Elgato (http://www.elgato.com),which specializes in digital entertainment products for Apple devices, and Siano, a supplier of mobile broadcast DTV solutions, have signed a collaboration agreement whereby both companies will jointly deliver solutions for viewing digital TV on Apple devices, including the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
This collaborative venture is based on Siano’s global family of receiver chips for mobile DTV and digital TV middleware for iOS, and on Elgato’s EyeTV suite of software applications for TV over Apple devices. Some products from this partnership are already available in the market today, while others are still in the development stage.
For example, EyeTV Mobile is a TV tuner that connects directly to the iPad 2. It’s powered by Siano’s SMS1140 chipset and manufactured by Taiwan-based Dexatek. Similar products for ISDB-T (Latin America, Japan), ATSC-MH (USA), and CMMB (China) markets are close to launch. Siano and Elgato will showcase their digital TV products at CES 2012, Jan. 10-13, 2012, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.