ZTE and iWedia collaborate to bring premium Android TV Hybrid products into the market

Thailand, Android TV Summit – 10 November 2022 – ZTE, a global leader in telecommunications and information technology, and iWedia S.A, part of the ZEGi group and world-class provider of software solutions for connected TV devices, today announced that they are collaborating to launch iWedia’s Live TV application for ZTE’s retail hybrid devices.

As the most used application on Android TV devices, Live TV app represents the basis for delivering premium user experience. ZTE is working with iWedia to integrate its Live TV app which allows them to achieve an enhanced customer experience and the ability to drive much greater value.

Alongside basic features such as an EPG, channel list and parental controls, the launch of the Live TV app will also see major new features including branding options for TV brands, with customizable look and feel, rich metadata (optional add-on), voice control with Google Assistant, deep linking with streaming services and seamless integration with Google TV.

Hans-Jürgen Desor, CEO, iWedia, said, “We are honored that ZTE is working with iWedia to deliver this progressive project. Outcome shall reflect in providing user-friendly design and integration of complex broadcast TV functionalities, as well as multi-country certification. We will offer a modern user interface and options for brands to add value as well as increase revenue.”

“ZTE is committed to delivering the best product performance to its customers,” said Wuxin, VP of Fixed & Multimedia Product, ZTE. “We are delighted to be working with iWedia to achieve this goal, through premium hardware products for customers. We will deliver a true multimedia entertainment experience to further revenue growth and add value for brands.”

About ZTE

ZTE Corporation is a global leader in telecommunications and information technology. Founded in 1985, the company has been committed to providing innovative technologies and integrated solutions for global operators, government, and enterprise. As a world-leading provider of home media terminals, ZTE’s set-top boxes have been deployed by more than 140 operators in over 45 countries around the world. Moving forward, ZTE will keep enhancing cooperation with global partners to offer high-quality and reliable products and service and to bring a bright future to the smart home.

About iWedia

iWedia S.A, part of the ZEGi group, provides world-class software solutions for connected TV devices. We are pioneers in TV and support our customers with software architecture and design expertise, field proven products, and cost-effective engineering services out of our development centers in Serbia. We are proud to serving major Telecom operators, Pay-TV operators and tier 1 automotive OEMs with our media solutions.

In addition to stand-alone components giving support to latest versions of DVB, ATSC, ARIB, ISDB-T, HLS, DASH, MHEG-5, HbbTV, CI Plus, TR-069, (amongst others), iWedia offers complete solutions for all kinds of TV devices (OTT / IPTV / Broadcast STBs, Smart TVs, tablets, phones, game consoles). Dubbed Teatro, these solutions are available on RTOS, Linux and Google TV and other Android TV OS devices and are pre-integrated with leading service and delivery platforms, CA/DRM systems, and chipsets.

iWedia delivers efficient and scalable software integration services performed by an experienced team used to enable rapid deployments of high-volume consumer electronics devices. iWedia is headquartered in Switzerland with development labs in Belgrade, Novi Sad and Nis, Serbia, and sales and support offices in Germany, France, Singapore, India and South Korea.

Please visit www.iwedia.com for more information.

For more information, please contact:

communication@iwedia.com

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