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NetRange, IK World STB partnership

February 2, 2022

NetRange, a global provider of white-labelled, turnkey Smart TV and OTT ecosystems, has announced its partnership with IK World, the OTT STB ODM in China. This collaboration provides IK World with a combination of ACCESS’s NetFront Browser BE and NetRange’s NetRange Smart STB App Store on AOSP.

“Our number one priority is to ensure that the content we provide to STB manufactures is of the highest quality and without copyright infringement,” said Yi Hua Sheng, Product Director, IK World. “NetRange’s experience and strong relationships with global content providers make it the perfect partner to help us support our customers and ensure that all their app content is legal. NetRange, backed by publicly listed parent company ACCESS., LTD, also provides our company with a flexible business model that was vital in helping IK World to negotiate the challenging Covid-19 situation.”

“We’re extremely proud of our new cooperation with IK World and delivering the first hybrid Android AOSP App Store with the ACCESS NetFront Browser BE for STBs,” added Shinji Hoshino, VP of Web Platform Business Unit, ACCESS. “This partnership is a significant milestone for NetRange as it directly supports our strategy to expand further into the global STB market. We look forward to helping more STB ODMs to thrive through our strong portfolio of rich and legally-sourced content.”

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