Media & Entertainment

New era Digital TV platforms – Hybrid TV, OTT/IPTV, Smart TV and 3Screen have opened up a new space of entertainment, one that has the potential to serve audiences in a smarter and more engaging way by providing interactive and feature rich access to content. The Technology ecosystem bring in multiple platforms, standards, devices and development frameworks which make it difficult to match the growing demand of better user experience and healthy application catalog, along with more and more revenue generation VAS.

Product Development

Developing a software product for the Media/ Entertainment/ Convergence industry is a tricky business. First there is the continuous pace of technology change continuously shaping and reshaping markets. Second as commercial models undergo churn and review, this can give rise to new opportunities or impede existing ones.

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Technology Services

As a media domain specialist we bring knowledge of industry processes to your product development, implementation and system integrations. We provide a valuable service enhancement and create confidence for a long term stability and growth.

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Systems Integration

To allow our customers to remain focused on their business and revenue generating activities, Corpus can take the overall responsibility for the delivery of the end-to-end turnkey solution or a part. Corpus is therefore the contact point for the customer and providing consultancy service for the design of the end-to-end platform.

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Product Development

Developing a software product for the Media/ Entertainment/ Convergence industry is a tricky business. First there is the continuous pace of technology change continuously shaping and reshaping markets. Second as commercial models undergo churn and review, this can give rise to new opportunities or impede existing ones and this is an ongoing process as well. Third, with the increasing focus on regulatory change covering convergence related industries, in most countries, a further source of risk and opportunity is evident. In sum, you could say this is a high-risk, high-reward area for development, and retaining strategic flexibility and speed to market is paramount.

Easier said than done. People aren't cheap and as the market moves up and down everybody looks at the same labour pool. You need to then insulate the development effort against everyday changes and focus on quality. The market and investors will demand predictability no matter how new your technology or untested your proposition. The time to market challenge is ever present because somewhere somebody may be building the same product, faster. In sum, the key challenges you face as a Software Product Company, especially in the Media / Convergence industries, are:

  • To bring down cost
  • Improve quality - in the face of ongoing changes
  • Increase Predictability
  • Improve time to market & release cycles
  • Bring scalability/flexibility - to address ever changing opportunity spaces
What Can We Do For You?

Corpus hybrid delivery model blends the mix of onshore, nearshore and offshore model to create a most mature software product development center. Corpus software offerings includes:

  • TV Anywhere Enablement
  • PORTING
  • SCAS
  • Value Add Services
  • Games
 
 

TV Anywhere & Enablement

What is TV Anywhere?

It’s the latest technology that allows your viewers to watch live and on demand content on Web enabled devices such as computers, smart phones, tablets, gaming devices and more. It uses the global internet network coverage and CDN technology to distribute the content, which was earlier lock with in the twisted coaxial cables and the satellite’s transcoder reach. The beauty of the technology is the low cost and quick time to market as it is developed on the widely available internet network and the daily used consumer devices such as PCs, Smart phones, Tablets, Gaming consoles, etc.

“Delivers TV to your personal device connected to any mobile carrier & Internet service provider (ISP)”

The TV can be watched anywhere the viewers can receive an Internet signal. Wired connections and in-home WiFi will provide the best quality. Reception will vary depending on the strength of the signal. A cable TV network, can be provide the TV services viewing to a subscriber who is setting in the office or park. The technology follows a strict authentication process to make sure only the subscribed viewers get the access to the content.

Which devices are supported?

TV services can be made available on multiple platforms; like computers, smart phones, tablets, game consoles, OTT boxes, HDMI Sticks and smart TVs. Viewer can watch TV on a mobile device by downloading an App from the app stores like (IOS’s iStore, Android’s Play, etc.). The TV access can be extended Roku, Apple TV, Google TV, Youtube, Netflix, Your own website and other media apps/portals.

How many different devices can a single viewer use?

There is no limit to the number of devices you can use, however, there can be restrictions on the number of devices that can stream the content at the same time. The services provide can set their own business rules, which can be easily configured on the technology platform.

