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New HDMI Dongle From MobiTV Developed For OTT

Emeryville, Calif. — MobiTV, a provider of live and on-demand TV everywhere technology based in Emeryville, Calif., is using a special chipset from Amlogic (a Chinese company with U.S. offices in Santa Clara., Calif.) for a new HDMI dongle called “MobiTV Connect” that facilitates the streaming and displaying of HD video on a standard digital TV set. The Amlogic chipset serves as the heart of MobiTV’s white-labeled multiscreen service—called the Connected Media Platform—that brings a fully integrated over-the-top (OTT) experience to users.

MobiTV said the integration with Amlogic’s dual-core AML8726-MX system on chip (SoC) chipset ensures a secure, multiscreen experience for viewers. The AML8726-MX supports 1080p high-definition video as well as online gaming and other processor-intensive in-home services.

“A significant point of differentiation for the MobiTV Connect streaming stick is that it is distributed to consumers under our operator customer brands, and is integrated with their billing and current product offerings,” said Charlie Nooney, CEO at MobiTV, in a statement. “Our partnership with Amlogic encourages a more powerful, full-service offering to wireless operators that is both low-cost and able to reach customers on a variety of screens, including full HD content to the big screen in the home.”

Amlogic’s dual-core AML8726-MX system on chip (SoC) chipset ensures a secure, multiscreen experience for viewers.

Both companies said the white-label HDMI dongle would offer numerous benefits to help wireless, IPTV, OTT and SDL broadband operators remain competitive in a crowded and growing industry. The device will allow customers to leverage existing networks and multi-service product bundles for immediate in-home deployment—without significant asset or operational investment. At the same time, Amlogic’s chipset provides a hardware backbone for compelling operator services in the home.

“The collaboration with MobiTV marks a significant step in the proliferation of TV Everywhere services,” said John Zhong, CEO at Amlogic. “Our many years of experience in providing advanced application processors to customer markets with our multimedia processing engine and system architecture—combined with MobiTV’s expertise in content delivery and software development—have enabled us to bring a secure, robust white-label streaming stick solution to market that well-established companies and ultimately consumers can leverage.”

Amlogic is a leading fabless system-on-chip (SoC) company that provides open platform solutions for HD multimedia, 3D gaming and Internet connected consumer electronics devices including OTT and IP set-top-box, HDMI dongle, Android Tablets, Smart TV and IoT devices. Visit Amlogic online at http://www.amlogic.com.

MobiTV’s connected media solutions are tailored for IPTV operators, as well as mobile TV and over-the-top customers including AT&T, Deutsche Telekom, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular and Verizon, among others.

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