News Round-Up (II): Amino, ANT, Topfield, Antik, Google TV

--Amino Reports Higher Revenues, Lower Losses
--ANT Galio HbbTV Platform Selected by Set-Top Box Vendor, Topfield
--Antik Technology to Incorporate Google TV into its Juice Set-Top Boxes

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  • Cambridge, UK-based IP set-top box company, Amino Technologies, has released financial results for its fiscal first quarter, ended May 31st. Revenues totaled £18.14 million, compared to £12.8 million for the year-ago period; gross profit totaled £5.38 million, compared to £4.54 million for the year-ago period; and operating losses after "exceptional costs" totaled £0.97 million, compared to £3.6 million for the year-ago period. At the end of the half, the company had a net cash balance of £13.13 million, compared to £9.05 million as of November 30th, 2009.
  • Cambridge, UK-based digital TV client software company, ANT, has announced that set-top box company, Topfield, has selected its ANT Galio HbbTV platform for its latest range of set-top boxes (note: HbbTV--short for "Hybrid Broadcast Broadband Television"--is a pan-European initiative that was launched in August, 2009, and that describes its goal as "harmonizing the broadcast and broadband delivery of news, information and entertainment to the end consumer through TV's and set-top boxes with an optional Web connection"). The boxes are scheduled to be available in the German retail market later this year and in France next year.
  • Slovakian set-top box company, Antik Technology, has announced plans to incorporate the Google TV platform into its Juice set-tops. "We want to bring the Android platform into our set-top boxes soon, and Google TV should follow after that, which will give the users nearly endless possibilities of rich entertainment experiences," Antik CEO, Igor Kolla, said in a prepared statement.

 

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