Korea Telecom Launches Web Based IPTV Service
SEOUL, South Korea, August 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –
Korean IPTV operator KT has announced the launch of “Olleh TV Smart”, an HTML5 based
next-generation IPTV service accessible from both set-top boxes and user devices such as
PC’s, smartphones, and tablets.
KT Media Hub CEO, Ju-Sung Kim, said during a press conference held in Seoul,
“Implementing HTML5 in Olleh TV, allows us to emerge from the dependency on a specific
platform and establish a foothold in an open ecosystem for all subscribers, content
providers and broadcasters. KT will continue to adopt diverse services with expandability
and interactivity, enabling the convergence of traditional broadcast and Internet
The use of HTML5 provides an open User Experience (UX) that can be deployed across
multiple devices. HTML5 also provides a much easier way to update and improve the User
Experience. As part of KT’s new UX they have introduced an exciting application that
converges live stream baseball games with statistics about the players. While subscribers
watch the game, they can check the players’ profiles, previous scores, and the status of
other games in real time. They can also instantly re-play key moments of the game. KT is
planning to expand this mash-up service to golf, soccer and other sports, as well as
travel and cooking.
KT will launch additional features including HTML5-based interactive education, cloud
games, ‘Cloud DVD’ and private broadcasting services in coming months. Users will be able
to view purchased content on TV, smartphones and other devices and upload pictures taken
on their smartphones. Finally, users can make their own favorite channels according to
their interests and play premium games.
Alticast has been partnering with KT since 2008 with continual development and
enhancement of Olleh TV. Alticast has been a key partner providing technological resources
and experience to successfully manage and deliver a high performing, multi-functional
project. Alticast will continue to play a key role in delivering KT’s industry-leading
technology and applications.
Alticast provides ecosystems and multi-screen solutions that enable operators to offer
consumers innovative and reliable TV experiences. Our solutions provide new levels of TV
interactivity required by operators and consumers worldwide, delivering personalized and
compelling content securely over broadcast, broadband, and mobile platforms. We are
defining the future of the media experience that delights, entertains, and informs.