Online Video Portal myTVLink now available on Volksbox Hybrid-Receivers
Online Video Portal myTVLink now available on Volksbox Hybrid-Receivers First implementation of myTVLink on a Set-Top-Box Enjoy online videos from your sofa
Hamburg, Luxembourg (10.04.2012) myTVLink, the first independent German online video portal made for TV, is now available for all owners of a Volksbox (www.volksbox.de), the Advanced HD+ Hybrid Set-Top-Box from Inverto. myTVLink users can turn their existing TV into a Smart TV simply by connecting a Volksbox and access via myTVLink over 150.000 videos ranging from professional content of leading broadcasters to YouTube videos shared by their friends.
„The seamless integration of myTVLink into the existing TV setup made out of a big screen, a set-top-box, a sofa and a remote control demonstrate the power of non-linear television over the internet. We are very happy to have Inverto, one of the market leaders in the area of hybrid television, as a partner”, says Christian Mießner. “myTVLink is the first application that is aggregating content in a way that makes sense for the consumer”, adds Gil Laifer, Senior Director of Products at Inverto.
Inverto’s Volksbox is one of the most performing hybrid STBs in the German market and its built-in browser is among the fastest available.
myTVLink can be accessed by clicking on the myTVLink logo in the Inverto portal and grants immediate access to videos and movies from catch-up TV services, podcasts and YouTube channels. In order to use the advanced features such as Facebook-connection or to personalize the experience, user can create a myTVLink account (free of charge) on www.mytvlink.de.
myTVLink is aggregating and curating content in a user interface that has been optimized for the big living room TVs. Individual programs can be “bookmarked” and whole series can be set as “subscribed”. Users that connect myTVLink with their Facebook-Account, can see all the videos posted by their friends on Facebook, listed and displayed conveniently on their TVs.
About TVLP TV Link Publishing GmbH – TVLP TV Link Publishing GmbH is a start-up with employees in Hamburg and Munich. Founded by movie- and television enthusiastic Internet pioneers, who finally want the saying of “all content, when you want it and where you want it” to become true. With the free online video portal www.mytvlink.tv they want to lead the way into a future without linear boundaries and proprietary technologies.
About Inverto - Inverto Digital labs, is a leader in broadcast reception and streaming products and a major player in the Low Noise Blocks (LNB's). Inverto-branded products are synonymous with cutting-edge broadcast reception technology. Inverto serves tier-1 operators across EMEA and executes roadmaps on behalf of leading brands worldwide. Inverto drives customers' designs, validates their system, licenses respective technology, and supports implementation towards full commercialization. Inverto is an expert group in the broader sense of DVB systems with technical staff specializing across the various technologies from Antenna, Feed, RF design, through switching, tuning, and demodulation, to steaming software, HbbTV, OTT IP technologies and hardware in confined, embedded environments. This unique trait allows for a truly holistic view on product and system design. Inverto operates out of Luxembourg and is privately held (http://www.inverto.tv).
TVLP TV Link Publishing: Inverto:
Christian Mießner Yannick Laperche, COO
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