Author: Kristin Michels

Inaris DVB/IPTV Solution on Android TV 11

Android TV 11 comes with new foundational improvements such as enhanced security, improved memory management, one-time app permissions, and also enhancements tailored specifically for TV, like the new Tuner Framework...

Quickline Partnership on a New Level

In these times, TV consumption at home has significantly grown. This can also be seen in the increased sales of TV devices. The network operators register a stronger demand in...

Launching and Enhancing the Ghana HD+ Decoder

Only half a year ago, SES launched their HD+ service in Ghana to deliver premium TV picture quality to Ghanaian households. We are contributing to this project by providing the major part...

Feature Extensions on the Montage SoC

The Montage SoC is a very attractive SoC for STBs in cost-sensitive markets. While the hardware costs are low, customers are still demanding a high level of functionality in their...

Evaluation of the Google Broadcast Stack

End of last year, Google made their DVB Broadcast Stack available to their partners as an extension to Android TV. We are currently walking through the code and its functionality...

TARA joined the Android TV Partner Summit 2021

Our 2021 started with the Android TV Partner Summit. TARA Systems joined this virtually organised event. We got valuable insight into Google’s Android TV roadmap and the focus on improvements...

HD Television for Ghana​

Improved picture quality and easier distribution of new TV content for a West African country – this intention brought the already long-time collaborating partners of SES and TARA Systems together...

Quickline UHD TV Box Success Story Update

To raise customer experience and satisfaction to a new level, Quickline is continuing its long-term partnership with TARA Systems and the other involved parties. As a result of this close...

Replay Guide on the Android TV Launcher

With the Replay Guide, we integrated an advanced feature on the Quickline UHD set-top box. It shows recommendations and most-watched programme events to the user.Android Pie, with its focus on...

Replay Guide Using Microservices

The Quickline UHD STB provides more than 200 TV channels and up to seven days of Replay TV. This is a huge amount of content and users need some guidance to find...

Microservices for TV Backend

We now dive into microservice architecture for extending existing TV backend systems of our customers. Lightweight microservices written in Go, storing data in a NoSQL database, using Docker allow adding...

HbbTV for OTT services shown at IBC 2018

Together with IRT and the OTT streaming service Zattoo, we demonstrated on this year's IBC how the HbbTV ADB (Application Discovery over Broadband) standard can be used to bring HbbTV...

HLS for VoD Everywhere (HiSilicon)​

VOD Everywhere is an end-to-end solution from SES to bring high-quality content to set-top boxes for emerging markets, where no or only low bandwidth Internet connections are available. The content...

HLS with Alternate Audio Streams​

With HLS one or more audio streams can be combined with the video stream in one multiplex. However, if multiple high-quality audio streams are to be supported using only one...

LiveOn TV App Using OIPF For Android​

We created a reference TV application for Android devices - LiveOn TV. This application uses our new OIPF for Android API for all TV specific features and is a great...

HLS with Verimatrix for Android TV​

We extended our Inaris HLS Solution to support encrypted media streams. In a first step, we integrated HLS with Verimatrix ViewRight OTT client on an Android TV platform. To fulfill the...

HLS for OTT Services​

Live TV services are more and more provided by standard Internet connections as OTT services. HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) originally defined by Apple is a widely used streaming protocol for...

PushVoD feature integrated in Inaris

As part of the cooperation between SES and TARA Systems, the PushVoD feature has been integrated in Inaris Middleware. An STB prototype has been shown at IBC 2017. We have...

VoD Everywhere: Live Demo at IBC

The IBC live showcase will demonstrate how satellite distribution can provide an instantaneous and enriched video experience on demand – even in areas with no or limited broadband internet connectivity....

Nagra Pre-Integration on Broadcom​

The Inaris DVB/IPTV Middleware has for many years been prepared for CA system integration. In former projects the integration and certification was done by our customers or partners. Now we...

PushVoD Content Reception

For PushVoD content reception, the push technology from Quadrille has been integrated. The video content incl. the corresponding meta-data are received via satellite and stored locally. It is now possible...

HbbTV Inter-Device Media Synchronisation,

With HbbTV 2, broadcasters are able to provide their viewers synchronised media content on companion devices. Use cases are for example second camera perspectives of a sports event or sign...

Android TV on BCM7252S – extended​

The linear TV experience with Android N on BCM7252S have been extended. Beside the support of standard DVB features like Teletext and Subtitles, also custom specific back-end server accesses have...

Automatic testing with HbbTV Test Suite V9.0

In December 2016, the HbbTV Testing Group released the new version 9.0 of the official HbbTV Test Suite. Starting with this release, the HbbTV Test Suite includes also tests for HbbTV...

Teletext on Android TV

In addition to video and subtitles, a number of other services are available for DVB broadcast TV that shouldn't be overlooked here. As an introduction to the connection of additional...