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Videocon d2h partners Visiware Intl for gaming channel Playin’ TV
MUMBAI: DTH service provider Videocon d2h has partnered interactive TV games creator Visiware International to launch a gaming channel Playin’ TV for its HD Smart Connect subscribers.
The flagship international gaming channel will offer Videocon d2h’s subscribers with gamification features, which include major entertainment licences and innovative features.
Talking about the partnership, Visiware International COO Frederic Fellague said, “We are delighted to partner Videocon d2h for launching our globally successful premier HTML5 games in India. This medium presents new opportunities in terms of interactivity, allowing multi-screen game plays and multi-player interactions.”
With this collaboration Videocon d2h’s subscribers will have an easy access to over 350 games on their Smart HD Connect STB. Playin’ TV offers games for the whole family from sports, to board and cards, brain teasers, casino and much more. Players can also enjoy experience-enhancing interactive TV gaming features such as real-time connected leader boards, HD graphics and more.
Videocon d2h executive chairman Saurabh Dhoot added, “We are pleased to partner Visiware International, a world-class player in interactive games on TV. Our HD Smart Connect platform is now rapidly scaling up with more and more entertainment applications, reaffirming our commitment to providing holistic entertainment for the entire family.”
Videocon’s HD Smart Connect set-top box converts any existing TV into a smart TV besides showing 650 channels and services in HD and SD. The connected set top box allows one to browse content from applications residing on the STB.
Videocon d2h CEO Anil Khera stated, “In every home, young children are the most important members of the family. With Visiware International on our HD Smart Connect platform, they can enjoy the latest interactive games on television. This is the first time truly interactive games would be available in India on television screens through the set top box.”
These applications will enhance the pleasure of accessing content on a bigger screen, thus making it a family event rather than solo watching on a smaller screen. The HD Smart STB also works as a tool for personalisation, engagement and new customer experiences, and with internet connectivity, one can convert one’s TV into a smart TV using it.