HYUNDAI Digital Technology Select ANT Galio Client for Next Generation STBs

Thursday, March 6th, 2008 

ANT (Reuters: ANTP.L, Bloomberg: ANTP.LN), the supplier of software solutions and services to the digital TV industry, today announced that HYUNDAI Digital Technology (HDT) (KOSDAQ: 035480) is the latest Set-Top Box manufacturer to license ANT Galio client for its Next Generation STB to be targeted at operators worldwide. HDT is one of the leading STB manufacturers in Korea and an established player in the digital appliance market with strong experience in large scale deployments.

ANT Galio Client provides operators with a software platform that combines total flexibility with performance and robust control. It supports multiple TV applications running concurrently and allows the introduction of new features and applications without disrupting the current service putting the control firmly in operator’s hands.

“Integrating ANT Galio Client into our new range of IP Set-Top Boxes is an important step for HDT, our new products will allow operators to quickly create and roll-out innovative applications and services” said Kyoo-Chul CHUNG, President & CEO HYUNDAI Digital Technology. “This agreement is also of strategic importance as it gives us an immediate advantage with operators who are increasingly mandating the use of ANT Galio Client. We have a ready made solution that meets their requirements”

Richard Baker, Executive VP Sales and Marketing, said, “We’re pleased to be providing the platform for HDT’s next generation set-top boxes. Like ANT, HDT have extensive experience in the digital TV industry. Both companies understand the importance of a standards based solution that enables an operator to not only brand their service but also to have the flexibility to continually improve it by adding new services thus keeping one step ahead of their competition.