Freesat to expand Freetime presence on smart TVs

UK free-to-view satellite platform Freesat is to follow up the launch of its Freetime connected TV platform on Panasonic smart TVs with a further launch of the platform on Vestel-owned brands later this year as part of a strategy to expand the presence of Freetime on smart TVs, including those without satellite tuners. Vestel – […]

Freesat signs smart TV deal with Vestel

UK free-to-air satellite platform Freesat has signed a deal with TV manufacturer Vestel to offer its Freetime service on a range of new Vestel smart TVs and set top boxes. Freetime is Freesat’s smart TV guide – which lets users scroll back through seven-days of programmes, access the on-demand services of the major UK terrestrial broadcasters […]

Zenterio and Vestel partner on Africa-targeted DVB-T2 STB

Consumer electronics provider Vestel and Swedish operating system platform maker Zenterio are partnering on a DVB-T2 set-top box that it is launching commercially in Uganda and Rwanda. The move comes ahead of a planned analogue terrestrial switch-off for much of Africa by June 2015, with DVB-T2, a system used to carry HDTV signals on terrestrial […]

Vestel to highlight Android integrated display with Beesmart middleware

Vestel has announced that it will showcase the first version of its Android integrated display with Beesmart middleware at IBC. The new display is based on the Android platform and therefore offers an environment for many popular Android applications. Vestel said the solution allows modifications and adaptations of the graphical user interface according to the […]

Vestel to debut Android set-top

Consumer electronics vendor Vestel (Stand Q9) will demo its new Android set-top box with Beesmart middleware for the first time at this week’s ANGA Cable show. The new set-top box is based on the Android platform, offering various apps available on the operating system. Beesmart’s SDK enables operators to create their own apps and the […]

PlayJam signs Vestel deal for connected TVs

TV gaming provider PlayJam has signed a deal with TV manufacturer Vestel that will see its platform offered on a range of connected TVs and set-top boxes. PlayJam’s games channel will be accessible from the front page of Vestel’s user-interface and sit alongside VOD and music streaming services. Vestel produces around 15 million TV sets […]

Beesmart teams up with Vestel

Slovenia-based middleware provider Beesmart has teamed up with Turkey-based device manufacturer Vestel to take the Beesmart middleware to Vestel set-top boxes and jointly drive the development of applications and services. “Beesmart’s experience and knowledge of the IP set-top box industry made them an ideal partner to us,” said Hakan Kutlu, deputy general manager responsible for […]

Accedo to bring TV apps to Vestel

TV app developer Accedo has signed a deal with TV manufacturer Vestel to bring its applications and services to Vestel’s connected TV devices. “We’re thrilled to establish a partnership with Vestel,” said Michael Lantz, CEO, Accedo. “From a market leading position in Turkey, it has established itself as a challenger on the international TV market, […]