Zenterio, a television solutions provider, announced that Deutsche Telekom has launched EntertainTV Sat, a new high-end Ultra HD IPTV, OTT and satellite set-top box, powered by Zenterio OS. DT has enabled new client- and cloud-based features and services including OTT video-on-demand — including YouTube, Netflix, and more — hybrid local/network PVR, HTML5 apps and other broadcast and streaming capabilities.
The company says that Zenterio OS is an independent operating system for interactive TV that unifies STB deployments in different countries, from multiple vendors and within various ecosystems, via software. It features technology that separates hardware from software, making the TV client independent from the backend and the service delivery platform. This is said to reduce integration time and cost for the delivery of advanced video services.
EntertainTV Sat comprises more than 300 channels and also incorporates interactive functions like time-shift, restart and seven-day replay, sports content and catch-up services.
TV channels are broadcast via satellite and are also available over the IPTV network. The STB decides which method is best for the desired channel based on reception conditions and customer preference. Earlier this week, Deutsche Telekom announced that EntertainTV will soon be made available as an OTT service.