Sofia Backstage® Starter Kit for HbbTV

Kickstart your interactive HbbTV services with Starter Kit for HbbTV

It is the ideal solution when you want to test, showcase, evaluate or trial any HbbTV services in a real-life TV environment with minimal hassle. The product comes with a pre-installed set of hardware and HbbTV Server software so you can start experimenting and developing right away. Since the Starter Kit is based on Sofia Digital’s proven Backstage® software you can trust anything you develop can be scaled to any future need and system is scalable into full production use. The system has a Web-based management interface that may host multiple virtual servers and services in one logical user interface. All main controls of the system are accessible with a standard web browser compatible with any PC without client software installations. The included Launcher Application with its own editor system handles the “red button” interactions and external services can be easily linked into any TV channel over IP with one user interface. The Starter Kit comes with links to examples from Sofia Digital HbbTV Application suite and is connected with Backstage Author tool for evaluation and testing.

Key Features

  • Generates HbbTV compatible signalling and output for smart TV or STB
  • Web-based system administration with automation, scheduling and user management
  • Launcher application and Editor for “red button” interaction creation
  • AIT insertion and DSM-CC generation with stream events
  • Software multiplexing
  • Automated PSI-SI generation including PMT, SDT, NIT, TDT, EIT and AIT
  • ASI, IP or RF with TS-file support with included DekTec adapter product
  • Support for IP, Terrestrial, Cable and Satellite delivery systems


Juho Mäyränpää

Sales director

+358 50 522 5420


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