Media Player Solutions

Software Partners

Sigma Designs is working with the following software companies to provide a more complete solution for our media player products.

ACCESS     ACCESS is a global provider of advanced software technologies to the mobile and beyond-PC markets. ACCESS delivers unique solutions that bring value to its customers and partners and which help make life easier, more productive, and more enjoyable.
ActiveVideo Networks     ActiveVideo Networks is the world leader in cloud-based interactive services that are redefining television (iTV 2.0). Available in nearly 5 million homes, ActiveVideo immerses viewers in an engaging experience that combines Web video, Web 2.0 functionality, and traditional television.
Flash     Adobe® Flash® enables OEMs and service providers to differentiate their devices via customized applications and user interfaces, a more complete web experience, the delivery of high-definition content, and rich applications for Internet-connected devices.
Allegro     Allegro Software Development Corporation is a leading provider of software toolkits that are used by manufacturers to enable their products to be used on the Internet. The Allegro toolkits offer rapid integration and provide a range of simple through sophisticated application value to the embedded world.
Ant     ANT is the leading provider of client software solutions and services to the digital media industry. It develops open-standards-based client software and applications to enable operators to exploit digital media across a broad range of consumer electronics devices and set-top boxes.
Avtrex     Avtrex has created core software components for digital home entertainment devices. These applications can be customized and integrated into HDTVs, set-top-boxes, Blu-ray players, DVD recorders, home media servers, network gateways, and more. As an OEM software provider, Avtrex has focused on portability and customizability to allow seamless integration with our clients existing technical infrastructure.
AwoX     AwoX provides OEMs with network media solutions that enable consumer electronics products to stream video, music, and photos seamlessly using digital audio and video devices in people’s regular home networks as well as from commercial, Internet-based services.
CodeSourcery     CodeSourcery builds software tools that enable its customers to get the most out of hardware platforms ranging from embedded devices to supercomputers. CodeSourcery's products and services deliver on the promise of open-source software and open standards.
Conferra     Conferra Software Solutions (Pvt) Ltd. is an innovative software solutions and services company, head-quartered in Hyderabad, India. Founded and headed by committed industry professionals, Conferra Software delivers the best and most innovative solutions, in a cost-effective manner, to clients across the globe. We provide offshore software development and maintenance services for companies ranging from start-ups to industry leaders.
DigiOn     DigiOn is a software developer with experience in the development of multimedia, storage, and networking products, and has established a firm position in the home network field. DigiOn products have been adopted by CE device and PC manufacturers both inside and outside of Japan.
Entis     Located in Tokyo Japan, Entis provides product planning, development, and consultation services in the state-of-the-art digital media technologies both in software and hardware. Entis can provide valuable consultation and development services in various ways that meet customer requirements.
Espial     Espial Group Inc. is a leading provider of on-demand software to telco, cable, and hospitality operators as well as to consumer electronics manufacturers. Its middleware, browser, and video-on-demand solutions provide superior service delivery, advanced service innovation tools, and the ability to serve a wide range of market segments - including over-the-top, IPTV, hybrid IP, multi-dwelling unit, and enterprise.
Fujisoft     Fujisoft provides integrated solutions, from LSIs for information and communications devices such as mobile telephones and digital home electronics to board design, control and embedded software development, and evaluation. Since its founding in 1970, Fujisoft has grown into one of Japan's leading independent system integration companies.
HDI Dune     HDI Dune develops and sells software and hardware solutions for media players, Blu-ray players, and IPTV and VoD set-top boxes. Digital Signature solutions of the company are widely used in the biggest European retail networks.
Hillcrest Labs     Hillcrest Labs enables CE and peripheral manufacturers, service providers, and Internet content companies to deliver the most visually engaging and intuitive way to access, discover, and interact with digital media throughout the home. Components of Hillcrest Lab's HôME™ Interactive Media System can be embedded in a wide range of digital entertainment devices including high definition televisions, set-top boxes, and personal computers.
KatDC     KatDC offers embedded Linux and Android-based UI and application solutions for portable and digital home products. The company offers an integrated core library; glued middleware API with multimedia, network and control features; and extendable middleware modules for player, streaming, DLNA, touch control, gesture, IME and more.
Novatec     Novatec is a leading software and hardware provider with the most integrated solutions encompassing DTV, IPTV, PVR, Interactive TV, Personal Media Contents, and optical disc applications. It is the first and only company to provide such broad range of software/hardware solutions in Japan with comprehensive engineering services.
Opera     Opera Software ASA has redefined Web browsing for PCs, mobile phones, and other networked devices. Opera's cross-platform Web browser technology is renowned for its performance, standards compliance, and small size, while giving users a faster, safer, and more dynamic online experience.
Oregan Networks     Oregan Networks is a leading provider of embedded solutions for digital home entertainment devices, comprising digital media streaming, home networking, TV browsing, and user interface technology. Consumers today expect to be able to access communications and entertainment services anytime, anywhere, and on any device.
Qt     Qt allows open source and commercial software developers to code less, create more, and deploy everywhere. Qt enables developers to build innovative applications and user interfaces once and then extend the innovation across all major desktop, consumer electronic, and other embedded platforms without rewriting the code. Qt underpins Nokia's strategy to develop a wide range of products and experiences that people can fall in love with.
Syabas     Syabas Technology is a leading software and middleware solution provider for wired/wireless home entertainment networks (a.k.a. Digital Home) as well as Digital Signage applications. We focus on software and middleware development that enables users to access content such as video, music, photos, and services over a local network and the Internet.

