Zenterio and MStar show set-top box software integration at Convergence India

Monday, February 6th, 2017 
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NEW DELHI, India — Convergence India 2017 — Zenterio, a leading televisiontechnology and services provider, today announced that it has integrated its Zenterio OS middleware for connected pay TV with set-top box (STB) chipsets from MStar Semiconductor, Inc., the leading global semiconductor company for display and digital home solutions.

The combined software will be shown at Convergence India 2017, to be held in New Delhi from February 8 through to February 10, 2017. Both MStar (BoothE61) and Zenterio (Booth E16) are exhibiting at the show in Hall 12A, where the integrated solution can be seen.

Zenterio OS is a leading, hardware independent set-top box software platform for the seamless management of DVB, IP and OTT channels alongside services such as PVR, catch-up, VoD, and apps, all wrapped in an advanced, content driven user interface.

Adopting the MStar chipset allows Zenterio to offer a highly competitive but very powerful, complete connected client solution for a range of set-top boxes targeting the Indian pay TV market. Zenterio OS is particularly adapted to upgrading existing legacy STBs, adding new features and extending the product life cycle. The MStar chipset family enables the same Zenterio solution to be offered from the most cost sensitive application right up to market leading 4K and HDR solutions. Hybrid solutions can be deployed step-by-step, starting with core services like apps, catch-up TV and VOD implemented mainly on the STB side, and gradually moving to a more IP-centric approach where the conditions allow.

Running on the Zenterio OS middleware will be Zenterio’s JetUI HTML5 user interface framework. As well as on the STB, JetUI runs on smartphones, tablets, PCs and Smart TVs, allowing operators to easily create new multiscreen OTT services whilst retaining the branding and familiarity of their broadcast offering.

“Operators in India are looking for solutions that combine traditional pay TV with services delivered over the internet,” said Ashley Reid VP Sales. “Zenterio OS along with our JetUI multiscreen software client enables a consistent solution for TV delivery anywhere and on any device.”

“We are pleased to be working with Zenterio to bring the full feature set of Zenterio OS to MStar’s customer base” said Trevor Neal at MStar Semiconductor, Inc. “The combination of Zenterio OS on MStar chipsets enables pay TV operators to significantly reduce their STB, operations, maintenance and administration costs.”

For more information about Zenterio pay TV solutions, please visit the Skandha Media Services booth (E16) in Hall 12A of the Pragati Maidan, February 8-10, 2017 in New Delhi, India.

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