jessica Glad
Marketing
Icareus Ltd
Email: jessica.glad[at]icareus.com
Telephone: +358 (0)9 2289 0801