Magyar Telekom deploys Zenterio OS
March 19, 2014
Colin Mann @ TV Connect
Zenterio, provider of the independent operating system platform for interactive TV, has announced that Magyar Telekom, a Deutsche Telekom Group subsidiary in Hungary, has deployed Zenterio Operating System on two new set-top boxes that will support both PVR and interactive, multi-room TV services.
This deployment allows Magyar Telekom to develop its services for its TV subscribers in Hungary and harmonise its STB software client environment. The independent operating system provides the opportunity to extend deployment and standardise TV offerings across regions.
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.
“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 Samuel Lindstedt, CEO of Zenterio. “Zenterio is focused on providing efficient and cost-effective software so that operators can stay ahead of the curve and embrace a long-term services solution as future industry needs and technologies fluctuate. This deployment by Magyar Telekom demonstrates how our focus has fueled adoption of Zenterio OS as the core of millions of STBs in the global market.”