Welcome!

Mobile IoT Authors: Zakia Bouachraoui, Pat Romanski, Yeshim Deniz, Carmen Gonzalez, Liz McMillan

Blog Feed Post

ANT wins at ConnectedWorld.TV Awards

ANT Galio Move scoops best native app for a portable device

11 September 2012 - ANT, an established provider of software and services for the delivery of digital TV, won the award for best native app for a portable device at the ConnectedWorld.TV Awards last night. ANT picked up the award at IBC for ANT Galio Move, an app that enables viewers to stream live and recorded TV content to tablets and smartphones anywhere in the home. Viewers can watch the same programme as the main TV device, stream a separate channel or even watch previously recorded programmes.

The app delivers unrivalled control over the set-top box (STB) or TV, as ANT Galio Move connects directly to the TV device over a Wi-Fi connection. Viewers can quickly navigate through the EPG to access recorded and live TV content, all of which can be done without interrupting the main TV screen.

ANT is already working on new features for the app, the latest version of ANT Galio Move launched at this year's IBC show, allowing viewers to both watch TV and interact with social media on the same screen. As well as this, the app can analyse programme metadata, providing links to additional associated online content such as an article on Wikipedia, a soundtrack on iTunes or a movie trailer on YouTube.

"We are delighted to have been awarded the best native app for a portable device. ANT Galio Move is the result of years of hard work both in STB and application development resulting in an app that really enhances the viewing experience. We are already working on a number of new features and are excited about where we can take this next," said Pauline Ingram, acting CEO at ANT.

"Congratulations to ANT on winning the award for best native app for a portable device. ANT Galio Move has proved itself a unique application for the TV sector and demonstrates real innovation in a fast evolving market," said Saleha Williams, Vice President BPL Broadcast Ltd, Organiser of the Connected World.TV Awards.

ANT Galio Move provides significant product differentiation in a crowded retail market by enabling STB and connected TV manufacturers to extend the capabilities of their device with second screen functionality that complements the main TV device. For broadcasters and operators, it can enhance and add value to an existing service. The user interface can be customised to highlight the functionality that they wish to promote to their users. Additional, extended metadata about programmes can be made available to users without adding excessive information on the main TV screen, and taking full advantage of the format and usage model of a companion device.

ANT will be showcasing ANT Galio Move at IBC until the end of the show. Please visit stand 4.C98 in Hall number 4 for a chance to see ANT Galio Move in action. Alternatively you can view a video demonstration at ANT's YouTube Channel.

- Ends -

About ANT
ANT plc (www.antplc.com) develops and deploys embedded software solutions and services for the TV industry. Its Galio Suite, a browser, client and applications stack, is an open standards based, flexible application & middleware solution for a wide range of consumer TV platforms. Using its experience of TV, ANT provides powerful solutions to its customers by combining consultancy and engineering services with its highly capable platform products.

ANT enables media driven organisations to quickly create and roll-out innovative and successful applications and TV services. Its software is deployed in both operator and free-to-air retail markets. By working with ANT, operators are able to attract new subscribers, reduce churn and increase average revenue per user. Those targeting the retail market are able to differentiate their product range to increase unit sales and generate ongoing revenue opportunities.

ANT's software has been extensively deployed by customers throughout the world including ADB, Amino, Bouygues Telecom, Cisco, Chunghwa Telecom, Coship, HwaCom, France Telecom, Humax, Pirelli, Sagemcom, Samsung, Technicolour, Telecom Italia and YouSee.

ANT plc's shares are listed on AIM, a London Stock Exchange regulated market, under the ticker ANTP (Reuters: ANTP.L, Bloomberg: ANTP.LN).

ANT press contact
Katie Swan
Speed
Tel: +44 (0)20 7842 3200
Email: [email protected]

Read the original blog entry...

