MobiTV Collaborates With Jabil to Develop HDMI Dongle TV Everywhere Solution Enables Wireless Operators to Break Down Barriers to the
EMERYVILLE, Calif., Feb. 24, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — MobiTV, a global leader in
enabling delivery of live and on-demand TV Everywhere, today announced a strategic
collaboration with Jabil Circuit Inc. (NYSE:JBL) to bring wireless operators new
opportunities for swift and cost-effective expansion into the home viewing
ecosystem. Together, the companies have developed MobiTV’s white-label HDMI dongle
that can be branded and deployed by wireless operators to deliver a turnkey in-home
TV everywhere experience to their existing customers or as a value-add offering to
entice new customers. The partnership leverages Jabil’s powerful manufacturing and
distribution capabilities with MobiTV’s Connected Media Platform to bring the
solution to market quickly.
"The HDMI dongle is the first, comprehensive, customizable, 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," said Charlie
Nooney, CEO at MobiTV. "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
The HDMI dongle helps wireless operators increase subscribers and average revenue
per user (ARPU) by opening untapped revenue channels in the connected home. 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.
Additionally, the dongle will provide operators with a compelling solution for
enhancing the in-home viewing experience by optimizing the growing use of the second
screen, as tablets and smartphones become the key to discovery, navigation, and
remote control for the big screen TV. Because the HDMI dongle will be
operator-branded, they can seamlessly integrate the dongle into current product
offerings and provide a more personalized multiscreen experience to customers.
"The collaboration with MobiTV marks a significant step in the proliferation of
TV Everywhere services," said Keith Cochran, Vice President, Digital Home,
Jabil Circuit, Inc. "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."
To learn more about the white-labeled MobiTV® Connect and other technical
enhancements to MobiTV’s cloud-based true TV Everywhere solution, please visit
About MobiTV
MobiTV is a global leader in delivering live and on-demand video to any screen,
connecting media reliably and securely anytime, anywhere, on any device. The
company’s end-to-end platform delivers a true TV Everywhere experience that helps
service providers reduce time to market and control costs associated with the
deployment and operation of high concurrency, multiple platform services. MobiTV’s
connected media solutions solve the complexity of delivering video across networks,
operating systems and devices while managing associated rights. The company
efficiently optimizes for network conditions to deliver multiscreen media services
that center on empowering the viewer. MobiTV’s connected media solutions are
tailored for IPTV and broadband/DSL providers as well as mobile TV and over-the-top
customers including AT&T, Deutsche Telekom, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular, and
Verizon among others.
About Jabil
Jabil is an electronic product solutions company providing comprehensive electronics
design, manufacturing and aftermarket product management services to global
electronics and technology companies. Offering complete product supply chain
management from facilities in 31 countries, Jabil provides comprehensive,
individualized-focused solutions to customers in a broad range of industries. Jabil
common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol,
"JBL". Further information is available on Jabil’s website:
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