ANT moves to accelerate UK catch-up TV services

Friday, September 10th, 2010
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CAMBRIDGE — ANT plc (LSE AIM: ANTP), the leading provider of software and services for the delivery of digital TV, today announced that its ANT Galio Platform now supports BBC iPlayer. Its availability on a device agnostic TV software platform is an important milestone for set-top box (STB) and connected TV manufacturers, as the TV industry strives to deliver more PC style catch-up video services.

By supporting web based video services on any traditional mainstream TV device, the ANT Galio Platform delivers a seamless user experience which enables consumers to access on-demand content as an integral part of their main TV experience without the need to move to a PC. The ANT Galio Platform provides device manufacturers targeting the large mainstream UK TV market with a platform that they can trust to deliver an exceptional consumer experience.

ANT Galio Platform has been widely deployed and continues to be selected by the TV industry’s leading device manufacturers for use in all mainstream TV markets; its flexibility enables the rapid development and deployment of a wide range of new web-based services. By adding such new functionality ANT continues to strengthen its market leading position as a rapid time to market solution provider.

Simon Woodward, CEO, ANT said “In addition to the excellent TV and radio programs available on the BBC iPlayer, one of the key drivers for the success on the PC is its simple design, layout and navigation make it incredibly easy to use; we’ve worked to ensure that this is maintained through ANT Galio Platform’s support for BBC iPlayer on TV. ANT is committed to giving consumers greater choice and improving the TV experience.”