CAMBRIDGE — ANT plc (LSE AIM: ANTP), the leading provider of software and services for the delivery of digital TV, today announced that leading device manufacturer, INTEK Digital, has licensed the ANT Galio Suite. The suite is an HbbTV (Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV) ready platform providing a complete go-to-market solution. INTEK Digital will showcase its first set-top boxes based on ANT’s software at the ANGA Cable Show which runs 4 – 6 May in Cologne, Germany. INTEK Digital will use the show to demonstrate the HbbTV functionality of this new set-top box.
The HbbTV initiative was launched in August 2009 to provide an open platform for hybrid services based on Web technologies. INTEK Digital will benefit from ANT’s strong experience of the initiative. As a founding member of the group, ANT has played an active role in taking the specification to market. The ANT Galio HbbTV Platform is the first solution to be commercially deployed, with a launch into the German retail market in 2009. With a reputation of developing and deploying high quality, innovative set-top boxes, INTEK Digital is well positioned to target the fast growing HbbTV market.
Simon Woodward, President and CEO of ANT, said: “Operators and broadcasters continue to add new HbbTV services, receiving an extremely positive consumer response since their launch in December 2009. We’ve worked closely with INTEK Digital to support them in the development of their HbbTV solution which we’re delighted to see showcased at the ANGA Cable Show in Cologne this week.”
Shine Kim, President and CEO, INTEK Digital Said: “We pride ourselves on delivering an exceptional consumer experience and we’re pleased to be working with ANT who has demonstrated the same motivation when developing new products. ANT’s unrivalled HbbTV experience has enabled us to quickly develop a very high quality solution for the HbbTV market.”