RiksTV Uses Ekioh Engines to Launch OTT Services in Norway

Cambridge, UK, 20th November 2012

Ekioh, providers of the most widely deployed TV compliant Scalable Vector Graphics engine, today announced that RiksTV have launched a range of new services in Norway using Ekioh’s SVG & HTML engines. The Ekioh engines are at the heart of two new digital hybrid set-top boxes manufactured by Strong which are being sold to Norwegian customers through the retail market.

By offering two rendering technologies, SVG & HTML, RiksTV have been able to provide the best possible scope for their content partners. Visually rich and highly animated applications are written in SVG; whereas, more static applications are authored in HTML.

“Our new service offering, which includes access to YouTube, VGTV, TV 2 Sumo, Beat and Film on demand from SF Anytime, ensures RiksTV maintains its leadership”, said Christian Birkeland, CEO at RiksTV.

“Customers expect good looking, easy to use services and using Ekioh’s engines, our content partners have delivered some stunning results”, Mr Birkeland said.

“RiksTV have launched one of the most application rich services available in Europe today”, said Stephen Reeder, Commercial Director at Ekioh. “The combination of broadcast media, graphically rich movie and catch up portal services together with open standards, internet based OTT applications really resonate with customer expectations.”

At launch, the RiksTV service includes broadcast services, Film on demand from SF Anytime,YouTube and TV 2 Sumo Basis, an 8 day catch up service from TV 2. Services to be launched shortly include Beat – a streaming music service and VGTV, an on demand news and entertainment service.

About Ekioh

Ekioh designs and develops user interface software for embedded systems. The Ekioh SVG UI Engine delivers fast, responsive user interfaces based on the SVG standard. Ekioh’s partners include ADB, Albis, Amino, Beenius, Ericsson, HwaCom, MitraStar, Motorola Mobility, Nagravision, Sagem, Technotrend and Zenterio.

Based in Cambridge, UK, Ekioh (www.ekioh.com) makes it easy to develop compelling user interfaces for consumer devices. The Ekioh team has many years of experience developing user interface software for embedded systems, including JVMs and JavaTV, HTML and SVG.

About RiksTV

RiksTV is the second largest TV-distributor in Norway, reaching a financial turnover exceeding 1 billion NOK in 2011. The EBITDA for 2011 was 70.7 mill, almost double-up from 2010, leading to a positive result for the second year in a row. RiksTV conventionally delivers its TV services through the Norwegian terrestrial network but did in September 2012 launch its first services over the internet including catch-up TV and movie rental services.

For more information email Ekioh: info@ekioh.com; RiksTV: christian.birkeland@rikstv.no