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Deustche Telekom First to Test Orange's Newly Open Sourced OCast Software

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Orange announces the Open Source release of its OCast software to give operators and mobile application developers the opportunity to take advantage of TV service and content developments.

OCast is a software technology that allows you to use a smartphone to play videos on devices including TV set-top boxes, TV Sticks or TVs and control playback of the video.

Deustche Telekom is the first operator aside from Orange to be testing the newly open sourced OCast software. Operators that offer TV access will be able to offer their customers a range of mobile applications to cast videos to their TV, by including OCast in their set-top boxes. Developers of mobile applications that incorporate long videos will offer their customers, VOD and SVOD content providers, greater comfort, that of big screen TV.

Orange is joining forces with its subsidiary Viaccess-Orca, specialised in content management, distribution and security solutions, which will integrate this technology in its range of solutions for TV operators.

Thierry Souche, SVP, Orange Labs Services and Group CIO, Orange
Tthe release of OCast as open source software is a milestone in Orange’s technical strategy, by enabling it to accelerate the development of the services available via its set-top boxes, and by creating a virtuous circle with other operators to create a new video services ecosystem.

Paul Molinier, CEO, Viaccess-Orca 
We are delighted to support our TV operator clients in the implementation of this new technology, by providing our content protection solutions (DRM*) and, more generally, our security expertise.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

For tips and feedback, email Ray at ray.sharma(at)thefastmode.com, or reach him on LinkedIn, Facebook 

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