 
 

SCAS

Corpus SCAS offerings focuses on components like Middleware, Applications (PVR, OTT, Catch up TV, VOD), VAS, Widgets, Multi screen OTT App, Backend Servers, etc. as framework based services. Corpus is expanding, developing and deploying products & strengthening operations beyond traditional offerings SCAS (Solutions Components As Services) to STB OEM’s, CAS vendors, System Integrators, MSOs / Cable Operators, Telco Operators and other eco-system partners worldwide. Corpus SCAS offerings takes “prefabricated” software approach which can significantly reduce the time to market from concept to delivery. Corpus SCAS offerings includes the following:

  • DVB-Java Middleware Framework - Variants: SD/HD Zapper, PVR, IP & Hybrid
  • Native Programme Guide
  • DVB-JAVA VAS Applications
  • MHEG/MHP Middleware Stacks
  • JVM
  • User Management and Provisioning Framework
  • Supported Platform: OTT, IPTV, Digital Signage, Hybrid TV, Second screen (Mobile, Tablet & PC)
  • Second Screen - HTML5
  • Supported Platform: OTT STB, Smart TV, Tablet, Smart Mobile & PC
  • Android TV Framework
  • Backend server framework
 
 

Value Added Services

The TV service operator across globe are faced with beyond digitization challenges & opportunities to get maximum out of their investment on the next generation digital platform. The operator today are faced with questions……

 
  • How can I get better ROI on my investment?
  • How can I generate more Stickiness with my Customers?
  • How can I be Competitive to newer technology platform OTT/IPTV/Hybrid?
  • How can improve Operational Efficiency in managing my network and customers?

Corpus has worked with many service operator to build tailor made revenue generation VAS applications. The improved operational efficiency across multiple STBs and Chipsets provides mush required for meeting technical feasibility for successfully running the VAS applications. Interactive paid services platform covering Kids, Lifestyle, Religion and Gaming are shown good acceptance from the all walks of the society. Below are Corpus’ VAS applications:

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Deal TV
DealTV – India’s first Interactive TV based Home Shopping Network, with the architecture to run on connected and broadcast-only STB. The DealTV is a unique concept to push daily deal/offer to viewers which can offer within a time limit. The service was integration with SMS short code gateway “65XXX” to generate unique SMS code for each deal, which can use for ordering by just sending an SMS from their mobile phone. The connected STBs are also powered with option to order by using “RED BUTTON” press with confirmation using their TV remote.

AdNet
AdNet is a managed service based on profit share involving complex algorithms to map available Ad-Spots on the GUI & Banner with Potential Advertisers. A highly efficient Targeted Ad Substitution Engine was developed based on service type, event type, time of day, demography and other profile information. AdNet was powered by business support system for Ad spot brokering, revenue settlement and analytics.

 
 

Porting

Service providers, ISVs(Independent Software Vendor) and Original Equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are struggling to keep their platforms open and compliant with industry & regulatory standards. It is very challenging to maintain low platform costs and to survive the intense competition from across value chain. On the other hand it is very important to develop innovative solutions and also providing unique experiences for their consumers. Middleware, EPG and Application utilizes the real power of the STB’s insides Chipset/Processor, RAM, Flash & 3D GPU, that is why it is very important to get your middleware platform components perfectly fit into the STB. Corpus with hundreds of man year experience in dealing with all types of chipset is the right choice as the technology partner for carrying out Porting, Application development and System integration to reduce the product design costs, time to market and development risks.

Corpus offers expertise knowledge in the development and porting of MHP/MHEG/OPENTV/OCAP/tru2way platform middleware for digital set-top boxes and integrated digital television solutions. It is one of the first companies to provide porting services on MHP/MHEG/OPENTV/OCAP/tru2way platform middleware, and the first company to assist a Middleware product to get MHP compliant certification. To extend this expertise to the industry, Corpus offers a designed services to expedite the middleware integration process and minimize the costs required to develop an MHP/MHEG/OPENTV/OCAP/tru2way platform set-top box. Corpus provides Service providers, Middleware, STB OEMs and vendors with the following instructions, support, and integration services:

Our Porting Services in IPTV, Hybrid, Cable, Satellite space are:
  • Platforms: ATSC, OpenCable, DVB-S/C/T, ISDB-T/S, IPTV, OTT
  • Standards: MHEG5 (UK Profile, SA Profile, NZ Profile), OCAP/ACAP, MHP, HbbTV
  • Interactive TV – MHEG5, GEM, EBIF, Tru2Way, MHP 1.x
  • OS: Linux, RTOS, Win32, Android
  • Chipsets: ST, BCM, NEC, Mstar, Ali, ARM Cortex 9 (Amlogic, Rockchip, Allwinner, Astar)
  • DTV/STB Middleware Development/Porting/Sustenance
  • Custom/Legacy Middleware Development/Porting/Sustenance
  • Board Support Packages, Device Drivers Development I2C, SmartCard, DVB-CI, Demux, USB, Ethernet, Bluetooth, IR, Tuner
  • Codec Development – MPEG2, H.264, WMV, MP3, AAC, AC3
  • Reference Design – ATSC, DVB-S/C/T, ARIB/ISDB
  • STB Testing and certification
 
