Zenterio, a TV and multiscreen software client solutions provider, has announced that OTE Group, the largest telecommunications provider in the Greek market, deployed in COSMOTE TV, its pay-TV services, an advanced STB called EUROBOX (KAON NS2000), using Zenterio OS. Featuring a highly flexible and scalable independent operating system architecture, Zenterio OS allows COSMOTE TV to support internet-delivered, on-demand content in addition to live content. With the EUROBOX powered by Zenterio OS, COSMOTE TV subscribers have more choices on how to control the TV experience through a new COSMOTE TV Smart Remote application alongside accessing additional content sources, which enhances the viewing experience.
Using Zenterio OS on its new EUROBOX STBs, COSMOTE TV can boost subscriber satisfaction and drive new revenue. By separating software from hardware, Zenterio OS reduces integration time and enables compatibility with connected devices. It also eliminates the use of external hardware modules, enabling COSMOTE TV to quickly introduce the advanced services to its customers.
A new feature that COSMOTE TV is offering with its EUROBOX is the ability to use a Smart Remote application. This enables users to control the COSMOTE TV STBs from iOS and Android devices via a modern, customized user interface. The application was created by a local partner in Greece and interfaces to STB APIs developed by Zenterio to enable remote functionality. With the application, viewers can navigate through the program guide and the TV menus without having to stop watching the program on their TV screen. In addition, viewers can change the channel, launch replay TV events, and rent VOD content to play directly on their TV.
As part of the upgrade with Zenterio OS, COSMOTE TV has also enhanced its VOD store available to subscribers. In addition, the STB is integrated with an external USB Wi-Fi adapter to enable connectivity to VOD and catch-up TV services without the need for an Ethernet cable. Furthermore, it is equipped with a built-in DVB-T2 tuner that allows viewers to add digital terrestrial TV programs to the list of channels without the need for an external adapter.
“We know that today’s television viewers are looking for on-demand content, delivered over the internet, along with linear TV,” said Jörgen Nilsson, CEO of Zenterio. “COSMOTE TV is staying ahead of this trend with the deployment of its new EUROBOX powered by Zenterio OS. This project is a great demonstration of our ability to support complex STB deployments, offering COSMOTE TV viewers advanced features like search and playback of on-demand and live content using smart remote control functionalities over iOS and Android devices.”