GlobalSat, a leading Chinese manufacturer of satellite and terrestrial products, has licensed Cambridge technology for a key deployment.
It has taken ANT plc’s Galio HbbTV (Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV) platform.
The company has identified the fast growing HbbTV market as a target for its next generation of connected Set-Top Boxes.
GlobalSat deploys a wide range of digital STBs to satellite, terrestrial, cable and IPTV markets. Its devices are deployed across Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, North Africa and Australia.
HbbTV is fast becoming the dominant standard for hybrid TV content in Europe. By 2014 it is estimated there will be 60 million HbbTV compliant TV sets in Western Europe alone.
ANT is a founder and steering group member of the HbbTV Consortium, and this experience combined with its proven product deployment history has given ANT invaluable knowledge of the market.
The ANT Galio HbbTV Platform has been selected and deployed by many of the industry’s leading device manufacturers and SoC (system-on-a-chip) vendors.
Mike Miao, CEO, GlobalSat said: “After evaluating the HbbTV market it became clear that the ANT team has unrivalled market experience which has led to the development of the leading HbbTV software solution.”
ANT chief executive Simon Woodward added: “The ANT Galio HbbTV Platform continues to be selected based on its assured compliance with the HbbTV standard, which is fast becoming the dominant standard for hybrid TV in Europe. We are pleased to be working with GlobalSat which has a proven deployment track record across many regions and is well placed to move into the HbbTV market.”
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