bobbles launches Humax B1 sat STB & H3 OTT player for expat viewers across Europe


MUMBAI: bubbles media GmbH announced the availability of two new Humax receivers for bobbles.tv subscribers - the Humax B1 HEVC compliant digital set-top box for satellite reception and Humax H3 OTT media player for OTT online viewing.

The Humax B1 HEVC compliant digital set-top box will deliver bobbles world-class programming from Asia to European subscribers via SES’ 19.2 degrees East ASTRA satellite position. Thanks to High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC), also known as H.265, bobbles’ new satellite STB supports significantly enhanced video bandwidth efficiency for broadcast channels. This improves resource economy in terms of satellite capacity and helps streamline bobbles’ service operation. Meanwhile, the Humax B1 STB will deliver superior SD picture and sound quality for bobbles’ satellite viewers.

The Android-based Humax H3 media player for OTT viewing delivers wireless, multi-room TV enabling bobbles online subscribers to watch their favourite content anywhere in the home or office. bobbles’ OTT service benefits from the 3READY front-end whose UX enables viewers to easily discover and select content.

bobbles.tv is the pioneering multicultural satellite and OTT entertainment service for international expat communities living in Europe. Launched in August 2016, bobbles.tv delivers popular programming to Chinese and Korean communities across Europe, while the most recently launched bobbles package delivers India’s most popular TV channels to viewers in mainland Europe.

Thanks to bobbles’ innovative distribution paradigm which combines pan-European satellite broadcasting with over-the-top viewing via online distribution, bobbles aims to deliver culture-specific entertainment packages to the estimated 15 million people originating from Asia-Pacific, Africa and Latin American regions who have relocated to Europe.

Humax VP sales Graham North said: “We congratulate bobbles for its commercial and technical innovation in delivering engaging, easy-to-access top-quality entertainment to Europe’s international communities. “Humax is proud to play a role in helping to bring these communities together via a great TV viewing experience whether it’s via satellite or online,” he added.

“Fundamental to our values is the need for maximum user choice and flexibility at a subscriber-friendly price,” said bubbles media CEO Arnold C. Kulbatzki. “We believe these new Humax devices help us further deliver on these goals, enabling more people to enjoy bobbles programming, and feel closer to home.”

bobbles.tv breaks new ground in viewer choice and service usability. With no need for a contract, depending on the chosen package, bobbles.tv monthly prices start from just €6.95 online and €14.95 on satellite.

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