PacketVideo and Aigo Partner to Create HDMI Dongle That Brings Online Video and Personal Media to the Living Room
SAN DIEGO, Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — PacketVideo today announced a partnership with Aigo, one of China’s largest and most well-known manufacturers of consumer electronic accessories. The two companies will partner to provide dongle- based solutions to operators and content providers outside of China.
The two companies will collaborate to provide Android and Linux powered Dongles for operators and content owners wishing to leverage this unique form factor to deliver content to end-users. PacketVideo will provide its market leading Twonky software and suite of multi-screen products and work with operators to integrate with their content services. Twonky enables end-users to find the content they want to watch using their phone, tablet, or PC and easily play it back on any TV with the Dongle installed. Aigo will act as a manufacturing partner leveraging its years of experience delivering high quality consumer products in the Chinese market.
“We look forward to working with Aigo to help service providers and content owners outside of China more cost-effectively deliver content to their end users. We believe the combination of Twonky software along with this unique form factor has the potential to create new business models for content delivery,” said Jim Brailean, CEO of PacketVideo.
“We believe that operators and content providers are looking for new models to deliver content and with the growth of smartphones and tablets, HDMI dongles are a user-friendly and cost effective way to deliver a new content experience to end-users. We also believe that PacketVideo’s history of working with service providers to develop and deploy solutions in the US and Europe gives us the best chance of success in this space,” said Richard Huang, General Manager of Aigo Digital company Ltd.
Founded in 1998, PacketVideo is the software pioneer powering the world’s leading multimedia services on millions of home and mobile devices. For more information, visit www.pv.com. Twonky (www.twonky.com) is PV’s line of consumer software.
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