Magyar Telekom deploys Zenterio OS on two STBs

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014
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Magyar Telekom, a Deutsche Telekom Group Subsidiary, Deploys Zenterio Independent Operating System on Two New Set-Top Boxes

LONDON — Zenterio, provider of the independent operating system platform for interactive TV, announced today that Magyar Telekom, a Deutsche Telekom Group subsidiary in Hungary, has deployed Zenterio Operating System on two new set-top boxes (STBs) that will support both PVR and interactive, multi-room TV services.

This deployment allows Magyar Telekom to develop services for its TV subscribers in Hungary and harmonize its STB software client environment. The independent operating system provides the opportunity to extend deployment and standardize TV offerings across regions.

The Zenterio OS solution enables TV operators to design and deliver new and advanced interactive services including music, social activity and Internet TV across a variety of devices. Its flexible platform standardizes features and eliminates barriers from multiple operating systems and complicated infrastructure so that operators can independently choose hardware, middleware and back-end solutions.

In a recent global survey report amongst professionals in the TV delivery industry, Zenterio reported that 92% of survey participants see a need to upgrade their TV service by launching new interactive services, however, their existing legacy infrastructure stands in the way and 69% of respondents experience problems running multiple operating systems on STBs.

“Operators are looking to stay competitive by offering original and interactive services to their users, however the industry is facing a hardware fragmentation problem that prevents them from standardizing features, a crucial element to innovation and performance in this sector,” said Robin Rutili, CEO of Zenterio. “Zenterio is focused on providing efficient and cost-effective software so that operators can stay ahead of the curve and provide a competitive long-term service offering as future industry needs and technologies change. Being selected by Magyar Telekom, part of the Deutsche Telekom group, confirms the quality and ability of Zenterio as a solution vendor. ”

“We are glad we chose a renowned industry player for our TV solutions” confirmed Thomas Staneker, Head of Deutsche Telekom’s International TV Service Center in Budapest. “We are looking forward to successfully expand our relation to Zenterio on the basis of this great achievement in Hungary.”

Launched in February 2014, Zenterio’s STB platform at Magyar Telekom is available in both PVR and non-PVR versions, features DVB-S, IP, OTT and multi-room capabilities running in a Conax advanced security environment. The products share media between themselves and other DNLA-enabled devices. The advanced IPTV backend solution is delivered by a world leading supplier and is running on STB hardware by KAONMEDIA.