Metrological Streamlines Premium OTT Apps for TV Operators

Metrological has announced a new method for operators to deploy premium OTT content on set top boxes (STBs) by using cloud-based frameworks and standardized key components, the company said.

Metrological defined a hybrid deployment architecture, leveraging an application framework that acts as a device and software agnostic abstraction layer streamlining the engineering and coding requirements for STBs. This approach also yields a smaller STB resource footprint, enabling operators to deploy premium OTT content on legacy devices.

Key aspects that have been addressed include simplified player abstraction; security and provisioning; code streamlining, reducing the overall footprint and resource consumption; and lifecycle and application management.

Liberty Global has already launched the Netflix app in the UK, Ireland, Switzerland and the Netherlands, which will be followed by other countries throughout 2017.

Metrological´s Application Platform integrates TV and OTT experiences with full lifecycle support for TV app stores and OTT content. Operators are able to manage their branded TV app store via a cloud-based back-end that also provides real-time business intelligence data and marketing analytics. Operators have access to Metrological´s App Library, which contains over 300 apps, or build their own apps with an open software development kit.

Founded in 2005, Metrological is based in The Netherlands with offices in the US and Europe.