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Over-the-Top TV Suite

The Compact Stick Device that turns your TV into a Smart TV

New trends in the way we watch TV

In the last years, we all are changing the way we want to watch TV. We want to be connected all the time and watch video anywhere. The stickiness of a large set-top box device in the living room is no longer compelling. “TV” has to be more mobile, has to be with us whenever we want. And “TV” is not just a device to watch movies and the prime-time news seated in the sofa.

We want to use the screen to be more social, we want to watch Internet content, we want to communicate and to share our content with friends and family. WIT believes this is the right trend and we want to provide solutions to make the TV more sociable, more mobile and more connected.

What is our Product?

WIT TV Go! is a white-label software product for TV Operators who want to deploy a TV service with a tiny set-top box that provides the best mobility for anywhere TV. The end-user just needs to purchase a low-cost set-top box that has the size of a USB pen and is very easy to install in any TV set using an HDMI interface.

Together with the device, a good network bandwidth connection is required. With this small STB there is no need to send a professional to the end-user’s home to install a black-box and plug the cables. Installation and maintenance are completely simplified with clear savings for the Operator and with the best ubiquity for the end-users.

WIT developed the software platform that runs on the small STB and some server-side components that need to be installed in the Operator infrastructure. We are able to provide a turn-key solution to support the entire video workflow from content acquisition, ingesting, transcoding, protecting and delivery to the client apps.

Easy to install

How to install WIT TV Go!

  • WIT TV Go! is easy to setup since it does not require a professional to install the STB
  • The user just needs to plug in to TV using an HDMI port; the STB will initiate the startup process
  • During the startup process, the TV will ask you about your WiFi SSID and password
  • The STB will confirm if you have the necessary network bandwidth for watching video and live-TV
  • After that, you are ready to watch TV

Your TV Across Multiple Screens. Anywhere.

  • The tiny set-top box provides access to movies from a VOD store, Live TV channels, Internet video and games
  • It can be upgraded with a webcam to make video-calls with PCs, Internet browsers, smartphones and tablets
  • The set-top box has no storage inside: all the program recordings will be maintained in the cloud
  • The user can also install an app in the smartphone or tablet and send videos, images and music to the TV set
  • The User Interface was designed to be as friendly as possible for a better user engagement
  • There is a recommender system that provides suggestions for the movies and TV shows based on user’s history
  • The universal search provides an easy discovery of content across different sources: on-demand, EPG and recordings
Portable, to be always with you

Pocket-Size STB

  • The WIT TV Go! is as small as a USB stick for storage
  • The pocket-size form factor allows greater mobility. Users can use it on vacations (per example, in the hotel) or watch a football match in friends’ household
  • Users can take their primary TV screen to go anywhere. Geo-location restrictions are applicable depending on the rules defined by the operator
  • The TV subscription on the primary screen is no longer restricted to the TV set in the household. Now users can have an ubiquitous TV service
  • This tiny STB is not meant to be a competitor of the main set-top box that is installed in the living room. WIT TV Go! should be seen as a complementary TV service that can be used in other TV sets at home, during vacations, weekends or business trips

Features on Television

Linear TV

Watch Free-to-Air and Premium Channels

Rent Movies & Series

Available from Video on Demand Catalogue

TV Guide

Browse EPG, schedule recordings and manage favourite channels

Recordings

Access to recorded and scheduled TV programs

Cloud PVR is optional

Video Calling

Make video calls with Internet browsers (running WebRTC) and smartphones/tablets running a RCS/SIP application

Caller ID Notification

Receive notifications on TV for incoming calls on mobile and fixed phones

Visual Voicemail

Listen to voicemail messages from mobile and fixed phones

TV Notes

Show reminders on TV received from mobile devices (using SMS/IP messaging)

Photos, Videos and Music

Send videos, images and music from your smartphone/tablet into the TV set (just like Apple’s AirPlay)

Targeted and Contextual Messages

Enables operators to deliver on-screen messages to targeted TV clients (per example, T-Marketing and T-Advertising)

Apps and Games

Operator may provide its own Store with Apps developed by partners

 

Our Product

  • Over-the-Top TV solution for TV operators
  • Portable and easy to install (HDMI)
  • Simple to use
  • Aggregates Pay TV and OTT content into one personalized experience
  • Easy way to share user-generated content to the TV (music, photos, video)

Operator Benefits

  • Retain customers: Customer Satisfaction
  • Attract new customers: Service Upsell
  • Lower OPEX and CAPEX: Cost Savings
  • Extend the reach inside and outside home
  • Cost-Effective solution for multi-room devices

The rationale for TV Everywhere

Television is increasingly part of a multi-screen experience. Users are keener to watch video content on their portable devices and they want to have the complete freedom to select the content. Laptops, smartphones and tablets are more and more used as companion devices while watching and they are used as the primary device to watch TV anywhere outside the living room.

We believe that personal devices like smartphones, tablets and laptops can play an important role in the TV business and we want to help the TV Operators to leverage the power of TV-Everywhere.

What is our Product?

