Deutsche Telekom is working with Zenterio, a Swedish TV technology and services provider, on a project to modernise the TV subscriber experience in Germany with one of the market’s largest deployments of IPTV set-top-boxes.
The telco group is transforming the customer experience with international rollouts currently ongoing in Greece, Romania and Croatia.
Powered by Zenterio’s operation system (OS), the commercial launch in Germany is part of a new Deutsche Telekom offer for an entry-level IPTV subscription package providing around 100 TV channels, including 22 in HD quality, from just €2 per month.
More launches are planned in the near future with substantial potential uptake such as Ultra HD and satellite, according to Zenterio.
“In today’s highly competitive market, the customer experience is all important. Viewing habits are changing incredibly quickly as more screens are added to the mix and on-demand services become increasingly intuitive,” Jörgen Nilsson, CEO of Zenterio, said in Stockholm. “We’re incredibly proud to be working with Deutsche Telekom to empower the TV operator to drive better TV experiences.”
Zenterio OS is a platform for set top boxes from entry-level to high-end, returning control to the operator with full software independence on client devices. The OS supports a feature set delivering advanced data collection and backend integration with any set-top-box model across different countries, vendors and ecosystems.
“This latest announcement marks the culmination of five years of collaboration with Deutsche Telekom and cements Zenterio’s position as a full-service provider of technology, value added services and consultancy for the TV industry,” Nilsson concluded.