Portugal's NOS partners with ARRIS for new 4K STB

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016
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NOS Partners with ARRIS for New 4K Services in Portugal

  • Strategic partnership features ARRIS ZD4500 HEVC set-top for Europe’s first RDK 4K launch

COLOGNE, Germany — NOS, Portugal’s broadband and TV service provider, has selected the ZD4500 set-top from ARRIS International, plc (NASDAQ: ARRS) for its new, immersive 4K service.

ARRIS ZD4500 4K set-top for NOS, Portugal

Launching today, the new 4K service from NOS will offer the highest-quality entertainment experience in the country, allowing consumers to take full advantage of the growing accessibility of 4K TVs as well as new 4K movies and sports broadcasts. This deployment is the latest in a series of strategic projects between NOS and ARRIS to deliver industry-leading broadband and TV services across Portugal, positioning NOS for success in a highly competitive market.

“ARRIS is our long-term, strategic partner for delivering new broadband and TV services in Portugal, and brings leadership in RDK, 4K and advanced DOCSIS solutions to our latest, transformative service. For the transition to 4K video, we selected ARRIS’s HEVC set-tops to unite our new application framework and user interface and bring our subscribers the future of TV,” said Pedro Bandeira, Development Director, NOS. “ARRIS has delivered an exceptional level of support to ensure the success of our 4K service launch.”

The ARRIS ZD4500 set-top integrates with a new RDK 2.1-based application framework from Espial and NOS’s new immersive user interface to offer an intuitive and exciting entertainment experience for NOS subscribers. The set-top features High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC)—next-generation compression technology that’s twice as efficient as current video delivery standards—to provide 4K content that offers a life-like viewing experience with four times the resolution of full HD and unprecedented frame rates and colour depth.

“Our close collaboration with NOS ensures a seamless integration of hardware, application framework, and UI as we usher in a new 4K era for Portugal,” said Steve McCaffery, Managing Director of International Sales and Business Operations for ARRIS’s International Business Operations Group. “Bringing our global RDK experience to Europe, combined with our expertise in HEVC ensures NOS can deliver the compelling experience that 4K promises.”

ARRIS is demonstrating the ZD4500 4K set-top with NOS’s new user interface this week at ANGA COM 2016 on its stand E21.