3D Video Partners

Sigma Designs is working with the following 3D Video companies to provide a more complete solution for our media player products.

RealD     RealD is the global leader in 3D technology, leveraging 30 years of expertise to create the most stunningly realistic and enjoyable digital 3D experience in theaters worldwide, cutting-edge visualization tools for professionals, and technology for tomorrow's 3D TVs and other display screens today.
Sensio     SENSIO Technologies develops and markets Stereoscopic 3D digital compression, decompression, and display formatting technologies. Its solutions are deployed on a global scale by content creators, game developers, broadcasters, specialty channels, and digital cinemas. Its flagship technology, SENSIO® 3D, allows the high-quality distribution of 3D content through conventional existing 2D broadcast networks (cable, satellite, IPTV, etc.).
TDVision     TDVision is the inventor of several stereoscopic related technologies now recognized as part of different standard stereoscopic platforms and Standardized by ISO. TDVision's technology allows the acquisition, encoding, deployment, decoding, and visualization of full HD stereoscopic 3D content. 2D legacy compatibility with existing infrastructures is enabled while optimizing the bandwidth needed to deploy the stereoscopic video stream.

Over-The-Top (OTT) Partners

Sigma Designs is working with the following Over-The-Top (OTT) companies to provide a more complete solution for our media player products.

