Icareus EPG solution to ERT, the public radio and television broadcaster of Greece

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Icareus EPG solution to ERT, the public radio and television broadcaster of Greece

Helsinki, 24,10.2019: Icareus’ distributor Epeegee has delivered Icareus Playout EPG solution to ERT, the public radio and television broadcaster for Greece. Icareus Playout EPG solution is used to manage the PSI/SI and EPG signalling of all of the over twenty ERT distributed TV and Radio channels to several uplinks.


Yiannis Vougiouklakis - ERT

Mr. Yiannis Vougiouklakis, Head Of Digital Strategy of ERT

ERT’s Mr. Yiannis Vougiouklakis, Head Of Digital Strategy, comments the selection of Icareus EPG: “Icareus Playout offered us a flexible, robust and well-known EPG platform to offer better TV experience to our viewers. As a public broadcaster our high standards require us to trust on the best product on the market and Icareus Playout matched all our requirements”.

Icareus EPG offers a scalable and versatile EPG platform for ERT. The EIT information can be automatically ingested from different sources such as live streams, XML and text files. Icareus’ distributor and system integrator partner Epeegee has been responsible for the sales, integration and training of Icareus Playout EPG for ERT.

Epeegee’s CEO Mr Stathis Michail comments the selection of Icareus EPG: “Icareus Playout is a trusted solution that the Public Broadcaster can rely on. Its versatility and flexibility made the integration with ERT’s infrastructure easy and effortless”.

Icareus’ Director Mr Mikko Karppinen comments: “ERT is known as an innovative leader of the Greek TV market and I couldn’t be prouder to be part of the journey to offer better TV services to their viewers. Icareus Playout once again proved to be the right solution for a public broadcaster, which to me is proof that our extensive R&D work is going to right direction”.

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 broadcasting production since 2004.

Icareus Playout EPG is part of Icareus Playout broadcast 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

Epeegee represents in Greece several leading manufacturers and software houses specializing in developing applications for Broadcasters, Media Houses and Production Companies. Epeegee holds a unique know-how on Application development for multiscreen, OTT, DRM, NFC, software development methodology and media consultancy. For more information, visit https://epeegee.com/.

ERT, The Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation (Greek: Ελληνική Ραδιοφωνία Τηλεόραση (ΕΡΤ), Ellinikí Radiofonía Tileórasi or ERT) is the state-owned public radio and television broadcaster for Greece. It runs five TV channels (ERT1, ERT2, ERT3, ERT SportsHD and ERT World), ERT Hybrid Services, six national radio services (First programme, Second Programme, Third Programme and Era Sport, Kosmos, Voice of Greece), 19 Regional radio stations, and four Internet TV channels ERTPLAY 1, ERTPLAY 2, ERTPLAY 3 and ERTPLAY 4. For more information visit: https://www.ert.gr


For more Information:

Ms. Jessica Glad


Icareus Ltd

Email: jessica.glad[at]icareus.com

Telephone: +358 (0)9 2289 0801


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