BERGEN, Norway ―TV experience company Sixty has announced that it has signed a strategic partnership with Altibox which will see Sixty apply its expertise and experience to support the development of Altibox’s latest generation set-top box (STB). The agreement further extends a decade-long working relationship between the two companies.
“We have been working with Altibox for almost a decade and we’ve played a key role in shaping all their designs for TV and multimedia. The new Altibox STB marks an important milestone for both Altibox and Sixty”, said Kjetil Horneland, CEO of Sixty.
Altibox is a pioneer in IPTV deployment, having developed a multi-vendor TV platform that successfully delivers services to over 500,000 set-top boxes and to a wide range of Android and iOS devices as well as personal computers.
The announcement follows the disclosure by Altibox that Huawei will provide a new cloud-based TV infrastructure to support Altibox’s set-top boxes.
“Sixty is unique to our industry in the way they combine experts from different fields of television to be able to meet the ever-evolving demands of our customers,” said Øyvind Lundbakk , Product Director at Altibox. “Working with Sixty on design and user interface implementation is important to us because they have the pool of expertise that we believe is needed to keep up with consumers’ constant quest for innovation and their desire to be engaged with content in a multi-screen environment.”
“We are delighted that Altibox has selected Sixty for our design services and the Ease Framework for their further development of set-top-box user interfaces,” said Horneland. “We believe that great product development happens as a result of combining consumer understanding on the one hand and the knowledge and experience of vendors on the other. This cloud-based solution holds significant potential to allow powerful innovation and to support the continuing development of the future of television.”
Sixty (www.sixty.no) empowers broadcasters, operators and content owners to stand out in the rapidly changing, competitive world of multi-platform TV with solutions that make TV look good and feel right to demanding global audiences. Developed by teams of graphic, broadcast design professionals and developers – a talent pool unique to our industry – Sixty wraps content in a compelling look and feel to drive viewers to broadcasters’ programming. Sixty enables easy implementation of interactive TV, and allows users to quickly design and launch television experiences across any platform or device including linear, web, mobile phones, and tablets. Based in Norway, Sixty innovation creates the future of television by delivering rich TV experiences that make a critical first impression on all-important viewers.
Altibox is a unified brand name for Broadband, IPTV and VoIP services distributed in Norway and Denmark with over 35 local Norwegian and 6 Danish FTTH networks. Altibox was set up by Southwestern Norwegian multi-utility firm Lyse Energi in 2002 under the name Lyse Tele. The company subsequently changed its name to Altibox in 2009. Since 2002, the company has steadily been adding customers and distribution partners, with more than 410,000 customers. The vast majority of Altibox customers are self-install. Altibox has delivered internet, TV and telephony services over fiber-optic cable since 2002. The company currently has 114 employees working in Stavanger