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Photo Release -- EKT, Entropic and nangu.TV Deliver Advanced Set-Top Box to Telefonica

Entropic-powered EKT Set-Top Box
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SAN DIEGO and FURTWANGEN, Germany, Aug. 26, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- EKT (Eagle Kingdom Technologies), a leading supplier of advanced STB solutions, was selected by Telefonica Czech Republic to supply their new interactive STB solution. Based on an Entropic ARM® Cortex™ A-9 secure integrated circuit (IC) solution, Telefonica's customers can now experience true HD graphical user interface capabilities together with the latest features in IPTV interactivity.

Entropic-powered EKT Set-Top Box for Telefonica Czech Republic


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"EKT has always been about delivering innovative STB solutions. The Telefonica project really brings together the power of our Entropic-based hardware with the robustness and flexibility of our solidTV™ middleware," said Christof Winker, general manager of the EKT solidTVTM group. "We really look forward to bringing a fully managed box with the latest in HTML5-compliant browser capabilities, Smooth Streaming and PlayReady to Telefonica. Combining some of our unique features such as solidUpdaterTM, solidPlayerTM and solidBrowserTM, Telefonica users can enjoy a truly future-ready product."

Tomas Dratva, manager video services, Telefonica Czech Republic, a.s said, "We have been very diligent in selecting a partner for our IPTV (O2TV) next generation upgrade in the Czech region. The key selection criteria were quality of the product accompanied with professional level of the middleware support service, which together will provide best grade of Telefonica's user experience whilst keeping cost under control. The combination of EKT with the nangu.TV IPTV platform has fulfilled our expectation and we are keen to start the new era of our O2TV in the Czech market."

At the heart of the product is Entropic's EN7551 ARM-based system-on-a-chip (SoC). This 1700DMIPS powered IC delivers true HD entertainment with a user experience that was previously only available on PCs.

"EKT's combination of advanced hardware and software expertise puts them at the forefront of delivering innovative STBs to the global market. The contract with Telefonica is the result of that effort," said Roger Gregory, vice president, Marketing at Entropic. "We are proud to call Telefonica a customer of our chipset solutions as they continue to innovate the way subscribers watch and engage with home entertainment content and services."

The first units were delivered to the market in July 2013, and the new STB will be shown at the IBC Exhibition in Amsterdam at the RAI Convention Center, September 13-17, 2013, by Entropic (Hall 13; Meeting Suite G106/G107), EKT (Hall 2; Stand 2.C27) and nangu.TV (Hall 14; Stand 14.281).

About EKT

EKT delivers innovative STB solutions in every market field. The focus is on quality, design, cost effectiveness and a best of class approach based on Asian Know How and a Western Management. EKT is head quartered in Shenzhen China with a 120+ engineering team and has an advanced software development group (solidTV) based in Germany, the UK, Greece plus sales/marketing offices around the world.

Delivering a wide range from Zapper to Advanced Hybrid Boxes, EKT is one of the few business partners that offer a true 1 stop solution for Operators. Certified and integrated with many CA, DRM and licenses, EKT is a partner of choice for many tier 1 operators around the world. Visit www.eagle-kingdom.com for more information.

About Entropic

Entropic™ (Nasdaq:ENTR) is a world leader in semiconductor solutions for the connected home. The Company transforms how traditional HDTV broadcast and IP-based streaming video content is seamlessly, reliably, and securely delivered, processed, and distributed into and throughout the home. Entropic's next-generation Set-top Box (STB) System-on-a-Chip (SoC) and Connectivity solutions enable Pay-TV operators to offer consumers more captivating whole-home entertainment experiences by transforming the way digital entertainment is delivered, connected and consumed – in the home and on the go. For more information, visit Entropic at: www.entropic.com.

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About nangu.TV

nangu.TV provides a comprehensive solution for delivering Interactive TV for ISP, Cable, Mobile and Hospitality TV service providers. The platform supports a wide range of services including Live TV, VoD, Non-linear TV features, PVR-like services, interactive applications (betting, advertisement), etc. Platform owners completely define the services they provide from billing, log processing, people metering to virtualization. Subscribers can use various devices (STB, Mobile, PC) to access content over managed or unmanaged networks (OTT).

About Telefonica Czech Republic

Telefonica Czech Republic is a major integrated operator in the Czech Republic. It is now operating almost eight million lines, both fixed and mobile, making it one of the world's leading providers of fully converged services. The organization offers the most comprehensive portfolio of voice and data services in this country. It is paying special attention to the exploitation of the growth potential, particularly in the data and Internet sector. Telefonica Czech Republic operates the largest fixed and mobile network including a 3rd generation network, CDMA (for data), and UMTS, enabling voice, data and video transmission. Telefonica Czech Republic launched a LTE (Long Term Evolution) 4rd generation mobile communication network as the first operator in the Czech Republic. The new network offers the fastest available mobile Internet nowadays. Telefonica Czech Republic is also a notable provider of ICT services.

Forward Looking Statements

Statements in this press release that are not strictly historical in nature constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding Entropic's SoC technologies, its related prospects and its role in the future of connected home entertainment. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause Entropic's actual results to be materially different from historical results or from any results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to, competition, risks associated with Entropic dependence on a limited number of customers and suppliers, technology risks, the risk that the market for HD video and multimedia content delivery solutions may not develop as Entropic anticipates and other factors discussed in the "Risk Factors" section of Entropic's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2013. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. Entropic is providing this information as of the date of this release and does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this release as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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CONTACT: For more information please contact: EKT Contact: Jill Mulder Email: J.mulder@eagle-kingdom.com Entropic Investor Contact: Debra Hart Phone: +1 858-768-3852 Email: debra.hart@entropic.com Entropic Media/Industry Analyst Contact: Chris Fallon Phone: +1 858-768-3827 Email: chris.fallon@entropic.com nangu.TV Contact: Lucie Heroutova Email: lucie.heroutova@nangu.tv

Source:Entropic; EKT; Nangu.TV