Danes Add Netflix to IPTV With AirTies
ISTANBUL -- AirTies Wireless Networks, a leading supplier of advanced wireless and OTT/IPTV technologies, today announced that it has integrated Netflix with an IPTV service for Danish fibre broadband service provider Waoo! AirTies has developed the first set-top box to allow subscribers to view Netflix’s subscription-based video streaming services alongside IPTV services, including both broadcast/Flow TV and on-demand HD TV.
The Danish fibre-optic network service provider Waoo! chose AirTies to undertake the difficult task of integrating the dual software stacks to allow both services to run on the IPTV set-top box, using a single user interface to seamlessly navigate between the two services. An additional challenge faced by the AirTies team was the need to incorporate both the IPTV multicast software stack and the Netflix unicast stack onto a set-top box with just 512MB of memory. An additional challenge was the difficulty of integrating the Verimatrix DRM for the Waoo! IPTV service with the PlayReady DRM used by Netflix - and still meet the stringent certification requirements set by Netflix to protect the content.