 

Technology Services

As a media domain specialist we bring knowledge of industry processes to your product development, implementation and system integrations. We provide a valuable service enhancement and create confidence for a long term stability and growth. Composed of a team of people who promote collaboration and use best practices within the software technology arena to drive business results. Our commitment to developing a staff of trained experts who understand and embrace highest-standard methodologies helps us to exceed expectations throughout every phase of engagement with our clients.

Having the right IT solution can help company gain a competitive edge, save time and increase business revenue. But staying up to date on the latest technologies can be a full-time job, where Corpus software technology services plays a crucial partner to meet the business dynamics with control cost . That is why we stay focused on the latest advances in application development and software integration. In fact, we offer expertise across all major media technologies, including approximately:

  • NDK & SDK bring-up
  • RTOS: Linux, Embedded JAVA, Android, IOS, NetBSD, OSGi,
  • TV application development: Java, C/C++, .net programming languages and frameworks
  • Industry Standards: MHP, MHEG 5, OCAP- Tru2Way, HbbTV
  • GUI:HTML5, Flash, Java, C
  • Integrated Backend servers
  • Web services
  • Networking: TCP/IP, UDP, IGMP, FTP, HTTP, and HTTPS,
  • IP Streaming: HLS, HDS, MPEG-DASH, RTMP, RTP,
  • Mediaroom IPTV Platform
  • Automation Testing: Strom test
 
 

TV Applications Development

Corpus Software helps you address this challenge with our proven track record of developing hundreds of tailor-made TV applications. We are the leading provider of TV apps and services provided in the industry with success stories from Americas, Europe & Asia.


We have the right experience and the right technical skills required to develop interactive applications on all major technology platforms such as Cable, Satellite, Terrestrial, IPTV, OTT STBs, Connect TV, Games Consoles, Smart phones & Tablets, Web portals and other Emerging Devices. Over the decade experience, we have developed a wide range of application solutions including:

IPTV/OTT STB

Platform: Linux & Android
  • GUI Development
  • Live TV Player enhancement: HLS, HDS, MPEG-DASH, MMS streaming support
  • VOD, NPVR, Live Pause
  • Youtube, Netflix, Bigflix and other video portals
  • Facebook, Twitter, Picasa, etc.
  • T-commerce
  • DRM Integration
  • Hotel application with PMS integration
  • Hospital application with HMS integration
  • Community application with ERP integration

Hybrid STB (IPTV + Broadcast)

Platforms: Cable, Satellite & Terrestrial
  • Unified EPG (IPTV + Broadcasting channel)
  • IPTV Player enhancement: IGMP, RTMP, RTPS, HLS, HDS, MPEG-DASH, MMS streaming support
  • VOD, PVR, Push VOD
  • Advance Ad solutions
  • Rich UI
  • Dynamic UI(change of colors and look and feel of Menus, EPG)
  • OTT: Youtube, etc.
  • RSS Feed: News, Live sport updates, etc.
  • Social TV: Facebook, Twitter, Picasa
  • Ordering: Pizza, Movie Tickets, etc.

Smart TV

Platforms: Samsung, LG, SONY, VESTEL, Toshiba and others
  • OTT Streaming application
  • VOD, Catch-up TV, Video Portal
  • Interactive informative applications
  • Ordering
  • Games

Tablet & Smart phone

Platforms: Android, IOS, Windows 8, BB
  • OTT streaming apps
  • VOD & Catch up apps
  • EPG Extension
  • TV Remote
  • VOD Ordering
  • PVR Scheduling

Advanced STB – IP Enabled

Chipsets: ST, BCM, Mstar
Platforms: Cable, Satellite & Terrestrial
  • Video Overlay enabled GUI
  • IFrame enabled GUI
  • Advance Ad solutions
  • Rich UI, Dynamic UI
  • Mosaic, VOD, PVR: USB/SATA
  • Downloadable applications: Games, Information
  • RSS Feed: News, Live sport updates, etc.
  • Social TV: Facebook, Twitter, Picasa
  • Ordering: Pizza, Movie Tickets, etc.

