Sunplus selects ANT Galio Platform for system-on-a-chip solution

Monday, February 28th, 2011
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CAMBRIDGE — ANT plc (LSE AIM: ANTP), an established provider of software and services for the delivery of digital TV, today announced that leading provider of multimedia system-on-a-chip (SoC) for home entertainment applications, Sunplus Technology (Taipei: 2401), has licensed the ANT Galio Platform and core TV applications. The ANT Galio Platform will be integrated with Sunplus SoC solutions for a range of Connected TV, set-top box (STB) and DVD SoC solutions, to support the delivery of Over-The-Top (OTT) services including HbbTV (Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV) to the European market.

The ANT Galio Platform is the result of years of experience in high volume TV platform deployment. It pre-integrates a powerful Web 2.0 CEHTML browser engine into a standards-compliant and feature rich TV middleware solution, optimised to deliver comprehensive TV functionality and a compelling user experiences. The ANT Galio Platform is increasingly regarded as the industry de facto standard solution and has been widely adopted by TV device vendors’ to support the delivery of new OTT services.

Sunplus will integrate the ANT Galio Platform and TV applications with its new range of SoC solutions to provide its customers with the opportunity to differentiate their products with a de-risked, turnkey solution. Connected TV, STB and DVD manufacturers will be able to deliver additional hybrid TV services such as HbbTV while benefiting from a significantly reduced time to market.

Chou-Chye Huang, CEO, Sunplus Technology commented: “By working with ANT we can enhance the functionality of our IC solutions without compromising on performance. By adding an established HbbTV solution, we can enable a wide range of home entertainment manufacturers to quickly target the HbbTV market, capitalising on ANT’s vast experience of the delivery of OTT services both in Europe and worldwide.”

Simon Woodward, CEO, ANT added: “ANT has always been committed to delivering the best possible consumer TV experiences based on industry standards. We now recognise that HbbTV is attracting a broad range of Connected TV, STB, Blu-ray and DVD vendors to the market. To support this trend we are delighted to be working with Sunplus who deliver turnkey solutions into all of these vendors.”