“We’re extremely pleased to be partnering with Silicondust, the leaders in networked TV tuners,” said Mark Ely, CEO of Simple.TV.“Their exceptional hardware design, manufacturing, and distribution capabilities are a perfect match with our TV everywhere services and applications. Together, we will deliver an exceptional streaming DVR solution for consumers who are looking to combine the best of broadcast content with OTT streaming.”
“Our collaboration with Simple.TV will help further our reach into the over-the-top streaming TV space,” said Theodore Head, CEO, Silicondust.“Simple TV’s innovative cloud DVR platform and applications for TV everywhere is an ideal complement to our HDHomeRun devices that currently stream content within the home network to many smart, connected devices such as Smart TVs, Game Consoles, and mobile devices. Simple.TV takes these streams beyond the home.”
According to CNET, “[t]he big hardware upgrade is dual-tuner support…[T]he new Simple.TV hardware will be powered by Zenverge’s ZN200 chipset and the TransAll transcoding engine.” The US should see Simple.TV 2.0 in time for Christmas. Europe will get the new device next year.