Digiturk deploys TeleIDEA’s turnkey Smartware solution


Digiturk deploys TeleIDEA’s
turnkey Smartware solution

9 September 2013 – Digiturk deploys TeleIDEA’s turnkey Smartware solution on Altech Multimedia hybrid HD STB

9 September 2013 – Digiturk, the leading satellite operator in Turkey, has commercially launched the next generation hybrid set-top box aimed at the evolving markets in Turkey and beyond. Powered by TeleIDEA’s latest generation software the hybrid set-top box was developed by Altech Multimedia, a provider of innovative products and services to the Global Multimedia market.

Smartware, TeleIDEA’s turnkey software solution deployed at Digiturk, features an advanced middleware and EPG solution to access DVB broadcasted content, combined with HTML5 and broadband services offering IP-VOD, Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, Picasa, and much more. This solution also offers additional flexibility through its HbbTV extensions allowing an open business and neutral technology platform.

The new line of interactive and hybrid set-top boxes (DT-7103HD) developed by Altech Multimedia integrates TeleIDEA’s Smartware with the Irdeto Conditional Access system to secure Digiturk’s broadcast content. Microsoft Playready with Smooth streaming technology allow Digiturk customers to access Video on Demand content over IP. Furthermore the platform supports HD PVR functionality through the use of external USB connected storage media.

”For Digiturk it is essential to meet and continuously over exceed our customers’ expectations in order to secure their satisfaction, improve the user experience and grow our overall business. By connecting the two worlds of Broadcast and Broadband on content side and with innovative hybrid technology products we are on the right track to exactly achieve those goals.“ explains Taylan Özsipahi, director of the set top box and conditional access department at Digiturk.

“Digiturk is recognized as a benchmark among satellite operators in terms of innovation and TeleIDEA is proud of being in the position of providing software solutions to Digiturk since 2009. We are pleased to have the opportunity to deploy our latest generation of middleware and applications to enhance the TV experience of Digiturk subscribers” explained Pio Cardone, managing director of TeleIDEA.

”In our opinion it is and has always been the synergic cooperation between content and technology companies that drives the entertainment markets and we are thrilled about Digiturk choosing Altech Multimedia and TeleIDEA to further enhance the Digiturk success story by launching the next level consumer product category.“ explains Bartolomeo Caputo, Managing Director of Altech Multimedia Europe.

About Digiturk
Digiturk is Turkey’s first digital platform, operating since 2000 within the Çukurova Group, which also owns Turkish leading mobile operator Turkcell and the broadband Internet provider Superonline. Digiturk has been offering premium content over 214 television, radio and interactive channels since late May 2012. Digiturk has more than 3 million subscribers with its well established distribution and sales network in Turkey.
Digiturk offers something for everyone – from its wide variety of movies, series from major Hollywood studios, local and international brands to its exclusive football content. It holds exclusive rights for the Spor Toto Super League football matches until the end of the 2013-2014 seasons with HD (High Definition) quality.
Digiturk offers multi-channel subscription packages, VOD and pay-per-view content including general entertainment, sports, news, movies, adult, music, documentaries and children’s programming. Recently, Digiturk has been expanding its services through broadband and mobile Internet services, as some of its content is now found under WEB TV and MOBİLE TV in Turkey under Digiturk’s umbrella.

TeleIDEA is a world leader in digital TV software solution for TV operators and device manufactures.
With decades of experience in DVB and IP technology, TeleIDEA delivers state-of-the art products enabling consumers to interact and enjoy digital TV content anywhere, anytime on any device.
Over the past decade the TeleIDEA STB solutions have been deployed on four continents and more than 15 million users are enjoying the connected TV experience provided by TeleIDEA.

Altech Multimedia is one of the world leading providers of products, professional services and competitive solutions to the digital multimedia Broadcast and Broadband Industries. Altech Multimedia solutions include a number of innovative world-first applications that are currently deployed in several digital television networks around the world and in addition to being device independent, Altech Multimedia offerings are available as either stand-alone or complimentary solutions that integrate seamlessly with existing systems.
Through its operating companies Altech Multimedia has a global footprint with technical development and support centres in South Africa, India, China and Australia and sales support offices in South Africa, Australia, India, Europe and the Middle East. Altech Multimedia boasts a Blue-Chip client base and an award winning product portfolio as well as an enviable reputation amongst its partners and peers as one of the most technologically capable businesses in the industry.
The Altech Multimedia group consists of a number of operating companies which include Altech UEC SA, Altech Multimedia International, Altech UEC Australia and Altech SetOne.