ORS & 3SS introduce simpliTV on VIDAA OS-based Smart TVs with innovative highlight feature

– ORS, Austria’s national broadcast network operator, has launched the latest simpliTV app for Hisense smart TVs, powered by VIDAA OS, developed and delivered by their long-term core technology partner, 3SS
– The new simpliTV Highlight Feature – a Replay Service allows viewers to replay game highlights during or after a live match, catering especially to football fans
– The app was developed and launched remarkably quickly, under three months from initiation to certification, aligning with ORS’ goal of completion prior to the European football championship

3 Screen Solutions (3SS), a leading provider of software solutions for set-top boxes (STB), smart TV, multiscreen, and in-vehicle entertainment, announces the successful launch of Austria’s national broadcast network operator ORS’ super-aggregated multiscreen simpliTV service on Hisense smart TVs. The app is powered by the emerging VIDAA operating system.

ORS has continued its partnership with 3SS, a long-term core technology partner, to deliver this significant service enhancement, as well as to introduce a new UX innovation tailored for football enthusiasts.

New simpliTV Highlight Feature – a Replay Service

ORS has unveiled the Highlight Feature – a Replay Service, enabling users to revisit game highlights while the match is still in progress or afterward. This innovation is expected to particularly resonate with groups of friends watching the game together. This new addition is available to all simpliTV users for a two-month promotional period on various simpliTV receiving devices, including hybrid STBs, Samsung, LG, and Android smart TVs. The project delivery was expedited, with the smart TV app launched in less than three months from initiation, including certification. The critical objective of the project, a fundamental requirement for ORS, was to complete it in time for the European football tournament, which takes place from June 14 to July 14, 2024, in Germany, with Hisense being an official gold sponsor.

“ORS, Hisense, VIDAA, and 3SS worked closely together with a high level of communication and responsiveness. With 3SS as the prime integrator and a shared focus among the partners, these innovations were delivered with the highest quality and in time for the European football championship. We thank everyone involved,” said Philipp Dainese, CEO of simpliTV.

Similar to previous simpliTV service launches, both new simpliTV enhancements offer great user experience thanks to 3SS’ award-winning 3Ready Product Framework. Recognizing the potential of VIDAA OS early on, 3SS added support in 3Ready to seamlessly scale existing smart TV apps to VIDAA.

ORS initiated its staged multiplatform rollout in May 2021, launching custom apps for Samsung connected TVs, LG webOS, and Android smart TVs. In the same year, ORS received a VideoTech Innovation Award for its innovative technological approach to smart TV apps, enabling seamless switching between DVB live TV and streaming timeshift. In May 2022, ORS launched its next-generation hybrid digital satellite and terrestrial STB, the simpliONE Box, featuring advanced 3SS-engineered UX.

As both companies explained, simpliTV’s diverse channel lineup combines DVB broadcasting, OTT streaming, and Google Play Store Apps, providing viewers with a blend of digital satellite and terrestrial TV stability and quality with modern online video features.

“The recent deployments for ORS exemplify the possibilities of collaboration, and we’re proud of achieving delivery within such a short timeframe,” said Kai-Christian Borchers, Managing Director of 3SS. “We’re also pleased to see ORS demonstrating its continued trust in our 3SS team and 3Ready. ORS is committed to delivering top-tier super-aggregated entertainment to customers, now extending choice even further with Hisense TVs.”

Founded in March 2019 by the Hisense Group and other investors, VIDAA enables service providers to launch complementary services on VIDAA-enabled devices without additional manufacturer certifications once a fully approved VIDAA-based smart TV app is released.

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