ADB enters Indonesian market with MHP set-top box

Advanced Digital Broadcast (, a leading supplier of technology to the global digital television industry, has announced that Indonesia-based First Media Tbk, will use ADB’s products and solutions to deploy the country’s first high-definition pay-TV service.

The deal marks ADB’s entry into the vast Indonesian market, where pay-TV is gaining popularity. ADB’s devices will enable subscribers to enjoy not only high-definition TV, but also video-on-demand, interactivity, and a wide range of value-added features.

The set-top boxes are also packaged with the multimedia home platform (MHP) middleware, a DVB open-standard software, which helps operators achieve minimal total cost of ownership and expedited service deployment. MHP conforms to a set of open standards and thus keeps operators from being “locked in” to a particular vendor if they want to add new applications to their software stack. At the same time, MHP is a Java- and HTML-based language, accessible to millions of developers who are well equipped to build applications for the set-top box. This offers an environment for rapid and cost-effective application development.

Source and full story: PR Newswire