Symphony Teleca Corporation, the services organization dedicated exclusively to helping clients manage the global convergence of software, the cloud and connected devices, today announced that YouView, the new subscription-free TV service which seamlessly combines catch-up and on-demand, has selected Symphony Teleca as its scaling partner for Adobe® AIR®-based product development services. Through this agreement, Symphony Teleca is providing turnkey services for development, certification and licensing of Adobe AIR to all YouView set-top box OEMs.
YouView offers seven day catch-up from BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, 4oD and Demand 5 as well as a library of on-demand television programs, films and radio. The easy-to-use TV service has record, pause and rewind TV functionality as well as a simple search. YouView incorporates Adobe AIR for TV to deliver a visually rich and seamless user experience.
“YouView required an ecosystem scaling partner with deep technical competence in Adobe AIR that was able to support us and our partner OEMs with testing, device compliance and implementation. The partnership with Symphony Teleca ensures that the products from our partner OEMs meet both YouView and Adobe’s comprehensive compliance requirements,” said Chris Bramley, Chief Technology Officer, YouView. “We have been working with Symphony Teleca for almost a year and we are pleased with the reliable and high-quality results it has delivered so far for us.”
“This is an outstanding opportunity for Symphony Teleca to work with a major new television platform and equipment providers to create and ensure high-quality, next-generation consumer experiences,” said Andrew Till, Senior Vice President, Mobile and Media Devices Business Unit, Symphony Teleca. “We are excited to play a role in shaping the future of the broadcast market.”
About Symphony Teleca
Symphony Teleca Corporation (symphonyteleca.com), headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif., is the world’s first services company dedicated exclusively to helping clients manage the global convergence of software, the cloud and connected devices. The company delivers innovative products combined with contemporary product development, systems integration, analytics and managed services to hundreds of organizations around the world. Symphony Teleca’s 5,800 employees support customers from 32 offices globally, including delivery centers in Asia, Australia, Europe and the Americas.
YouView is a subscription-free and easy to use TV service with over 70 live digital channels. It seamlessly combines seven day catch-up on BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, 4oD and Demand 5 with a library of on demand television programmes, films and radio. A range of quality content is available from partners including Now TV powered by Sky, milkshake! and STV. YouView has record, pause and rewind TV functionality as well as a simple search feature.
YouView is offered as part of broadband bundles from TalkTalk and BT. It is also available to buy from all major retailers and many independent electrical stores including John Lewis, Currys Digital, Argos, Tesco, Amazon, Richer Sounds and Euronics.
The YouView Humax DTR-T1000 has won a host of awards in 2012 including ‘Video Gadget of the Year’ from Stuff magazine and a ‘Best Buy’ accolade at the What Hi Fi? Sound and Vision awards.