Zenterio strengthens its customer offering by supporting HbbTV in cooperation with ACCESS

Zenterio, which develops an independent software platform for interactive TV, announced today that its operating system Zenterio OS will be supporting HbbTV. HbbTV (Hybrid broadcast broadband TV) is an open platform for broadcasters to deliver on-demand services to the end-consumer, such as catch-up services, interactive advertising, video-on-demand and apps.

In cooperation with ACCESS, a global provider of advanced software technologies such as browsers, Zenterio will be able to offer a strengthened proposition for broadcasters and hybrid operators that want to launch interactive services based on standard technologies such as HbbTV.

“HbbTV is becoming the de-facto standard in many parts of the world, and in an increasing number of countries regulations mandate support for HbbTV. Zenterio already has vast experience in hybrid deployments and master technologies like DVB and OIPF and in cooperation with ACCESS, we can leverage our combined experience and create an even more attractive offering to operators in those countries,” said Marco Frattolin, VP Product Management, Zenterio.

“We are glad to announce this extended collaboration with Zenterio. The ACCESS NetFront Browser efficiently extends core HTML5 functionality with HbbTV and we are very excited that we now are able to offer this as an integrated part of Zenterio OS.”, said Dr. Neale Foster, COO and Global VP Sales TV, ACCESS Europe.

Find out more, contact:
Pelle Rosell, chief marketing officer, Zenterio

Phone: +46 70-926 2733

About Zenterio
Zenterio develops Zenterio OS, an independent software platform for interactive TV that is positioned to become a global standard. Zenterio's software can be used on any new and existing hardware. With Zenterio OS, operators can quickly and cost-effectively provide new interactive services and applications. Zenterio partners with global system integrators, set-top box suppliers, CA/DRM providers, and chipset manufacturers. Zenterio has more than 150 employees (24 nationalities). Its headquarters are in Stockholm and its R&D center is in Linköping, Sweden. The company has sales offices in Prague and Milan. Zenterio is mainly owned by private and institutional investors. The largest single shareholder is Scope, a Swedish private equity firm. Zenterio’s board chairman is Mr. Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo, former Nokia CEO. Visit www.zenterio.com

About Zenterio OS
Zenterio’s operating system works with most types of hardware available on the market. For TV operators,  Zenterio's software enables fast harmonization of operators’ fragmented software bases, and it can be used on new and already deployed hardware. With a harmonized solution, operators can quickly and cost-effectively deliver new interactive applications and services to end customers. Besides unrivalled hardware support, Zenterio's software offers market-leading performance and a flexible way to add new features. For system integrators, Zenterio's products facilitate uniform support for their new solutions that enable TV operators’ interactive services. For TV viewers, this means improved experiences, an increased range of services, and greater access to new applications.

About Access:
Since 1984, ACCESS CO., LTD. has provided advanced software solutions and services that enable operators, device manufacturers, content owners and consumers to make the most of today’s multi-screen, connected world. It provides software for mobiles, smartphones and tablets, connected TVs and set-top boxes in the connected home, automotive, digital publishing and networking markets. ACCESS solutions have shipped in over one billion devices around the world. Its product portfolio includes the NetFront™ software series and the ZebOS® network platform, providing customers faster time-to-market, flexibility and customizability; the PUBLUSTM for cloud-based, cross-platform digital publishing. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, the company is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (Mothers’ Index, 4813) and operates subsidiaries and affiliates in Asia, Europe and the United States. Learn more about ACCESS at www.access-company.com.