Korean IPTV operator KT has launched Olleh TV Smart, an HTML5 based IPTV service accessible from both set-top boxes and user devices such as PC’s, smartphones, and tablets.
“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,” said KT Media Hub CEO Ju-Sung Kim.
KT on Tuesday — at a press meet in Seol — said it would adopt diverse services with expandability and interactivity, enabling the convergence of traditional broadcast and Internet service.
Besides an open User Experience (UX) that can be deployed across multiple devices, HTML5 provides a much easier way to update and improve the User Experience, Korea Telecom said.
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.
Alticast has partnered with KT for the development and enhancement of Olleh TV.