Zenterio teams with Vestel to deliver DVB-T2 STB for Africa

Editor | 07-01-2014

Independent interactive TV operating system platform provider Zenterio is teaming with CE provider Vestel to deliver a DVB-T2 set-top box in Uganda and Rwanda.

Even though there are more than 23 countries using DVB-T2 in the world, most countries in Africa will not likely switch off their analogue terrestrial distribution network until June 2015.

Zenterio's DVB-T2 box supports a high quality HD picture and the supplier claims that it has one of the fastest User Interfaces (UI) available in the market today. Zenterio and Vestel, along with two local partners SysCorp and TACT, will analyse customer expectations and offer future services if they fit market demands, such as DVB-T2 hybrid with additional interactive services such as video-on-demand or catch-up TV.

"The race is on to deliver what Zenterio believes is the next step in the distribution of television in Africa - Digital Terrestrial TV. Africa is a key region for DTTV and the transition from analogue to digital will happen very quickly," commented Jan Macku, business development director, Zenterio. "Zenterio is poised to provide our solution to every country that's migrating to digital now or is about to start that transition."

"Africa is an important market for Vestel and we are happy to begin set-top box sales into this market," says Hakan Kutlu, deputy general manager, Vestel Trade. "We are aiming to expand DVB-T2 STB sales into other African countries in the coming years."