Cambridge: ANT, the leading provider of software and services for the delivery of digital TV, today announced a partnership with interactive television pioneers NetRange MMH (MMH). This exciting new collaboration meets an increasing consumer drive for more content variety. In a competitive retail market, connected TV and set-top box (STB) manufacturers are constantly striving to add value and differentiate their products. Through ANT’s work with MMH, licensees of the ANT Galio Platform will benefit from access to a broad portfolio of TV services and applications in combination with a full service portal solution including UI design, portal architecture, backend solution, hosting and portal operations.

Supported by the ANT Galio Platform, the MMH portal and services portfolio can be fully customised, according to the needs of the devices manufacturers’. This flexibility maximises TV device vendor’s ability to tailor products to their target market with a proven portal solution even in short time-to-market scenarios. Once deployed, the portal can be continually updated and enhanced keeping the selection of services, fresh and providing manufacturers with a competitive edge as new products enter the market.

The MMH portfolio includes a pan-European, multi language selection of both free and pay-to-use services, including a variety of Video on Demand (VoD) content. Its flexibility is complemented by the ANT Galio Platform which provides comprehensive standards-based TV functionality and all the support required for fully dynamic user interface design. This enables the development and deployment of market leading products and services.

Jan Went, CEO, NetRange MMH commented: “The ANT Galio Platform has been adopted and deployed by many of the industry’s leading device manufacturers. By working with ANT we’re able to deliver our portal services to a wider global audience on a proven platform.”

Simon Woodward, CEO, ANT added: “By partnering with MMH we’re able to offer more than just a platform to our customers. The MMH portal offers ANT’s licensees immediate access to a rich portfolio of TV services, reducing time-to-market and increasing the value of the product offering.”