More Stories By RealWire News Distribution

RealWire is a global news release distribution service specialising in the online media. The RealWire approach focuses on delivering relevant content to the receivers of our client's news releases. As we know that it is only through delivering relevance, that influence can ever be achieved.

IoT & Smart Cities Stories
Dion Hinchcliffe is an internationally recognized digital expert, bestselling book author, frequent keynote speaker, analyst, futurist, and transformation expert based in Washington, DC. He is currently Chief Strategy Officer at the industry-leading digital strategy and online community solutions firm, 7Summits.
Digital Transformation is much more than a buzzword. The radical shift to digital mechanisms for almost every process is evident across all industries and verticals. This is often especially true in financial services, where the legacy environment is many times unable to keep up with the rapidly shifting demands of the consumer. The constant pressure to provide complete, omnichannel delivery of customer-facing solutions to meet both regulatory and customer demands is putting enormous pressure on...
IoT is rapidly becoming mainstream as more and more investments are made into the platforms and technology. As this movement continues to expand and gain momentum it creates a massive wall of noise that can be difficult to sift through. Unfortunately, this inevitably makes IoT less approachable for people to get started with and can hamper efforts to integrate this key technology into your own portfolio. There are so many connected products already in place today with many hundreds more on the h...
The standardization of container runtimes and images has sparked the creation of an almost overwhelming number of new open source projects that build on and otherwise work with these specifications. Of course, there's Kubernetes, which orchestrates and manages collections of containers. It was one of the first and best-known examples of projects that make containers truly useful for production use. However, more recently, the container ecosystem has truly exploded. A service mesh like Istio addr...
Digital Transformation: Preparing Cloud & IoT Security for the Age of Artificial Intelligence. As automation and artificial intelligence (AI) power solution development and delivery, many businesses need to build backend cloud capabilities. Well-poised organizations, marketing smart devices with AI and BlockChain capabilities prepare to refine compliance and regulatory capabilities in 2018. Volumes of health, financial, technical and privacy data, along with tightening compliance requirements by...
Charles Araujo is an industry analyst, internationally recognized authority on the Digital Enterprise and author of The Quantum Age of IT: Why Everything You Know About IT is About to Change. As Principal Analyst with Intellyx, he writes, speaks and advises organizations on how to navigate through this time of disruption. He is also the founder of The Institute for Digital Transformation and a sought after keynote speaker. He has been a regular contributor to both InformationWeek and CIO Insight...
Andrew Keys is Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise. He comes to ConsenSys Enterprise with capital markets, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, he worked for UBS investment bank in equities analysis. Later, he was responsible for the creation and distribution of life settlement products to hedge funds and investment banks. After, he co-founded a revenue cycle management company where he learned about Bitcoin and eventually Ethereal. Andrew's role at ConsenSys Enterprise is a mul...
To Really Work for Enterprises, MultiCloud Adoption Requires Far Better and Inclusive Cloud Monitoring and Cost Management … But How? Overwhelmingly, even as enterprises have adopted cloud computing and are expanding to multi-cloud computing, IT leaders remain concerned about how to monitor, manage and control costs across hybrid and multi-cloud deployments. It’s clear that traditional IT monitoring and management approaches, designed after all for on-premises data centers, are falling short in ...
In his general session at 19th Cloud Expo, Manish Dixit, VP of Product and Engineering at Dice, discussed how Dice leverages data insights and tools to help both tech professionals and recruiters better understand how skills relate to each other and which skills are in high demand using interactive visualizations and salary indicator tools to maximize earning potential. Manish Dixit is VP of Product and Engineering at Dice. As the leader of the Product, Engineering and Data Sciences team at D...
Dynatrace is an application performance management software company with products for the information technology departments and digital business owners of medium and large businesses. Building the Future of Monitoring with Artificial Intelligence. Today we can collect lots and lots of performance data. We build beautiful dashboards and even have fancy query languages to access and transform the data. Still performance data is a secret language only a couple of people understand. The more busine...