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Zenterio strengthens its offering by joining the RDK community

Zenterio, which develops an independent software platform for interactive TV, today announces that it is strengthening its offering by joining the Reference Design Kit (RDK) community. RDK is a software bundle developed by Comcast.

”We believe RDK is an interesting initiative that strengthens Zenterio’s offering and enable operators to get the best of both worlds. With Zenterio OS and RDK, operators can leverage the strengths of Zenterio’s product roadmap with full support for various chipsets, STBs, interactive services and security solutions and at the same time pick the components they require from RDK.” says Marco Frattolin, VP Product Management at Zenterio.

Steve Heeb, President and General Manager of RDK Management at Comcast recently stated “RDK is a standardized set of software rather than a software standard that provides a baseline for SoC vendors to work to. The framework is also designed to be flexible in the sense that operators can take components that are relevant for them”.

With Zenterio OS and RDK, an operator can leverage Zenterio’s existing mature and proven software and at the same time use required components or interfaces based on RDK.

For more information please contact:
Pelle Rosell, CMO of Zenterio
Phone: +46 70-926 2733
E-mail: pelle.rosell@zenterio.com

Zenterio integrates the latest release of Microsoft’s PlayReady, the leading solution for secure video distribution

The license agreement with Microsoft – regarding the new version of its content protection technology PlayReady – covers expanded compatibility with PlayReady, which is the market-leading solution for secure distribution of video-on-demand and other OTT services.

Zenterio, which develops an independent software platform for interactive TV, today announced that its software platform Zenterio OS will support the latest release of Microsoft PlayReady. Zenterio is an independent software supplier within the interactive TV services sector.

PlayReady is a leading industry standard for protecting streaming of subscription-based content that’s used by leading IPTV providers such as Netflix, Viaplay, C More, and HBO.

“Integrating the latest PlayReady version is an example of how we continue to strengthen our offering to TV operators by increasing compatibility with leading technology standards,” says Marco Frattolin, VP Product Management at Zenterio. “The PlayReady distribution solution is a de facto industry standard. And we continue to ensure that Zenterio OS is a flexible, scalable, and future-proof software solution that operators need for quickly offering new interactive TV services to their customers.”

“We are excited that Zenterio has chosen to incorporate the latest release of PlayReady into their software platform Zenterio OS for secure distribution of video-on-demand and other OTT services,” says George Ayad, Director of Partnerships for Microsoft PlayReady.

The new agreement with Microsoft means that Zenterio’s customers, such as operators, can launch TV services, proprietary and third-party, that are compatible with the latest release of PlayReady and that are accessible from a variety of devices.

Find out more, contact:
Pelle Rosell, chief marketing officer, Zenterio
pelle.rosell@zenterio.com
Phone: +46 70-926 2733

Zenterio initiates capital raising process

As highlighted in the Q3 2014 report released on November 24th 2014, Zenterio has initiated a capital raising process to support our accelerated growth track and continued expansion. Zenterio is targeting a limited number of institutional investors with the aim to raise approximately SEK 70 million by issuing new ordinary shares. Zenterio’s largest shareholder, Scope, has committed to invest approximately SEK 20 million.

The proceeds will partly be used to fund two strategic acquisitions which will increase Zenterio’s delivery capacity and expand our service offering. The remaining proceeds will be used for working capital purposes and as a liquidity buffer. The pricing of the transaction will be determined by a book building process expected to close in December 2014.

For further information contact:
Robin Rutili, CEO + 46 (0) 70 918 17 02
Mattias Arnelund, CFO + 46 (0) 70 789 58 12
Pelle Rosell, CMO + 46 (0) 70 926 27 33

Computer Sweden: Zenterio is the second hottest IT company in Sweden right now

At an event at Karlbergsvägen 77 yesterday in Stockholm, Computer Sweden announced Zenterio as the second hottest IT company in Sweden right now. The HIT list is a first annual listing of the most promising companies that combine innovation with growth and thus develop many of the technologies and business opportunities that are important for Sweden. The HIT list contains a total of 50 companies that have been carefully selected from among thousands of companies in Sweden. Zenterio develops an independent operating system for interactive TV. Zenterio OS enables TV operators, global system integrators, and TV and set-top box manufacturers to quickly and cost-effectively introduce new interactive services and applications to customers.

