German telco Deutsche Telekom has chosen the operating system from Swedish TV solutions provider Zenterio for the hybrid set-top-box used for the new satellite version of its IPTV platform Entertain TV.
The high-end 4K receiver combines DTH satellite with IPTV and OTT and includes new client- and cloud-based features such as OTT video-on-demand (YouTube, Netflix, and more), hybrid local/network PVR, HTML5 apps and other broadcast and streaming services.
The new Entertain TV Sat comprises more than 300 channels, interactive functions like time-shift, restart, and 7-day replay, on-demand offers, sports content, streaming services and broadcasters’ catch-up services. With the set-top-box, TV channels are broadcast via satellite and are also available over the IPTV network. The box decides which reception method is best for the desired channel based on reception conditions and customer preference.
Keeping with Deutsche Telekom’s strategy to embrace client software harmonisation in Germany and across its European TV footprint, the Zenterio operating system provides the telco with a platform for future enhancements and full control of its managed client devices.
“Innovation is ongoing at Deutsche Telekom, and we are proud to be a part of this ambitious project to harmonise client software across all countries where DT has television services,” said Jörgen Nilsson, CEO of Zenterio. “4K service launches are just starting to penetrate the German market, and with the introduction of this new 4K hybrid IP-satellite STB powered by Zenterio OS, DT can meet the growing consumer demand for higher quality, richer featured television services, and drive new revenue streams.”