SAN DIEGO and FURTWANGEN, Germany, Aug. 26, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- EKT (Eagle Kingdom Technologies), a leading supplier of advanced STB solutions, was selected by Telefonica Czech Republic to supply their new interactive STB solution. Based on an Entropic ARM ® Cortex™ A-9 secure integrated circuit (IC) solution, Telefonica's customers can now experience true HD graphical user interface capabilities together with the latest features in IPTV interactivity.
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"EKT has always been about delivering innovative STB solutions. The Telefonica project really brings together the power of our Entropic-based hardware with the robustness and flexibility of our solidTV™ middleware," said Christof Winker, general manager of the EKT solidTV TM group. "We really look forward to bringing a fully managed box with the latest in HTML5-compliant browser capabilities, Smooth Streaming and PlayReady to Telefonica. Combining some of our unique features such as solidUpdater TM, solidPlayer TM and solidBrowser TM, Telefonica users can enjoy a truly future-ready product."Tomas Dratva, manager video services, Telefonica Czech Republic, a.s said, "We have been very diligent in selecting a partner for our IPTV (O2TV) next generation upgrade in the Czech region. The key selection criteria were quality of the product accompanied with professional level of the middleware support service, which together will provide best grade of Telefonica's user experience whilst keeping cost under control. The combination of EKT with the nangu.TV IPTV platform has fulfilled our expectation and we are keen to start the new era of our O2TV in the Czech market."