Acetrax     Acetrax leads the digital home entertainment industry for over-the-top (OTT) content in Europe and has built a unique strategic asset to enter this market. Content from major film studios is distributed through a sophisticated multi-national delivery platform via embedded Apps directly to screens.
BBC iPlayer     The BBC iPlayer is a free service that lets people catch up with radio and television programms from the past week. Watch or listen to a current show as it is transmitted live or catch up with a programm after broadcast.
HTTV     httv provides embedded software solutions for connected TVs and STBs available for all TV distribution platforms: from pure broadcast (DVB-T/T2/S/S2/C) to pure IP (IPTV, OTT) and hybrid, including HbbTV. It offers an extensive range of features such as an innovative User based profile UI (adult vs. kids UI) and complete nonlinear TV services (Push-VOD, catch-up TV) as well as an enhanced EPG, personalized video mosaic.
Hulu     Hulu is an online video service that offers a selection of hit shows, clips, movies and more at, numerous destination sites online, and through our ad-supported subscription service, Hulu Plus. Hulu's selection of premium programming is provided by more than 350 content companies.
maxdome     As Germany's leading video-on-demand provider, we offer over 30,000 movies, series, kids and special intrest contents, giving our customers complete cinema coverage. Access to our contents is via PC and TV. We offer pay per view, subscription and download to own.
Mela     Mela is a multi-platform entertainment service that provides consumers one of the largest collections of premium South Asian video content. Mela represents the diversity of genres, tastes, languages, and regional flavors present in the rich cultural heritage of South Asia by licensing premium content from some of the biggest movie studios and television broadcast companies in the region. Distributed over the Internet, Mela instantly brings to your television premium entertainment in amazing quality.
Netflix     Netflix is the world's largest online movie rental service, with more than 25 million subscribers. Netflix is partnering with leaders in consumer electronics to bring to market a range of devices that can instantly stream movies and TV episodes from Netflix directly to members' TVs.
Vimeo     Vimeo was founded by a group of filmmakers who wanted to share their creative work and personal moments from their lives. As time went on, likeminded people discovered Vimeo and helped build a supportive community of individuals with a wide range of passions. Today, millions of people from all around the world enjoy Vimeo, and we’re growing bigger every day.
Vudu     A leader in HD streaming, VUDU offers the world's largest selection of HD movies, including thousands of blockbusters, Hollywood classics and indies available in stunning HDX 1080p with Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 and 7.1 Surround Sound, VUDU is a wholly owned subsidiary of Walmart Stores, Inc., and is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA.
Yahoo! Connected TV     Yahoo! Connected TV brings the best of the Web right into your living room. Connected TV integrates Yahoo!'s most popular services with the latest in big-screen home entertainment. So, there's no more crowding around a laptop to share family photos. And news, traffic, and weather updates are just a press of the remote away.
Yota     Russia’s Scartel, working under the Yota brand, offers Yota Play, a video-on-demand (VOD) service. Yota Play offers approximately 2,000 movies from Walt Disney Company, Warner Bros., Sony Pictures, and NBC Universal, totaling some 10,000 hours of video content.
YouTube     YouTube allows billions of people to discover, watch and share originally-created videos. YouTube provides a forum for people to connect, inform, and inspire others across the globe and acts as a distribution platform for original content creators and advertisers large and small.

Industry Associations

Sigma Designs is an active member in many standards organizations and industry associations to enable our media player solutions to quickly support new features and standards.

