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UPC Hungary launches app store on legacy STBs

Árpád Jordán

Árpád Jordán

UPC Hungary has partnered with Netherlands-based Metrological to deploy a cloud-based TV app store on legacy UPC set-top boxes. 

The app store is available on UPC Hungary’s HD Mediaboxes with users able to access apps by the likes of YouTube, CNN News, Picasa and Facebook on their TVs.

Metrological, a provider of cloud-based software application platforms, enlisted ActiveVideo to help build the service, which allows UPC Hungary to virtualise Mediabox functionality.

Metrological said its framework gives UPC Hungary the flexibility to deliver new content quickly, as app management and deployment is dealt with centrally by Metrological.

Árpád Jordán, CTO UPC Hungary, said: “The app store now enables us to increase customer satisfaction by offering them high quality innovative products, beyond our Live TV and Video on Demand services.”