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Httv partners with EKT on satellite set-tops

Hybrid TV technology specialist httv has partnered with EKT (Eagle Kingdom Technologies) to deploy satellite TV set-top boxes equipped with advanced connected TV features, it announced at IBC.

The deal will see httv integrate its httvLink open-middleware solution into EKT DSR6201 PVR and DSD601 zapper DVB-S2 set top boxes.

httvLink is based on Linux and HTML5 and is it is fully compatible with the HbbTV Standard. The new httvLink-equipped EKT set-top boxes are aimed at emerging markets like Asia and South America and are designed to offer “a best-in class solution at affordable prices,” said httv.