Fetch TV and Metrological have announced a partnership that will see the Metrological Application Platform integrated onto the Fetch service. Fetch will also utilise the Metrological Lightning Framework to enhance the performance of the Fetch user interface.
The cloud-based Metrological Application Platform allows Fetch to integrate premium OTT services, and niche and localised apps into a single viewer experience. The unified TV App Store and back-office product suite enables Fetch to onboard, monetise and optimise the lifecycle of apps across their set-top boxes (STBs). This is said to enable a real-time response to subscribers’ changing content preferences.
Metrological offers content providers access to the open Lightning software development kit (SDK) for quick app development, with a single app build facilitating distribution to a global footprint of operators. Fetch will deploy the Metrological Application Platform on its existing service in Australia and has secured rights for the New Zealand market. The company will also work with Metrological and its partners to expand the available portfolio of local and international apps.
From next year, Fetch subscribers will gain access to a range of additional apps and OTT services, complementing the apps that are already available on the Fetch service. Fetch will also be utilising the Metrological Lightning Framework to provide GPU accelerated rendering of the Fetch user interface, resulting in smoother transitions and animations.
Scott Lorson, CEO, Fetch TV, said: “Fetch is focused on constantly expanding our content offering and on delivering a truly integrated user experience. The partnership with Metrological enhances our ability to do both and provides a clear path for servicing the long tail of great content now available.”