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Agreement empowers KTC customers in local and international markets to customise their Smart TV app portal without the need for OTA upgrade
Hamburg, Germany, September 8, 2021 – NetRange MMH GmbH (‘NetRange’), the global provider of white-labelled, turnkey Smart TV and OTT ecosystems, today announced it has renewed its partnership with KTC to provide KTC customers with a customisable Smart TV app portal offering for individual markets through the NetRange Smart TV App Store.
Built on NetRange’s HTML5 portal, KTC’s app store now offers a customised service without the need for additional support from chipset providers or ODM firmware. The NetRange HTML5 cloud-based OTT Smart TV Portal supports automatic software upgrades from the NetRange server-side, meaning no OTA upgrade is required from the mainboard. NetRange’s innovative technology enables KTC and its customers to create significant efficiencies without impacting the quality of service.
Lawsen Rao, Product Director, KTC, said: “NetRange is the perfect partner for KTC. We share a common belief that the customer should always come first and always be armed with the necessary tools to help differentiate themselves in their local and international markets. Extending our partnership with NetRange was an easy decision as its technology and expertise enable us to support our clients and their needs with confidence. We look forward to opening up even more possibilities to meet the rising demand for customisation at an even more granular level”.
The NetRange Smart TV App Store solution provides customers with access to a pioneering, feature-rich ecosystem that includes global media content. To meet global consumer demand for easy navigation to premium connected TV content, the App Store combines leading international premium VoD applications, sports content, games, news apps, and linear TV channels through hundreds of apps from over 100 countries. NetRange can quickly achieve software configuration and portal design in a minimum of four weeks, creating an exceptional and highly efficient service that delivers top levels of customer satisfaction.
“NetRange has the capabilities to meet the rapidly increasing demand for customisable Smart TV today,” says Michi Uematsu, Managing Director, NetRange and CTO, ACCESS CO., LTD. “Our solution enables brands to offer a unique service that directly responds to the demands of their respective markets. We’re proud to be extending our partnership with KTC, and together, we will continue to deliver innovative features that serve and exceed user requirements.“
NetRange, an ACCESS CO., LTD. company (Tokyo Stock Exchange First Section Index, 4813), is a leading pioneer of Smart TV and a global provider of white labelled, turnkey Smart TV and OTT ecosystems and app stores.
NetRange operates an integrated, full-service solution which includes UI design, payment, billing and customer management, content aggregation, backend services including global CDN, second level support and app development for more than 100 global CE, TV, STB, retailer and operator brands, including Vodafone, Grundig, Arçelik, TCL, Skyworth, Sharp, Loewe, Changhong, IKEA, MSH, Thomson HD+. Its fully featured Smart TV Appstore includes local and global premium VoD stores, linear TV channels via IP, cloud games, live sports, music and lifestyle apps. It makes media content available for TV users in over 100 countries around the world.
In addition, NetRange also leverages its content relationships and broadcast technology expertise to provide OS.CAR, a connected car infotainment platform and VISNOS, a client-based Smart TV OS that significantly reduces the BOM cost for TV manufacturers through enabling a full Smart TV through devices with low-powered CPUs.
KTC is founded in 1995 and headquartered in Shenzhen, specializes in the manufacturing of flat panel display terminal products. It is one of the earliest manufacturers of LCD monitors, LCD TVs, commercial LCD terminals and medical LCD terminals in China. Always adhering to the business concept of “Implement Integrity Management, and Focus on Quality and Service”, KTC is committed to providing high-quality products and serving customers with the highest standard. KTC’s smart products are sold to countries and regions in South America, North America, Europe, Africa, Australia, and Asia. Over these years, KTC has forged a complete and sound system of domestic and overseas after-sales services.