Sunplus selects ANT Galio Platform for system-on-a-chip solution
28 February 2011, Cambridge
ANT, an established provider of software and services for the delivery of digital TV, today announced that leading provider of multimedia system-on-a-chip (SoC) for home entertainment applications, Sunplus Technology, has licensed the ANT Galio Platform and core TV applications. The ANT Galio Platform will be integrated with Sunplus SoC solutions for a range of Connected TV, set-top box (STB) and DVD SoC solutions, to support the delivery of Over-The-Top (OTT) services including HbbTV (Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV) to the European market.
The ANT Galio Platform is the result of years of experience in high volume TV platform deployment. It pre-integrates a powerful Web 2.0 CEHTML browser engine into a standards-compliant and feature rich TV middleware solution, optimised to deliver comprehensive TV functionality and a compelling user experiences. The ANT Galio Platform is increasingly regarded as the industry de facto standard solution and has been widely adopted by TV device vendors’ to support the delivery of new OTT services.
Sunplus will integrate the ANT Galio Platform and TV applications with its new range of SoC solutions to provide its customers with the opportunity to differentiate their products with a de-risked, turnkey solution. Connected TV, STB and DVD manufacturers will be able to deliver additional hybrid TV services such as HbbTV while benefiting from a significantly reduced time to market.
Chou-Chye Huang, CEO, Sunplus Technology commented: “By working with ANT we can enhance the functionality of our IC solutions without compromising on performance. By adding an established HbbTV solution, we can enable a wide range of home entertainment manufacturers to quickly target the HbbTV market, capitalising on ANT’s vast experience of the delivery of OTT services both in Europe and worldwide.”
Simon Woodward, CEO, ANT added: “ANT has always been committed to delivering the best possible consumer TV experiences based on industry standards. We now recognise that HbbTV is attracting a broad range of Connected TV, STB, Blu-ray and DVD vendors to the market. To support this trend we are delighted to be working with Sunplus who deliver turnkey solutions into all of these vendors.”
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).
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Sunplus Technology Co., Ltd., established in 1990, is a leading provider of multimedia IC solutions to home entertainment platforms for DVD players, Set-Top-Boxes, LCD TVs and Digital TVs and upcoming high definition home entertainment products such as BD players, HD Set-Top-Boxes and Full-HD Digital TVs. Sunplus multimedia ICs and system solutions enable customers to build digital home entertainment products with superior quality and performance. Sunplus is headquartered in Taiwan and has service offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Chengdu. For more information, please visit Sunplus website at www.sunplus.com