TeliaSonera, Samsung Bypass the STB

TeliaSonera and Samsung launch IPTV solution for Smart TV, eliminating the set-top box

August 30, 2012

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STOCKHOLM -- TeliaSonera and Samsung have started a collaboration to develop a Smart TV solution that will allow existing IPTV without the need for an external set-top-box, with full support for key linear, catch-up and on-demand features. Earmarked as the industry’s first “set-top box free” IPTV service, the new solution will be demonstrated in beta at Samsung’s booth during IFA 2012. The Smart TV solution will be launched on TeliaSonera´s Estonian market late 2012. Next step is Sweden Q1 of 2013 and Finland during 2013.

The new solution is unique in terms of easy to use and even more customer friendly. As soon as the Smart TV equipped with the new solution is connected to Internet, it will recognize the local IPTV provider that the customer is using and the IPTV user interface will appear automatically and all TV services are ready to use. No additional settings or equipment is needed. In addition to that it reduces the number of remote controls and set top boxes for the customer – and by that also the cost. The new solution enables to use all IPTV services, such as VoD (Video on Demand) and catch-up.

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