Icareus Playout EPG solution to drive Croatia’s new DVB-T2 network

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Icareus EPG to OIV

Helsinki, 05.06.2020, Icareus has delivered its Icareus Playout EPG server platform to OIV, digital television operator, based in Zagreb, Croatia. OIV is the national provider of terrestrial broadcasting of radio and television programs in Croatia, with a significant share of the market of leased communications networks, telecommunications lines and infrastructure, provider of satellite and multimedia services.

Croatia’s OIV, customer of Icareus Playout since 2016, was selected to build and operate a new DVB-T2 network in Croatia. Icareus’ Playout EPG Platform was selected to manage the PSI/SI and EPG for the extensive national network with tens of regions.

Relying on Icareus Playout was a natural choice as OIV had verified Icareus Playout EPG server to be the best, most robust and feature rich platform in the market. It enables OIV to offer better TV experience to its broadcaster customers and TV viewers while managing the channel lineups and network parameters in the most efficient way possible.

The first Icareus Playout system is being used for DVB-T network and the new system is to first serve DVB-T2 and finally to manage both DVB-T and DVB-T2 networks. It will generate an impressive amount of over 40 unique transport streams with different channel lineups from a single 1+1 platform for both DVB-T and DVB-T2.

OIV’s Director of Core Networks, IT and Services Mr Zoran Kezan: “It’s always important to have partners and suppliers that you can rely on as a service provider. Icareus has been proved as flexible and trustworthy partner for providing EPG/HbbTV solution for number of years behind us. EPG and HbbTV Icareus Playout solution has important role in DTT and satellite HeadEnd used to provide reliable services to the OIV customers.

Icareus Playout has been used by world’s leading TV operators and broadcasters in over 50 countries around the world since 2004.

In addition to EPG solution, Icareus and OIV have been working together in the HbbTV (hybrid broadcast broadband TV) field and Addressable TV advertising solutions.   Icareus Playout platform provides also a secure future migration path to Hybrid TV services based on HbbTV standard and SmartTVs.

Icareus Director Mr Mikko Karppinen comments: “We at Icareus are always happy when our existing customers renew their trust in us and want to extend the collaboration and use our products in new deployments. It is a testament to the quality of Icareus products and the service we offer. We see this as the highest award we can receive.

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. For more information about Playout EPG solution visit: here 

Icareus Playout product family includes Icareus Playout EP PSI/SI and EPG server, Icareus CS DSM-CC Carousel server for HbbTV and other Interactive TV standards, Icareus Playout SSU server for over-the-air updates and Icareus Playout Compact Lab solution for research, development and testing TV services. Icareus Playout solutions have been deployed in broadcasting production since 2004 is trusted by world leading TV operators and broadcasters serving customers in 50 countries like SES (Luxemburg), Arabsat (UAE), Cyfrowy Polsat (Poland), NovaTV (Czech) Mediaset (Italy). For more information about Playout solution visit: here

Odašiljači i veze d.o.o. (OIV) – With more than 90 years of tradition and experience OIV operates in the core of broadcasting and telecommunication industries, providing complete radio and television broadcasting services, audio-visual content and data distribution, fibre-optic lease, co-location as well as modern media services. More information: https://www.oiv.hr/

Icareus Ltd is established 2001 and has a headquarters in Helsinki, Finland. Combining online and broadcast technologies have been the core of our activities over a decade, true pioneers some say. We’ve been making the change from linear TV to today’s multi-screen experience. Icareus’ customizable end-user apps provide unique TV experience with economical service launch and maintenance on any device. Icareus solutions are enjoyed by millions of consumers via our broadcaster, operator, OTT and OVP customers in over 60 countries.

Icareus provides cloud solutions for TV and video services and trusted broadcast EPG, Carousel, OTA and Lab head-end products. Our platforms support solutions for HbbTV, ATSC 3.0, OTT, TV Everywhere, Addressable TV advertising and Audience Measurement. More information: https://www.icareus.com

Keywords EPG Server, EIT generation, PSI/SI server, broadcast server, electronic program guide, broadcast service management platform

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Jessica Glad

Marketing and communication
Icareus Ltd
Email: jessica.glad[at]icareus.com
Puhelin: +358 (0)9 2289 0801

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