Eagle Kingdom Technologies Ltd (EKT) has won the bidding from Telefónica to supply the new Playbox OTT Set Top Box (STB).

Based on the advanced IPTV/OTT STB solution from EKT, Telefónica will offer their users a new and convenient way to access the Play OTT video service, offered by Telefónica operators in Latin America under various commercial names.

“Winning the Playbox business demonstrates the advantage of combining the innovation and advanced technology of our European based solidTV middleware with the quality, speed to market and cost-effective design & manufacturing of our Chinese teams.” said Richard Smith, CEO of the EKT group.

“Our solution is based on the latest generation of an ARM based Entropic SoC with a full integration to the Play portal, offers Telefónica a solution that has a class leading user experience while remaining cost-effective.”

Michael Duncan, Head of the Global Video Unit at Telefónica, added “The Play service from Telefonica is already available for Smart TVs, computers, smartphones and tablets. Now with Playbox we offer our users a new and convenient way to enjoy Play directly from the TV set with minimum hassle and superior video quality. The DRM support that EKT integrates into the Playbox STB allows us to provide premium HD content according to the security requirements of major studios.”