From March 18th to 20th, Frog was showcased on Wyplay’s booth at the TV Connect 2014 event in London.
This was a great occasion to meet and mingle with current Frog Licensees, early adopters and future members of the Frog Community.
During the show, we made some significant announcements :
The Frog Community has now passed way beyond the milestone of 50 member companies, counting full-blown Licensees (i.e. companies that have access to the Frog source code and use it to power their solutions) and early adopters (i.e. companies who endorsed the initiative before its launch earlier this year at International CES and are using a binary distribution of Frog for demonstration purposes).
Satellite Reference Hardware powered by ST Microelectronics
The next Frog reference implementation, available for orders mid Q2 2014, will rely on a production-grade hybrid satellite / IPTV decoder that incorporates the Orly STiH416 system on chip from ST. In addition, this reference hardware provides support for Satellite Digital Video Broadcast (DVB-S/S2), a TV-content delivery technology that covers the majority of pay-TV subscribers around the globe.
Collaboration with Rovi on EPG enrichment metadata
Wyplay and Rovi are working together to bring to the Frog Community a combination of the Frog middleware platform and Rovi’s Video metadata resources. The combined offering will provide a turn-key solution to pay TV operators and to the Frog community members to address customers’ needs through integration of Rovi’s Search and Recommendation modules, and its TotalGuide Application.
Frog in the TVConnect Awards Shortlist
Last but not least, we were proud to be shortlisted for the TV Connect Awards in the "Best Component or Enabler" category.