See the full HIT list here: http://computersweden.idg.se/2.2683/1.595917

See article about the event here: http://computersweden.idg.se/2.2683/1.597883/darfor-ar-mag-arets-hetaste-it-foretag

Computer Sweden: Zenterio among Sweden’s hottest IT companies

Computer Sweden: For the second consequtive year — Zenterio among Sweden’s hottest IT companies

For the second consecutive year, Zenterio was nominated as one of the hottest Swedish companies within IT and telecom, according to the newspaper Computer Sweden. The HIT list is a first annual listing of the most promising companies that combine innovation with growth and thus develop many of the technologies and business opportunities that are important for Sweden. The HIT list contains a total of 50 companies that have been carefully selected from among thousands of companies in Sweden. Zenterio, which was featured in Computer Sweden in October as one of Sweden’s most promising tech companies, develops an independent operating system for interactive TV. Zenterio OS enables TV operators, global system integrators, and TV and set-top box manufacturers to quickly and cost-effectively introduce new interactive services and applications to customers.

The HIT list will be announced on 18 November at an event at Karlbergsvägen 77 in Stockholm.

During October and November, Computer Sweden has published a series of articles highlighting some of the listed companies, including Zenterio.

Zenterio implements Broadpeak Technologies for Improved QoS and reduced Channel Switching Time

Collaboration brings together Zenterio OS with Broadpeak QoE technologies for interactive TV

Zenterio and Broadpeak, a leading provider of content delivery network (CDN) technologies and live and video-on-demand (VOD) servers for cable, IPTV, OTT, and hybrid TV operators worldwide, today announced that Broadpeak’s QoE agent has been integrated with Zenterio OS for interactive TV. The two companies have worked together to bring to market new solutions to meet IPTV operator’s expectations: fast channel-change time, high video quality, and detailed analytics. Leveraging Zenterio OS and Broadpeak’s fast channel change, live packet loss recovery, and detailed audience measurement technologies, IPTV operators can improve quality of service (QoS) and quality of experience (QoE). Broadpeak will demonstrate the joint collaboration at Broadband World Forum 2014, Oct. 21-23 in Amsterdam, at stand G54.

“Thanks to Zenterio’s swift integration of our QoE agent we were able to quickly bring a solution to the market for improving the quality of experience of IPTV services, allowing operators to meet their viewers’ expectations,” said Jacques Le Mancq, CEO, Broadpeak.

Zenterio OS enables TV operators to design and deliver new and advanced interactive services such as Internet TV, interactive advertising, multiscreen and applications across a variety of devices. Its flexible platform standardizes features and eliminates barriers from multiple operating systems and complicated infrastructure so that operators can independently choose services, hardware, middleware and back-end solutions.

Broadpeak dramatically improves channel change times for IPTV services, whether the stream is being sent via RTP or UDP. Broadpeak technology also eliminates visual problems such as macro-blocks, frozen, or black frames via a highly efficient packet loss recovery mechanism. Together, these network optimization technologies enable operators to increase service quality and customer satisfaction.

In addition, Broadpeak’s fast channel change technology allows operators to compile analytics on viewers’ consumption habits. Using this data, operators can find out what the most popular channels are, how long live content is watched, when the peak times are occurring, etc. This allows operators to anticipate peaks in video consumption. Likewise, Broadpeak’s packet loss recovery technology can be used to gather statistics about QoS issues, enabling operators to detect where problems are occurring in the networks and improve QoS.

“Zenterio and Broadpeak are both committed to helping operators provide the best possible television experience,” said Robin Rutili, CEO, Zenterio. “Through this partnership, we’ve created a best-of-breed solution designed to transform the quality of IPTV services.”

