Zenterio and RiksTV launch support for companion devices in Norway

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015
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Zenterio, which provides an independent software platform for interactive TV, continues to collaborate with Norway’s second largest pay TV distributor RiksTV by further strengthening its offering. The latest launch includes support for companion devices as well as an improved user interface for a seamless experience of RiksTV’s digital and OTT services.

Zenterio and RiksTV continue their successful partnership by adding new functions and services to RiksTV’s offering. The recent launch includes support for companion devices, which enable viewer interaction via for example iPad, while watching TV. The launch also includes an improved and very fast browser based user interface for functionality such as channel list, TV guide and video personal recorder.

“We are continuously and in a very fast pace adding more and new functions based on the Zenterio OS which strengthens our offering as well as our position on the Norwegian market. By launching support for second screen we can now offer our customers a more engaging and truly interactive viewing experience,” says Christopher Knudsen, CTO of RiksTV.

Around 150 000 of RiksTV’s customers have a set-top-box with Zenterio OS installed and the new software that Zenterio delivers within the agreement will be installed on all these STBs. Zenterio has done all the implementation work in-house, and the web browser is licensed from Ekioh.

“We are very pleased to continue our close collaboration with RiksTV and to announce the next phase in the roll out of their digital TV solution, an offering that will now include support for secondary devices as well as an improved browser based user interface. With this product RiksTV is at the absolute forefront of interactive TV services, offering their customers a better, more intuitive, viewing experience” says Robin Rutili, CEO of Zenterio.