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9 February, 2011 - 10:43 By Staff Reporter

ANT success in new TV portal

ANT CEO, Simon Woodward

Humax, one of the world’s largest set-top box manufacturers, has launched its new TV portal using the ANT Galio platform from Cambridge.

AIM-quoted ANT, a leading provider of software and services for the delivery of digital TV, said that an automatic over-the-air update ran over three days to all Humax HDR-FOX T2 Freeview+ HD set-top boxes in the UK. This update included the addition of the ANT Galio platform to facilitate the new portal, which enables viewers to enjoy a wealth of new digital content at the touch of button. The Humax portal launched with a range of on-demand and internet services including Flickr, BBC iPlayer, Wiki@TV and internet radio. It will continue to grow with the addition of Sky Player in a matter of weeks, also provided by ANT and built using the ANT Galio Platform. Once the Humax box is connected to a broadband connection, consumers will be able to access on-demand content, seamlessly integrated with traditional broadcast content, through the easy to use interface. The TV Portal will also be made available on Humax HD-FOX T2 set-top boxes. Simon Woodward, ANT’s CEO said: “The flexibility of the ANT Galio Platform means Humax can continue to add to the selection of services available. This is an excellent example of the integral nature of our software in the delivery of the next generation of TV viewing.”• PHOTOGRAPH SHOWS: ANT CEO, Simon Woodward

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