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Connected TV Software From Ocean Blue Software



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Horizon Connected TV Software Suite

Horizon is Ocean Blue's suite of Connected TV software products, offering advanced, fully integrated, digital TV capabilities. The Internet-on-TV function provides a comprehensive, interactive experience for the user wanting to benefit from TV together with a broadband connection.


Horizon Connected TV software will enable clients to produce set top boxes and iDTVs with full Connected TV functionality, allowing access to sites such as You Tube, Flickr and local catch up services; via a consistent User Interface (UI) and sitting alongside the linear broadcast.


The main components are modular and can be provided as standalone deliveries or can be fully integrated to provide a turnkey solution.  Software integration can be undertaken by clients (with support and training from Ocean Blue) or directly by Ocean Blue.


The abstracted and unified UI allows for easy re-skinning of a product’s look and feel.  Interfaces meeting Open IPTV Forum (OIPF) standards, HbbTV, QML and HTML-5 are to be made available; thus providing a very strong and adaptable toolkit that should meet the demands of most clients / graphical designers.


Browser Agnostic Connected TV Software

Ocean Blue’s Connected TV software is modular by design and includes our Sunrise DVB stack which is browser agnostic and already ported to work with ACCESS and Opera. It also includes our Horizon HbbTV and MHEG-5 browser, as well as Ocean Blue's CI Plus module.


Our Horizon connected TV software is constantly being developed and updated to meet a rapidly evolving market:


Connected TV Software Features


  • - Horizon DB - SQL Lite database enabling amalgamation of IP and broadcast metadata.
  • - Horizon EPG – Extended EPG merging both IP and broadcast based content; Horizon EPG will capture standards such as those defined by the DTG D-Book 7 Connected TV requirements.
  • - Horizon Browser – OBS Webkit based browser for HTML-5 applications (OTT or embedded) or third party browser such as ACCESS or Opera.
  • - Horizon HbbTV Plug-in – Providing HbbTV 1.1 and 1.5 extensions to the Horizon browser.
  • - Horizon Media Player – OBS multi-standard embedded media player. Capable to support MPEG-dash, HLS, and DRM’s such as Playready and Verimatrix.
  • - Horizon Remote – Second screen application for remote synchronisation capabilities.


Horizon’s Connected TV Software Profile

Connected TV Software profile


HbbTV (Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV) is a European digital TV standard that brings


together elements of many other standards and existing web technologies (such as OIPF, CEA, WC3 and DVB,) to harmonise the delivery of broadcast and broadband content to consumers to provide seamless Connected TV services. For more information visit our HbbTV product page.






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