With Lightning you can offer a more responsive and engaging TV experience than ever before.
The power of Lightning
LightningTM is a lightweight, open-source framework and Software Development Kit (SDK) for developing high performant UX and TV apps. It allows you to develop and maintain only one app, and deploy it across TV operators and devices.
Optimized for the big screen, Lightning facilitates incredible performance, even on low-end set-top boxes with memory constraints. The Lightning SDK is available to anyone who wants to develop apps.Start building your app today
Work with our trusted Lightning Partners
We have recognized select app development agencies as our Lightning Community Partners.
They have the expertise and experience to build high quality Lightning apps and must meet our quality standards.
Working with one of our partners for the development of your Lightning-based app speeds up the process, and reduces development and maintenance costs.Meet our Lightning Partners
The benefits of Lightning
Compared to other development frameworks, Lightning is built with a focus on TV and is optimized for embedded devices, like a set-top box. Everyone benefits from Lightning: the TV operator, content provider, developer, and the TV viewer.
Lightning uses WebGL for rendering and is full of smart optimizations to get the most out of your devices' GPU and CPU. You can create a UX and TV apps full of rich and performant animations, not effecting the performance and memory of the device.
Web development significantly speeds the time-to-market. And as one app fits all, you only have to develop one app, which you can run across TV operators, OTT platforms and devices.
Efficient memory usage enables longer life for older devices, plus it opens-up device availability. And as one app runs across operators, platforms and devices, you will save money developing and maintaining only one app.
Increase your reach
Launching your app is easy and opens up a distribution network of millions of TV viewers worldwide. TV apps built in Lightning can run on any browser-based device with WebGL supported, across operator networks globally.
Improved User Experience
Lightning is built with a focus on TV, enabling you to offer more attractive, responsive, and engaging TV apps and UX than ever before.