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.