For more information please contact:
Pelle Rosell, CMO of Zenterio
Phone: +46 70-926 2733
E-mail: pelle.rosell@zenterio.com

Kallelse till extra bolagsstämma i Zenterio AB (publ)

KALLELSE
Aktieägarna i Zenterio AB (publ), 556622-1486, kallas härmed till extra bolagsstämma.
Datum: tisdagen den 4 november 2014
Tid: kl. 14.00
Plats: Gernandt & Danielsson Advokatbyrås lokaler, Hamngatan 2, 114 47 Stockholm

ANMÄLAN
Aktieägare som önskar delta i bolagsstämman skall dels vara införda i den av Euroclear Sweden AB förda aktieboken tisdagen den 28 oktober 2014, dels anmäla sig för deltagande på bolagsstämman hos bolaget under adress Zenterio AB, att. Eva Kernell Sandberg, Diskettgatan 11 B, 583 35 Linköping eller per e-post: eva@zenterio.com. Anmälan skall vara bolaget tillhanda senast tisdagen den 28 oktober 2014. Vid anmälan skall uppges namn, person-/organisationsnummer, telefonnummer dagtid samt, i förekommande fall, det antal biträden (högst två) som avses medföras vid stämman. Aktieägare som företräds genom ombud skall utfärda fullmakt för ombudet. Fullmakten i original samt, för juridisk person, bestyrkt kopia av registreringsbevis, bör i god tid före stämman sändas till bolaget på ovanstående postadress. Fullmakten är giltig högst ett år från utfärdandet, dock att fullmaktens giltighetstid får vara längst fem år från utfärdandet om detta särskilt anges. Fullmaktsformulär finns tillgängligt på bolagets hemsida, www.zenterio.com.

Aktieägare med förvaltaregistrerade aktier måste tillfälligt inregistrera sina aktier i eget namn för att äga rätt att delta på stämman. Sådan registrering skall vara verkställd hos Euroclear Sweden AB tisdagen den 28 oktober 2014. Kontakt bör tas med förvaltaren i god tid före detta datum.

ÄRENDEN OCH FÖRSLAG TILL DAGORDNING
1. Stämmans öppnande.
2. Val av ordförande vid stämman.
3. Upprättande och godkännande av röstlängd.
4. Val av en eller två justeringsmän.
5. Prövning av om stämman blivit behörigen sammankallad.
6. Godkännande av dagordning.
7. Beslut om bemyndigande för styrelsen att fatta beslut om nyemission av aktier m.m.
8. Stämmans avslutande.

FÖRSLAG TILL BESLUT
Punkten 7
Styrelsen föreslår att bolagsstämman fattar beslut om att bemyndiga styrelsen att under tiden intill nästa årsstämma, vid ett eller flera tillfällen, med eller utan företrädesrätt för befintliga aktieägare,
fatta beslut om nyemission av aktier, teckningsoptioner och/eller konvertibler mot betalning kontant, genom kvittning eller med apportegendom eller annars med villkor, dock att sådan emission inte får medföra att bolagets aktiekapital eller antal aktier överstiger bolagets högsta aktiekapital eller antal aktier enligt vid var tid gällande bolagsordning.

Beslut enligt denna punkt är giltigt endast om det biträds av aktieägare med minst två tredjedelar (2/3) av såväl de avgivna rösterna som de vid stämman företrädda aktierna.

ÖVRIGT
Det totala antalet aktier i bolaget uppgår vid tidpunkten för denna kallelse till 46 778 135 aktier, varav 41 734 247 är stamaktier och 5 043 888 är preferensaktier, samtliga med en röst vardera.

Styrelsen och verkställande direktören eller den av styrelsen eller verkställande direktören därtill förordnad, bemyndigas att vidta de smärre ändringar i beslut enligt punkt 7 ovan som kan visa sig erforderliga i samband med registrering av beslutet hos Bolagsverket eller på grund av övriga formella krav.

Fullständiga beslutsförslag avseende punkt 7 finnas tillgängliga hos bolaget samt kommer att utsändas kostnadsfritt till de aktieägare som begär det hos bolaget och uppger sin adress.

Styrelsen och den verkställande direktören skall, om någon aktieägare begär det och styrelsen anser att det kan ske utan väsentlig skada för bolaget, vid bolagsstämman lämna upplysningar om dels förhållanden som kan inverka på bedömningen av ett ärende på dagordningen, dels bolagets förhållanden till annat koncernföretag.

Linköping i oktober 2014
Zenterio AB (publ) Styrelsen

FULLMAKT

Zenterio wins third deal with Deutsche Telekom; delivering software solutions to Telekom Romania

• Telekom Romania Communications, the leading Romanian TV operator, announced the rollout starting from October of a new IPTV solution, with Zenterio OS – Zenterio’s software platform – as a key component.

