Telefónica agrees Czech set-top deal with EKT

Telefónica Czech Republic has selected EKT (Eagle Kingdom Technologies) to supply its new interactive set top box solution. 

Telefónica said the deal will allow its Czech TV customers to experience HD graphical user interface capabilities and the latest IPTV interactivity features.

The solution is based on an Entropic ARM-based system-on-a-chip and will also use the Nangu.TV IPTV platform.

“We really look forward to bringing a fully managed box with the latest in HTML5-compliant browser capabilities, smooth streaming and PlayReady to Telefonica,” said Christof Winker, general manager of the EKT solidTVTM group.

Tomas Dratva, manager video services, Telefónica Czech Republic, added: “The combination of EKT with the nangu.TV IPTV platform has fulfilled our expectation and we are keen to start the new era of our O2TV in the Czech market.”

The news comes as Spanish-language publication Prensario Internacional reported that Telefónica has partnered with technology firm Front Porch Digital to use its Lynxsm cloud-based storage solution in Spain, Portugal and South America.