The challenges to bring video to Tizen & LG webOS


THEO’s CTO, Pieter-Jan Speelmans, discusses the challenges and lessons learned in providing reliable playback, content protection and advertisement support for Samsung Tizen and LG WebOS Smart TVs.

Speaker: Pieter-Jan Speelmans, Founder and CTO of THEO Technologies

Some of the things we will cover:

  • Why develop apps on Tizen & LG WebOS.
  • How to get media playback on Tizen & WebOS: A comparison between the native video player and a bring your own video player approach.
  • Impact of different Tizen and WebOS versions on capabilities and features.




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Pieter-Jan Speelmans

CTO, THEO Technologies


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As lean back viewing experience makes a comeback in the video services industry, video operators are now expected by viewers to provide support for Smart TV platforms. Holding more than half of the global Smart TV market share, Samsung Tizen and LG WebOS have proven themselves to be the two of the most popular Smart TV operating systems. However, with multiple OS, firmware, and build versions, how can one ensure a reliable and high quality video playback experience?

In this talk, Pieter-Jan Speelmans, a Founder and the CTO of THEO Technologies reviews the different challenges when it comes to providing smooth video experiences for Samsung Tizen and LG WebOS Smart TVs and will compare the different approaches which are available: leveraging the native video player or using a bring your own video player approach, bringing some insights in the impact of different OS versions on features and capabilities inside Tizen and WebOS apps.

THEO Digital Event

Join us during the week of the 12th - 16th of October 2020 for new webinars from industry experts. There will be sessions such as: reaching viewers on the most popular Smart TV operating systems, the convergence of OTT and broadcast television, as well as the High Efficiency Streaming Protocol (HESP) and real-life use cases. 

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THEO Technologies

Founded in 2012, THEO is the go-to technology partner for media companies around the world. We aim to make streaming video better than broadcast by providing a portfolio of solutions, enabling for easy delivery of exceptional video experiences across any device or platform. Our multi-award winning THEO Universal Video Player Solution, has been trusted by hundreds of leading payTV and OTT service providers, broadcasters, and publishers worldwide. As the leader of Low Latency video delivery, THEO supports LL-HLS, LL-DASH and has invented High Efficiency Streaming Protocol (HESP) - allowing for sub-second latency streaming using low bandwidth with fast-zapping. Going the extra mile, we also work to standardise metadata delivery through the invention of Enriched Media Streaming Solution (EMSS).

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