Multiscreen video distribution specialist Quickplay has teamed up with You.i TV, a company focused on multiscreen app and use interface development, that will provide custom apps and services for pay TV operators and programmers.
The joint offering will feature Quickplay’s virtual head-end and a front-end user interface from You.i TV that will help partners deliver to deliver a premium OTT video service across a wide range of connected devices, including iOS and Android smartphones and tablets, tvOS (which powers the new Apple TV), Amazon Fire TV, Xbox and PlayStation consoles, Roku products, smart TVs as well as set-tops that use the Reference Design Kit, the preintegrated software stack for IP-capable set-tops and gateways that’s being managed by Comcast, Liberty Global and Time Warner Cable.
They noted that You.i Engine’s front end technology removes the complexity of building custom multiscreen applications by outputting a single codebase. Quickplay’s managed video platform, meanwhile, provides the backend service via a software defined headend that now delivers 700 live channels and hundreds of thousands of hours of encoded VOD content, they said.
Quickplay and You.i TV, which recently scored $15 million funding and counts Sony Crackle and shomi among its partners, plan to demonstrate their handiwork at next week’s NAB show in Las Vegas.