Regular STB – Non IP

Chipsets: ST, BCM, MStar, ALI, NEC
Platforms: Cable, Satellite & Terrestrial
  • GUI Development
  • UI Banner Ads
  • 7-day EPG (Electronic Program Guide)
  • NVOD
  • USB PVR
  • Radio
  • OTA
  • Multiple Audio
  • CAS integration
 
 
 

Android & Practice

Android is the world's most powerful mobile platform from Google, and now poised to gain access on other platform particularly Connected TV, IPTV/OTT STBs, Game consoles and Hybrid STBs. With millions of apps, games, songs, and videos on Android Platform, it is great for fun, and for getting things done. Android powers devices from some of the best phone and tablet makers in the world, like Samsung, HTC, LG, Motorola, Sony, Asus, and more.

Android based any devices can have a unique application developed by Corpus that allows users accessing IPTV and VOD services with quick time to market and lesser cost. For security, all android devices can be integrated with MARLIN based DRM technology to protect un-authorized content access and stops revenue leakages. Following are the highlights of Corpus Android TV services:

  • Services: Live TV (IPTV/OTT) and VOD
  • CDN streaming support: Akamai, BitGravity, EdgeCast, Level 3
  • Any device: STB, Smart TV, Mobile & Tablet
  • Android Versions: 4.X
  • RAM/Drivers development/enhancement
  • New Main menu designing and development
  • Limited access to app store
  • Application design and development
  • 7 Day EPG
  • NPVR
 
 

Mediaroom Practice

Ericsson Mediaroom is an end-to-end IPTV platform originally developed by Microsoft and acquired by Ericsson in September 2013. According to research by the Multimedia Research Group, it is the global market leader in its sector. It enables pay TV operators worldwide to deliver TV services to multiple screens and connected devices inside and outside customers’ homes. Ericsson Mediaroom is a full-featured video platform for operators to deliver an IPTV-based Pay-TV subscription services including content-protected live, DVR, video on demand, and applications. These services can be delivered to the consumers on a range of devices inside and outside the home, including wired and WiFi set top boxes, Xbox 360, PCs, tablets, smartphones and other connected devices - over both operator's managed IP networks as well as Over The Top (OTT)/unmanaged networks.

As of November 2012, more than 11 million households, reaching more than 22 million set-top boxes through more than 40 global Operator partners, making it the most widely deployed commercial IPTV middleware platform. Since the inception of Mediaroom Corpus software dedicates towards getting expertise and support operators to get the maximum of their Mediaroom deployment. Corpus software was also chosen as the Mediaroom application contest finalist in 2009, and have worked with operators like Bell and Hotwire to provide application development services.

Mediaroom Technology Competency:

Mediaroom Presentation Framework (PF)
  • Development: ASP.NET
  • Prototype designing: Flash, Photo shop, coral draw, etc.

Mediaroom Browser
    • XHTML 1.0 Strict
    • CSS 1.0., CSS 2.1., CSS 3.0 partial
    • ECMAScript. ECMAScript Edition 3 interpreter is provided by Windows CE 5.0
    • XML
    • DHTML
  • DOM1, DOM2 events
  • AJAX
  • HTTP/HTTPS
  • Microsoft Media Server (MMS) protocol (mms://)
  • Proxy support
  • Session Cookies
 
 
 

MHP, MHEG, OCAP, HbbTV

Corpus software has expertise and experience in developing and certification for STB application based on MHP, MHEG5, OCAP, HbbTV standards

MHP

Multimedia Home Platform (DVB-MHP) is an open middleware system standard designed by the DVB project for interactive digital television. The MHP enables the reception and execution of interactive, Java-based applications on a TV-set. Interactive TV applications can be delivered over the broadcast channel, together with audio and video streams. These applications can be for example information services, games, interactive voting, e-mail, SMS or shopping. Corpus MHP services includes:

  • MHP Certification – ETSI Test suite for MHP 1.0.3, 1.1.3 and 1.2.0
  • HAL development
  • JVM integration
  • Size and optimization performance
  • HTML
  • Backend Authorization tools development
  • Return path channel
 

MHEG-5

MHEG 5 is part of a set of international standards relating to the presentation of multimedia information, standardised by the Multimedia and Hypermedia Experts Group (MHEG). It is most commonly used as a language to describe interactive television services. MHEG-5 is a cost-effective, licence-free, efficient, public standard interactive TV middleware that is used both to send and receive interactive TV signals. It is used by Freeview and Freesat in the UK, Freeview in New Zealand, TVB in Hong Kong, Freeview in Australia, Saorview in Ireland and has been specified in South Africa. Corpus software supports operators worldwide in meeting in their MHEG-5 development and testing requirement.


