Zenterio announced today 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 harmonize its STB software client environment. The independent operating system provides the opportunity to extend deployment and standardize TV offerings across regions.
The single OS solution standardizes features and eliminates barriers from multiple operating systems so that operators can independently choose hardware, middleware and back-end solutions.
In a recent global survey report amongst professionals in the TV delivery industry, Zenterio reported that 92% of survey participants see a need to upgrade their TV service by launching new interactive services, however, their existing legacy infrastructure stands in the way and 69% of respondents experience problems running multiple operating systems on STBs.
â€œWe are glad we chose a renowned industry player for our TV solutionsâ€ confirmed Thomas Staneker, Head of Deutsche Telekomâ€™s International TV Service Center in Budapest. â€œWe are looking forward to successfully expand our relation to Zenterio on the basis of this great achievement in Hungary.â€
â€œOperators 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,â€ said Samuel Lindstedt, CEO of Zenterio. â€œZenterio 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.â€