ALi Corporation, a leading provider of set-top box (STB) system-on-chip (SoC) solution and Cubiware, an innovative provider of DVB/IP hybrid Middleware, today jointly announced a broad-based collaboration to provide best-of-breed yet cost efficient Hybrid Set-top Box solutions for Pay TV operators. ALi’s first SoC series based on this partnership includes the advanced CA-enabled Linux-based STB SoCs, M3603 and M3383, which will be pre-integrated with CubiTV Middleware and available to STB vendors as a reference design. The products will be exhibited at IBC2011, Friday, September 9 through Tuesday, September 13 at Cubiware’s booth at Hall 5 C35.
As more and more consumers are willing to get entertained with the new content provided by traditional broadcasters, and increase their demand on digital entertainment, the digitalization for Satellite, DTT and Cable operators is growing rapidly. A hybrid IP set-top box creates a new consumer TV experience for viewers by offering interactive and on-demand services combined with linear broadcast. Many evidences showed that operators are still in the early stage of implementing hybrid IP networks, and as such, the Hybrid Set-top box segment is expected to experience the strongest growth over the next few years. According to an In-Stat's report, the Hybrid Set-top Box segment is likely to create a US$ 1.3 billion sub-segment of the set top box industry, implying a 40% CAGR through 2014.
“ALi’s M3603 and M3383 support the latest security features required to implement digital STB for satellite, terrestrial, cable or IPTVs. The reference design with Cubiware are the first best-of-breed Hybrid Set-top Box solutions which combine all the features that end consumers demand for but have been limited only in the high-end Hybrid Set-top Box market” said Tony Chang, General Manager, International Business Unit at ALi Corporation.
Jakub Gorski, CEO of Cubiware, added,“We are glad to be the first Middleware company to adopt ALi’s industry leading Linux platform. By closely working together, ALi and Cubiware have developed high-performing and feature-full hybrid solution, which is available to STB vendors for immediate adaptation. With ALi’s solution, we can now effectively address a growing demand for fast, efficient and cost effective solution from our customers worldwide.”
Cubiware (cubiware.com) is an innovative provider of software for Digital TV devices and systems. Cubiware products include market-proven DVB/IP hybrid Middleware, IPTV Middleware, SDK for developing Set-top box applications and more. CubiTV is a flexible DVB/IP middleware solution for Cable, Satellite and Terrestrial operators. It leverages Cubiware's software technology for hybrid Set-Top Boxes to deliver wide range of interactive services and provide stunning user experience to subscribers. CubiNetTV is an advanced IPTV Middleware platform perfect for Video-Over-Internet (OTT) service providers and Telcos. Support for variety of Internet standards and high customizability enables rapid and cost effective service deployment. CubiSDK enables building customized firmware for STB devices. It includes many pre-built plugins and libraries, which can be used to add value to an existing product or to accelerate development time of a new DTV product.
About ALi Corporation
ALi Corporation (alitech.com) is a leading innovator and developer in the set-top box (STB) system-on-chip (SoC) market. By fully leveraging its core expertise in the digital audio/video and set-top box industry, ALi solutions are recognized for their high levels of integration, superior performance reliability, premier customer oriented service and compelling cost structure. ALi has a market-proven track record of more than 250 million unit cumulative shipments in the set-top box market and more than 20 Pay TV operators have also deployed its solutions globally.
ALi Corporation was founded in 1987 with headquarters in Taipei, Taiwan, R&D centers as well as sales offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, and Seoul, and technical support teams throughout Asia.