Northwich, UK, 18th August 2016: Cignal TV, Inc. a wholly owned subsidiary of PLDT, has selected Inview, the broadcast and OTT software and service specialist, to provide the middleware for its SD, HD and Hybrid range of DTH set-top boxes.
Inview will be supplying a high quality user interface, EPG and value added services such as advertising on all Zapper satellite boxes currently provided by Skyworth and Arion, with cardless conditional access from Conax.
Cignal will be able to better monetise content through Inview’s integrated advertising service, where advertising banners will be displayed for the user to click through to a related full screen advert. Inview’s set of web based consoles will enable Cignal to easily ingest, distribute and manage content over the entire digital network.
Inview will also support Cignal’s future roadmap including its OTT set-top boxes and multiscreen platform in order to provide a unified branding and user experience across all of Cignal’s product range.
Julie Austin, CEO of Inview commented: “We are excited to be supplying the middleware for Cignal – the DTH market leader in the Philippines. Our platform will allow Cignal to directly communicate with their customers, promote content throughout the UI and present it in a very user friendly and intuitive way”
“Inview’s experience in delivering high quality user interface design with future proof value added services made them the natural partner for us. We are very pleased to be working with Inview to provide our customers with a consistent and compelling viewing experience, which can be rolled out quickly and efficiently across all of our products” said Jane J. Basas, President of Cignal TV.
Inview will be exhibiting at IBC, Amsterdam from 9-13 September, 2016 on stand 14.D27
Inview is a UK based digital technology innovator with over 15 years of technical, commercial and operational expertise in the TV industry. Its lightweight software – Liberator is globally deployed across Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America.
Inview specialises in analogue switch off and wide scale legacy set-top box upgrades, in addition to new pay TV products. Its wide range of broadcast and OTT services provides a high end user experience on a low cost platform and enables operators to better monetise content.
About Cignal TV
Cignal TV was launched in 2009 and is currently the country’s premier DTH satellite provider. It transmits 102 channels including free-to-air, SD and HD channels to household and commercial venues nationwide. It also offers a mix of 12 audio channels and on-demand service through pay-per-view channels. Cignal is owned by Cignal TV, a subsidiary of MediaQuest Holdings, the media partner of PLDT Group.