Zenterio, a TV and multiscreen solutions provider, has announced that Hrvatski Telekom (HT), a Deutsche Telekom (DT) majority-owned operator based in Croatia, has launched Zenterio OS software on subscribers’ STBs to power its new entry-level IPTV offering MAXtv. The deployment is part of a comprehensive project by DT to harmonise the software programs powering the user experience for subscribers in Slovakia, Germany, Hungary, Greece, Romania, and Croatia. Zenterio OS provides HT with an independent software stack for STBs that enables a faster time-to-market for new services, with support for a DT-branded modern user experience and advanced features like live TV with fast channel change, start-over TV, catch-up TV, VoD, network PVR, and cloud-based air shifting to mobile devices.
“Over the last several years, the television experience has become much more personalized and intuitive, making it an absolute requirement to provide on-demand content on every screen. To meet the complex market demands, we are focused on client software independence and harmonisation,” said Goran Car, director of core network & service application platforms sector at Hrvatski Telekom. “Zenterio OS is central to our strategy, providing us with a rock-solid solution that offers more control over client devices, in addition to optimising hardware sourcing; reducing backend integration time; and increasing our flexibility and reusability of hardware, software features, and software. This launch is a major milestone for Zenterio, HT, and the DT Group.”