Syabas, a global provider of over-the-top settop software and hardware and makers of the award winning Popcorn Hour A-110 and newly released C-200, announced that Internet television leader, Revision3, is porting their application to the Syabas DAVID platform.
Revision3 creates and produces original programming for passionate, committed fans who want to watch shows about technology, movies, video games and music that entertain, educate and help to expand their life experiences. The popular content provider, which currently accommodates more than 6 million downloads a month, has been available to current Popcorn Hour users for more than a year.
Announced in May of this year, the DAVID platform consists of a new software development kit (SDK) and an over-the-top settop device profile that incorporates the ability to develop and deploy applications to the company’s app store portal. A working prototype of the new settop box will be launched at CES Unveiled in January. Developers can sign up for the program at http://www.thedavidbox.com. Revision3 is one of the more than 200 companies that have signed up to develop applications for the company’s DAVID platform.
“We’re big fans of the Popcorn Hour product line,” said Jim Louderback, CEO, Revision3. “We’re not the only ones – they have a huge and passionate following around the world that pairs nicely with our passionate and committed audience. Partnering with Syabas makes perfect sense, because it enables us to further expand our programming reach beyond traditional PCs and mobile devices.”
“We are pleased that Popcorn Hour customers have enjoyed Revision3’s original, extremely entertaining and community-driven programs,” said Alex Limberis, COO of Syabas. “We look forward to helping them continue to grow their audience through the exciting advantages the new DAVID platform will bring to our mutual customers.”
Today’s content partnership announcement follows on the heels of news Syabas made in September when the company signed a streaming content partnership agreement with China Television Technology, the largest media content and television programming producer in China.
In addition to streaming Revision3 content, the Popcorn Hour products support the playback of more than 30 Internet video formats, including MPEG 1, 2, 4, AVI, H.264, Xvid, MKV, Windows Media and others. Popcorn Hour products today stream news and entertainment content from a number video partner sites including Vuze, Mediafly, CNET TV, Veoh, Blip.tv, NBC, CBS, CNN and BBC and Internet radio sites, such as Radio box and Live365 Radio.