We developed a white-label software product for TV Operators who want to provide a TV Everywhere solution to their customers and provide the best entertainment and communication experience with the TV set. The product includes a suite of apps for iPhone and Android smartphones, iPad and Android Tablets and for Internet Browsers.

We are able to provide a turn-key and solution to support the entire video workflow from content acquisition, ingesting, transcoding, protecting and delivery to the client apps.

Extend the reach of TV service in/outside home

Companion Devices
TV Recommendations

Take advantage of Facebook Friend’s interests to provide personalised and social recommendations. Also provide suggestions based on collaborative filtering – “Who rented this also rented…”.

Cast Cloud and Local media to the TV

Browse User-Generated Content available on Internet sites or stored on device and send to TV with a one-click button

Augmented EPG and VOD metadata

The seamless integration with Internet sources like Rotten Tomatoes, The Movie Database and Facebook leverage the richness of premium content with additional information

Companion Apps for Android, iOS and Web Browsers

Our TV Everywhere product allows an easy discovery and consumption of TV Content across smartphone, tablet and web browsers

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Features on Companion Devices

Basic TV Features

Access to Live TV, Video on Demand, TV Guide and Recordings

TV Remote Control

Use your smartphone as a remote control

Share content on TV

Send your pictures, videos and music from your smartphone/tablet to the TV screen

My Media in the Cloud

Backup photos, music and videos stored on device to the cloud service

Social Networking

Share TV-related content to Facebook and Twitter

Video Calling

Makes video calls from smartphones/tablets/browsers to the TV screen

TV Notes

Send text messages that appear in the TV screen

Chat Rooms

Private chat rooms per TV Channel to talk about the program on air

Presence

Check-in the program you are watching

Know who is online on TV and watching what

TV Recommendations

From Facebook Friends and with a similar profile

Targeted and Contextual Messages

Enables operators to deliver on-screen messages to targeted TV clients (per example, T-Marketing and T-Advertising)

Extender of TV

Provides complementary information based on what is being watched on TV

Our Product

  • TV Everywhere solution for TV operators
  • Available for smartphones, tablets and PC/Mac browsers
  • Consistent UI/UX across all screens
  • Seamless integration with WIT TV Go! for a second screen experience
  • Leverage the use of mobile data broadband, outside home

Operator Benefits

  • Extend the reach of TV anywhere outside the living room
  • Increased ARPU with a mobile TV service or a bundle
  • Retain the existing customers
  • Lower OPEX and CAPEX: Cost Savings
  • Leverage the trend of social and ubiquitous TV

What is our Product?

“See What I See” is a white-label software product for Telco and TV Operators, who want to provide customers with a mobile app to share user-generated content (UGC) to the TV set. Users are able to share videos, photos and music from a mobile device to the TV screen. It captures and sends real-time video from device’s camera, content stored on device and from Internet sources like YouTube, Instagram and Facebook.

WIT developed the software platform that works with Android smartphones and tablets, iPhone, iPad and Google Glasses; user’s content is sent to an IPTV set-top box running Ericsson Mediaroom middleware (other TV platforms are considered in the roadmap). There are some server-side components that need to be installed in the Operator/Cloud infrastructure. “See What I See” is available as a turn-key solution for Telco operators.

See What I See Diagram
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Live mobile video streaming to TV

  • Share live moments, when out-of-home, directly from device’s camera to the family & friends’ TV
  • A notification is displayed on TV and user only needs to accept the video share
  • Video can be delivered simultaneously for multiple TVs
  • If there is nobody at home, video is stored in a TV Inbox to watch later

Cast Videos, Photos and Music directly to the TV

  • When at home, stream videos, photos and music stored on the smartphone to the TV
  • Create playlists of videos, music and photos to share with family and friends
  • Control media playback on the TV directly from the mobile device
  • It is also possible to cast YouTube content to the TV
Cast Videos, Photos and Music directly to the TV
See What I See Showcase

Features on Mobile

Real-time video to the TV

Stream real-time video using device’s camera to the TV. Operator can define the maximum video duration

Cast Local media to the TV

Cast local media (video, photo and music) to the TV. User-friendly pairing with STB

Integration with native contacts list

Share content with any contact stored in the device’s address book. It will be sent an SMS message and Push Notification to the TV of the receiving party

Content adaptation

Device-level content transcoding to ensure maximum compatibility

Support for Multi-Platform

Currently available for Android smartphones and tablets, iPhone, iPad and Google Glasses

 

Features on TV

Share content with a user at home

Users are able to associate their mobile phone number with a 4-digit PIN code to the TV

Video Storage

Watch on TV the latest received videos

Block unsolicited video share

Block contacts to stop receiving video clips

Opt-Out

Opt-in/Opt-out of the service

Support for multiple TV and STB devices

Currently available for Ericsson Mediaroom STBs. Support for Chromecast, Smart TVs, Roku, Amazon Fire and Apple TV is planned for 2015

 

Operator Benefits

  • Retain and attract new customers
  • Get the attention from Millennial generation
  • Cost-Effective solution
  • Leverage the use of mobile data broadband, outside home

Our Product

  • Use your smartphone as an handycam machine and create TV content
  • Share special moments remotely with the Family & Friends’ TV
  • Share favorite videos, images and music to the home TV