3DatHome     The 3D@Home Consortium was formed in 2008 with the mission to speed the commercialization of 3D into homes worldwide and provide the best possible viewing experience by facilitating the development of standards, roadmaps, and education for the entire 3D industry - from content, hardware and software providers, to consumers.
ATSC     The Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) is an international, non-profit organization developing voluntary standards for digital television. The ATSC member organizations represent the broadcast, broadcast equipment, motion picture, consumer electronics, computer, cable, satellite, and semiconductor industries.
AVCHD     AVCHD (Advanced Video Codec High Definition) is a format for the recording and playback of high definition video, jointly developed by Sony and Panasonic. The format allows recording high definition video onto 8cm DVD discs, SD/SDHC memory cards, Memory Stick cards, and HDDs.
AVS     Audio and Video Coding Standard Workgroup of China. In order to meet the requirement of information industry and realize the union of the native enterprises and research institutions, the role of the group is to establish (or edit) such general technical standards as the compression, decoding, processing, and the representation of digital audio-video and meanwhile provide the digital audio-video equipments and systems with high-efficient and economic coding/decoding technologies.
CEA     The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) unites 2,000 companies within the consumer technology industry. Members tap into valuable and innovative members-only resources: unparalleled market research, networking opportunities with business advocates and leaders, up-to-date educational programs and technical training, exposure in extensive promotional programs, and representation from the voice of the industry, CEA, promoting and advancing member needs and interests.
DLNA     Members of Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) share a vision of an interoperable network of personal computers (PC), consumer electronics (CE), mobile devices, and service providers in and beyond the home, enabling a seamless environment for sharing and growing new digital media and content services.
DTG     The Digital TV Group (DTG) is the industry association for digital television in the UK. The Group publishes and maintains the technical specifications, including Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) and HbbTV-based 'Connected TV' hybrid products and services, and runs the digital television industry's test center. To ensure international harmonization of standards, the DTG is in liaison with HbbTV, ETSI, Open IPTV Forum (OIPF), and DECE (Ultraviolet).
DVB     The Digital Video Broadcasting Project (DVB) is an industry-led consortium of over 250 broadcasters, manufacturers, network operators, software developers, regulatory bodies, and others in over 35 countries committed to designing open technical standards for the global delivery of digital television and data services.
HbbTV     HbbTV (Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV) is a new industry standard providing an open and business neutral technology platform that seamlessly combines TV services delivered via broadcast with services delivered via broadband and also enables access to Internet only services for consumers using connected TVs and set-top boxes. The HbbTV specification is based on existing standards and web technologies including OIPF (Open IPTV Forum), CEA, DVB and W3C. The standard provides the features and functionality required to deliver feature rich broadcast and internet services.
HDMI Forum     The HDMI Forum was formed to foster broader industry participation in the development of the next generation of the HDMI specification and to support an ecosystem of interoperable HDMI-enabled products. The organization brings together the world’s leading manufacturers of consumer electronics, personal computers, mobile devices, cables and components.
INCITS     INCITS is the primary U.S. focus of standardization in the field of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT), encompassing storage, processing, transfer, display, management, organization, and retrieval of information. As such, INCITS also serves as ANSI's Technical Advisory Group for ISO/IEC Joint Technical Committee 1. JTC 1 is responsible for International standardization in the field of Information Technology.
ITU     The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has played a key role in building today's vast interconnected infocommunication networks spanning telephone, radio, television, satellite systems, mobile, and wireless communications and Internet technologies.
Khronos Group     The Khronos Group is an industry consortium creating open standards to enable the authoring and acceleration of parallel computing, graphics and dynamic media on a wide variety of platforms and devices. Khronos standards include OpenGL®, OpenGL® ES, WebGL™, EGL™, OpenCL™, OpenMAX™, OpenVG™, OpenSL ES™, OpenKODE™ and COLLADA™.
MIPI Alliance     The Mobile Industry Processor Interface (MIPI®) Alliance establishes standards for hardware and software interfaces typically found in mobile devices. By defining such standards and encouraging their adoption throughout the industry value chain, the MIPI Alliance intends to reduce fragmentation and improve interoperability among system components, benefiting the entire mobile industry.
OESF     The OESF (Open Embedded Software Foundation) is a non-profit organization for developing Android-based set-top boxes and CE products. OESF members are developing new driver software and libraries, as well as frameworks and applications for different business categories.
SD Card     The SD Association is a global ecosystem of more than 1,000 technology companies charged with setting interoperable SD standards. The association encourages the development of consumer electronic, wireless communication, digital imaging, and networking products that utilize market-leading SD technology.
SMPTE     As an internationally recognized and accredited standards-setting body, SMPTE develops standards, recommended practices, and guidelines, and spearheads educational activities to advance engineering and moving imagery. Since its founding in 1916, the Society has established close to 600 standards, including the Digital Cinema Standards, which paved the way for digital movie theaters.
UPnP Forum     The UPnP Forum is an industry initiative of more than 972 leading companies in computing, printing and networking; consumer electronics; home appliances, automation, control and security; and mobile products. The Forum's goals are to allow devices to connect seamlessly and to simplify network implementation in the home and corporate environments.
USB     The USB-IF was formed to provide a support organization and forum for the advancement and adoption of Universal Serial Bus technology. The Forum facilitates the development of high-quality compatible USB peripherals (devices), and promotes the benefits of USB and the quality of products that have passed compliance testing.
WiFi Alliance     The Wi-Fi Alliance is a global non-profit industry association of hundreds of leading companies devoted to seamless connectivity. With technology development, market building, and regulatory programs, the Wi-Fi Alliance has enabled widespread adoption of Wi-Fi worldwide.