Riks TV taps Zenterio for Smartbox II

Norwegian digital-terrestrial pay TV platform Riks TV has chosen TV software provider Zenterio for the rollout of the Smartbox II, a new hybrid set-top-box with Zenterio OS.

The roll out of the new hybrid set-top box includes a faster and better viewer experience through quicker response times, integrated support for WiFi that enables easier access to OTT services and a more responsive remote control, according to Zenterio.

Around 150 000 of RiksTV’s 450 000 customers already have a set-top-box with Zenterio OS installed. Smartbox II will be rolled out from this month and onwards to new customers and customers that are upgrading their set-top boxes.

“As one of the largest pay TV distributors in Norway we strive to always be in the forefront and to offer the most advanced TV services on the market. With Zenterio OS, and this new hardware, we can continue to add new functionalities that offers a truly interactive TV experience to engage the viewers,” said Christopher Knudsen, CTO of RiksTV.

“It is very interesting to work with RiksTV as they are so focused on continuously strengthening their offering. When viewer habits change, it is vital for companies, like RiksTV, to adapt to the changing environment. Tomorrow’s winners are the ones that can take advantage of the new revenue streams that open up as a consequence of the changes, and RiksTV is clearly willing to take the lead, ” said Jörgen Nilsson, CEO of Zenterio.

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