Coship chooses ANT Galio Browser as platform partner for latest IPTV set-top boxes

Monday, June 16th, 2008 
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Leading STB manufacturer strengthens its product offering

ANT Software (AIM:ANTP), the provider of software and services for the delivery of digital TV, today announced that Coship, China’s largest set-top box manufacturer has licensed ANT Galio Browser for use in its next generation IPTV set-top boxes.

Sean Kim, VP & General Manager Asia & Russia Markets, ANT, said, “We’re delighted to be working closely with Coship on a wide range of projects. Its set-top boxes have an excellent reputation with a strong market presence worldwide. Sales of IPTV set-top boxes are growing rapidly and rose 86% worldwide in the first quarter of this year, according to a new report from Synergy Research Group. Deployments in China are advancing at an accelerated pace.”

Coship selected ANT Galio Browser because of its flexible user interface design as well as its advanced, dynamic software engine providing superior presentation and control for next-generation TV applications. The new set-top boxes based on ANT Galio Browser will enable operators, set-top box manufacturers and content developers to deliver compelling user experiences worldwide.

“We have been working successfully with ANT for many years deploying set-top boxes using ANT Fresco. Migrating to ANT Galio was a natural progression for Coship and enables us to offer our operator customers a browser experience that can be tailored to their individual requirements.” said Daniel Pan, Vice President, Coship. “ANT’s browser is based on open-standards and this is highly important to operators who want to develop TV applications quickly and cost-effectively. We believe that ANT offers one of the most competitive and innovative solutions on the market. Furthermore, ANT fully understands what is required from tomorrow’s set-top boxes, and its strong operator relationships are invaluable to us.”