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February 26, 2014

MobiTV and Jabil Develop HDMI Dongle

By Mandira Srivastava, TMCnet Contributor

MobiTV has entered into a strategic collaboration with Jabil Circuit (News - Alert) in a bid to bring wireless operators new opportunities for the home viewing ecosystem.

The live and on-demand TV everywhere technology provider will use Jabil’s manufacturing and distribution capabilities with its Connected Media Platform in a product that can offer either a turnkey in-home TV everywhere experience to existing customers, or that can act as a value-add offering to entice new customers.

 This partnership enables Jabil's powerful manufacturing and distribution capabilities with MobiTV (News - Alert)'s Connected Media Platform to bring the solution to market quickly.

Charlie Nooney, CEO at MobiTV said in a statement, “The HDMI dongle is the first, comprehensive, customisable, full-service offering to provide wireless operators with a low-barrier-to-entry option for reaching consumers on any screen with an HDMI-compatible port, Collaborating with Jabil on the hardware side has enabled MobiTV to create and quickly deliver a complete, integrated solution that gives wireless operators the ability to attack the connected home by leveraging their strengths: mobile devices, networks, and valuable customer media services.”

In addition, the HDMI dongle allows wireless operators to increase subscribers and average revenue per user (ARPU) by opening untapped revenue channels. The device creates an opportunity for operators to leverage their branding, retail, and marketing presence, wireless networks and multiservice product bundles for immediate in-home deployment without requiring significant new operational investment.

Keith Cochran, vice president, Digital Home at Jabil Circuit said, “Our global manufacturing leadership combined with MobiTV’s expertise in content delivery and software development has enabled us to efficiently and quickly bring an HDMI dongle solution to market giving MobiTV customers a cost-effective and turnkey option for diversifying their TV everywhere product and service offerings.”

Edited by Stefania Viscusi

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