GlobalSat Selects ANT Galio Platform for HbbTV

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

ANT plc (AIM: ANTP), an established provider of software and services for the delivery of digital TV, today announced that GlobalSat, a leading Chinese manufacturer of satellite and terrestrial products has licensed its ANT Galio HbbTV Platform. GlobalSat has identified the fast growing HbbTV (Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV) market as a target for its next generation of connected STBs (Set-Top Boxes).

GlobalSat currently deploys a wide range of digital STB’s to satellite, terrestrial, cable and IPTV markets. Its devices are deployed across Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, North Africa and Australia.

HbbTV is fast becoming the dominant standard for hybrid TV content in Europe. By 2014 it’s estimated there will be 60 million HbbTV compliant TV sets in Western Europe alone. As a Founder and Steering Group Member of the HbbTV Consortium ANT has a wealth of market experience. The ANT Galio HbbTV Platform has been selected and deployed by many of the industry’s leading device manufacturers and SoC (system-on-a-chip) vendors. ANT’s HbbTV Consortium experience, combined with its proven product deployment history has given ANT invaluable knowledge of the HbbTV market.

Sean Kim, VP & General Manager for Asia & Russian Markets at ANT commented: “The ANT Galio HbbTV Platform continues to be selected based on its assured compliance with the HbbTV standard. We’re pleased to be working with GlobalSat which has a proven deployment track record across many regions and is well placed to move into the HbbTV market.”

Mike Miao, CEO, GlobalSat added: “After evaluating the HbbTV market it became clear that the ANT team has unrivalled market experience which has led to the development of the leading HbbTV software solution.”