• Zenterio’s software will form the foundation for new interactive TV services. The deal is the third Zenterio OS rollout within the Deutsche Telekom Group in a short time. By selecting Zenterio’s independent solution, Telekom Romania Communications (formerly Romtelecom) now joins Slovak Telekom and Magyar Telekom, which were first out within Deutsche Telekom’s nine TV markets to standardize its software platforms.

“The Telekom Romania rollout of Zenterio OS is yet another confirmation that Zenterio provides the software solution that large TV operators, such as Deutsche Telekom, need to deliver innovative TV experiences to their customers,” says Robin Rutili, CEO of Zenterio. “In addition, this deal is a clear example of how Zenterio’s strategic partnership with Viaccess-Orca has led to a joint development of a powerful interactive TV offering.”

Deutsche Telekom controls Telekom Romania Communications, which recently changed its name from Romtelecom.

Zenterio’s operating system will form the foundation for Telekom Romania Communications’ effort to expand its IPTV service offerings – starting with the launch of a multi-screen service developed by Swedish Accedo. Telekom Romania’s launch of a complete IPTV solution involves Zenterio’s partner Viaccess-Orca, as a system integrator; Verimatrix, as a conditional access system provider; and Kaon, as the set-top-box manufacturer.

“The launch of an innovative, multi-screen service is just the beginning of Telekom Romania’s major effort to expand its IPTV service offerings to our customers,” says Mathias Hanel, Chief Commercial Officer at Telekom Romania operations. “Zenterio’s software solution will be a very important component in realizing this.”

Zenterio has seen a sharp increase in demand from TV operators for its independent operating system. Via Zenterio’s strategic partnership with Viaccess-Orca, Zenterio’s software platform is currently available to half of the world’s largest TV platforms. Zenterio’s license base of 1.7 million (per June 30, 2014) is expected to grow significantly in the second half of 2014.

M7 Group Deploys Zenterio for New IPTV Service in the Netherlands

AMSTERDAM, IBC 15 SEPTEMBER 2014 – Zenterio, a leading provider of the independent operating system platform for interactive TV, announced today that M7 Group, one of the fastest growing companies for pay TV services in Europe, has deployed the Zenterio Operating System (OS) for the launch of its new IPTV service in the Netherlands.

This marks the first deployment in a long-term collaboration that was established late 2013 and combines Zenterio OS and hardware from KAONMEDIA with IPTV and OTT services from Stream Group. Additional rollouts are expected in in other M7 countries over the next 12 months.

“There are currently an estimated 20 million IPTV subscribers in Europe and there is strong potential to reach even more through innovative solutions that respond to increasing demand and exceed user expectations,” said Stefan Lager, VP Sales, Zenterio. “We are committed to being the partner of choice for leading companies like M7 Group and to accompanying them throughout the development and launch of solid, secure and advanced interactive TV services – whether based on pure IPTV, or cable or satellite hybrid solutions.”

The new service in the Netherlands was launched in three and a half months including integration with existing hardware.

“Zenterio adapted its OS to the new hardware and developing defined customizations and Stream Group adding its OTT services and User Interface according to Zenterio OS APIs,” added Lager.

“Working with Zenterio enables M7 to have a more independent approach to both hardware and software and as such allows us to create a more tailored solution which fits our business needs. The ability to rapidly respond to market opportunities must be key to any developments we undertake. Zenterio’s OS gives us this opportunity and we have already experienced this in the recent deployments on our new Online.nl IPTV and OTT services which were launched in very short timescales. We now look forward to extending this relationship across our future hybrid receivers” comments Ron Paans, Technical Director for M7 Group.

Established in October 2009 in Luxembourg, M7 Group offers a range of entertainment and communication services including satellite television, IPTV, TV Everywhere, internet and telephony, as well as platform services, in Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, the Netherlands and Slovakia. Stream Group was founded in 2004 in the Netherlands as a software development and marketing company.

Zenterio OS solution enables TV operators to design and deliver new and advanced interactive services including music, social activity and internet TV across a variety of devices. Its flexible platform standardizes features and eliminates barriers from multiple operating systems and complicated infrastructure so that operators can independently choose hardware, middleware and back-end solutions.

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