GlobalSat Selects ANT Galio Platform for HbbTV
26 July 2012
ANT, an established provider of software and services for the delivery of digital TV, today announced that GlobalSat, a leading Chinese manufacturer of satellite and terrestrial products has licensed its ANT Galio HbbTV Platform. GlobalSat has identified the fast growing HbbTV (Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV) market as a target for its next generation of connected STBs (Set-Top Boxes).
GlobalSat currently deploys a wide range of digital STB’s 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’s estimated there will be 60 million HbbTV compliant TV sets in Western Europe alone. As a Founder and Steering Group Member of the HbbTV Consortium ANT has a wealth of market experience. 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. ANT’s HbbTV Consortium experience, combined with its proven product deployment history has given ANT invaluable knowledge of the HbbTV market.
Sean Kim, VP & General Manager for Asia & Russian Markets at ANT commented: “The ANT Galio HbbTV Platform continues to be selected based on its assured compliance with the HbbTV standard. We’re 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.”
Mike Miao, CEO, GlobalSat added: “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 plc (www.antplc.com) develops and deploys embedded software solutions and services for the TV industry. The ANT Galio Suite, a browser, client and applications stack, is an open standards based, flexible application & middleware solution for a wide range of consumer TV platforms. Using its experience of TV, ANT provides powerful solutions to its customers by combining consultancy and engineering services with its highly capable platform products.
ANT enables media driven organisations to quickly create and roll-out innovative and successful applications and TV services. Its software is deployed in both operator and free-to-air retail markets. By working with ANT, operators are able to attract new subscribers, reduce churn and increase average revenue per user. Those targeting the retail market are able to differentiate their product range to increase unit sales and generate ongoing revenue opportunities.
ANT’s software has been extensively deployed by customers throughout the world including ADB, Amino, Bouygues Telecom, Cisco, Chunghwa Telecom, Coship, HwaCom, France Telecom, Humax, Pirelli, Sagemcom, Samsung, Technicolour, Telecom Italia and YouSee.
ANT plc's shares are listed on AIM, a London Stock Exchange regulated market, under the ticker ANTP (Reuters: ANTP.L, Bloomberg: ANTP.LN).
GlobalSat (www.goosat.com) is a leading digital solution provider for the international digital TV market and specializes in the provision of digital set-top-boxes and digital TV sets. It deploys a wide range of digital STB’s to satellite, terrestrial, cable and IPTV markets, from entry-level receivers to advanced multi-tuner high definition digital TV recorders with integrated or removable hard disc drive. Its devices are deployed across Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, North Africa and Australia.
GlobalSat owns one of the best development team for DVB products in China with 200 engineers in its R&D team, whose far-reaching expertise in both software and hardware has enabled technology Innovation and customized services
With more than 10 years experience in the digital TV industry, GlobalSat has built up strong and reliable cooperative partnership with STB chip providers, including Entropic, ST, Broadcom, ALI, Fujistu, NEC, National Chip, Sunplus and also with leading software designers like ANT plc.
GlobalSat operates a 24,000 sqm manufacturing base in Zhuhai and a 20,000 sqm out-sourced factory in Shenzhen, which currently distributes 800k STBs monthly for the production capability to the company’s business. Its second production base is now under construction in order to enlarge the production capability to 1 million STBs per month for the coming year.