OCAP (OpenCable Application Platform) – Tru2Way

OCAP (OpenCable Application Platform) – Tru2Way, is an operating system layer designed for consumer electronics that connect to a cable television system, the Java-based middleware portion of the platform. Unlike operating systems on a personal computer, the cable company controls what OCAP programs run on the consumer”s machine. Designed by CableLabs for the cable networks of North America, OCAP programs are intended for interactive services such as eCommerce, online banking, Electronic program guides, and digital video recording. Cable companies in USA have stated that two-way communications by third party devices on their networks will require them to support OCAP. Corpus software has experience on Tru2way platform to develop application including video-on-demand, pay-per-view and games.


Hbbtv

Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV) is both an industry standard (ETSI TS 102 796) and promotional initiative for hybrid digital TV to harmonise the broadcast, IPTV, and broadband delivery of entertainment to the end consumer through connected TVs (Smart TVs) and set-top boxes. The HbbTV consortium, regrouping digital broadcasting and Internet industry companies, is establishing a standard for the delivery of broadcast TV and broadband TV to the home, through a single user interface, creating an open platform as an alternative to proprietary technologies. Products and services using the HbbTV standard can operate over different broadcasting technologies, such as satellite, cable, or terrestrial networks. Corpus software is the right technology partner to strengthen your HbbTV deployment.

 
 

System & Integration

To allow our customers to remain focused on their business and revenue generating activities, Corpus can take the overall responsibility for the delivery of the end-to-end turnkey solution or a part. Corpus is therefore the contact point for the customer and providing consultancy service for the design of the end-to-end platform, the evaluation of components and overall system integration services including deployment, integration, testing, validation, acceptance and on-site training and handover.

Corpus SI services are focused to meet the customer’s business needs & goal, there by utilizing its full potential and expertise in bringing multiple systems from many global vendors together, which involves using off the shelf, pre-configured or completely customized hardware or software components. Corpus ensures that the solution offered is delivered within the timelines and budget constraints agreed on with the customer. Corpus has the most comprehensive product portfolio in this industry, offering the multi-tier solution to each of the customer types from partner vendors. Corpus has developed partnerships with key digital TV technology vendors to provide the required solutions. We work with trusted partners that offer the highest standards of quality and customer service, and are in line with our long-term customers commitment. Below describes our expert areas:

  • End to End Solution
  • Headend-IPTV, OTT and 2nd screen
  • Security
  • BSS-Billing, CRM, Selfcare, Online Payment
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End to End Integration & Solution

Corpus SI services are focused to meet the customer’s business needs & goal, there by utilizing its full potential and expertise in bringing multiple systems from many global vendors together.

IPTV & OTT

Corpus SI services includes the end to end deployment and the components including Downlinking/ Reception, IRDs, Encoders, Streamers, DRM, Billing (Prepaid, Postpaid), CRM, Contact center, Online payment, STB, Smart TV, Smart Phone, Tablets, PC, OTT Box and Web portals



Satellite, Cable & Terrestrial

Corpus SI services includes Downlinking/ Reception, IRDs, Encoders, Multiplexer, Modulation CAS, Simulcrypt, Billing (Prepaid, Postpaid), CRM, Contact center, Online payment, Linear & Hybrid STBs with middleware and application



 
 

Automated Testing

S3 Group provides end-to-end testing solutions that combine system integration, test automation and advanced platform diagnostics. S3Group, head-quartered in Ireland is the Market leader in the DTV test automation systems with its StormTest® products, focused on Digital TV for almost 20 years with more more than 40 operators using StormTest across 6 continents and 28 countries.

Major Target Sectors
  • Cable, DTH, IPTV operators
  • Digital receiver manufacturers
  • Reverse logistic / Device repair providers
Association

Corpus is the certified partner with S3 Group for marketing and technology services for StormTest products, focused to accelerate time-to-market and improve quality for our customers as they launch and operate new products. Corpus highlight the following through with collaboration with S3Group:

  • A cost effective delivery model, wherein the customer can leverage on the expert Professional Services for StormTest
  • Reduces test cycles and helps in faster time-to-market
  • Focus on product quality, stability and reliability
  • Customers can rely on the Corpus global presence for software and support.