Ocean Blue Software and SERAPHIC offer a combined HbbTV 2.0.1 solution for Android

Ocean Blue Software (OBS) and SERAPHIC are pleased to announce an HbbTV 2.0.1 solution for Android powered TVs and STBs. Combining SERAPHIC’s market leading digital TV browser supporting HbbTV and Freeview Play standards with the OBS’s DVB stack for Android, the solution enables OEMs to bring to market HbbTV compliant Android TVs and STBs. In turn, this allows consumers to benefit from the best of established HbbTV interactive, catch-up, and VOD services as well as the wealth of Apps and OTT video services that Android has to offer. The solution is compatible with both the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) and AndroidTV (GTVS) powered devices. The HbbTV for Android solution is supported by Broadcom on the Broadcom AndroidTV reference platform.

Paul Martin, CEO of Ocean Blue Software, said, “We see Android becoming more important in both the retail and operator digital TV markets. Whilst more of the ‘must-have’ content and catch-up services consumed today are delivered via IP, many broadcasters have widely used HbbTV services which consumers must continue to have access to. Combining SERAPHIC’s Digital TV Browser with OBS’ DVB stack for Android enables OEMs to develop products that support the best of both worlds, and demonstrates how OBS and SERAPHIC are best placed to help manufacturer’s deliver this type of product to market.”

Ye Wang, CEO of SERAPHIC, also commented, “We’re very much delighted to cooperate with Ocean Blue Software on AndroidTV solution, to meet the market’s growing needs for Android products. As a hybrid TV technology forerunner, SERAPHIC has been devoted itself into both Linux and Android world, along with years of market-proven success. We are looking forward to meeting industry professionals at IBC2018.”

For further information, or to arrange a meeting at IBC please contact OBS at info@oceanbluesoftware.co.uk, or SERAPHIC at marketing@ seraphic-corp.com.

About OBS

OBS is a UK based company specialising in software and services for the digital TV market, which has seen its suite of DTV software components shipped in millions of devices worldwide. A founding member of the DTVKit shared source community, OBS made its suite of DTV software available to the community and its highly skilled team provides a range of support, consultancy, development, and integration services to members and non-members alike. For more information on how OBS could help your organisation in delivering its DTV products to the market, please see our website: oceanbluesoftware.com


SERAPHIC Information Technology (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. is dedicated to providing internet-related software and web-based solutions to all those TV-/Video-related terminal devices including Smart TVs, set-top boxes, over-the-top devices, game consoles, etc. SERAPHIC’s product offering includes TV Browser for HTML5, HbbTV, OpApp, Freeview Play, YouTube TV, TV Portal and Open Browser as well as Web UI solution. The company targets at digital TV and consumer electronics markets in Europe, Latin America, Australia, and Asia Pacific. For more information about SERAPHIC, please visit www.seraphic-corp.com or send an email to info@seraphic-corp.com.