Zenterio, which develops an independent software platform for interactive TV, has launched its first commercial system together with a global system integrator partner. The launch was made together with a Mexican TV operator and marks the first reference case in North America.
Swedish software company Zenterio announced today a large sales and licensing agreement with a global leading System Integrator and a Mexican TV operator. The TV operator has rolled out a green field IPTV hybrid service together with Zenterio OS supporting broadcast IPTV, ATSC terrestrial, VoD and interactive content via IP. The service will be rolled out to 100,000 to 200,000 new users per year. This is an important milestone for Zenterio’s collaboration with global system integrator partners and also to get the first reference case in North America.
“This landmark deal of Zenterio’s first commercial launch together with a global system integrator partner and the fact that we now can contribute to the most advanced TV hybrid solution in the rapidly growing Mexican market is a huge step forward during this exciting expansion period for us,” said Per Skyttvall, CEO of Zenterio.
Marking a new phase for Zenterio, the North American deal is one of several large deals in the works and comes on the heels of the company’s announcement that it is strengthening its leadership with the addition of Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo as Board Chairman and Mats Lindoff as Chief Technology Officer.
Zenterio develops an independent software platform, “Zenterio OS”, for interactive TV. Zenterio OS is an independent operating system for TV client devices that can be used on any new and existing hardware. The hardware independency of Zenterio OS enables operators to harmonize its operating system environment and yields benefits such as cost-efficient deployment of new services and applications, lower customer support costs and higher quality of service.
In order to become a global standard, Zenterio partners with global system integrators, set top box suppliers, CA/DRM-providers, and chip set manufacturers. The company evolved from the former Nokia Home Communication, which Nokia divested in 2002. Its headquarters are in Stockholm, and its R&D center is in Linköping. The chairman of the Board is former Nokia CEO, Mr Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo.