Nov 16, 2016

EKT integrates Qarva client to deliver ultra-fast IP channel switching

Germany, Nov 16, 2016

EKT a company specialising in the design and manufacture of Set Top Box & SmartTV solutions and Qarva, a global provider of innovative and dynamic software solutions for the end-to-end IPTV, OTT offerings for partners and customers worldwide, announced a new long term cooperation whereby EKT has integrated the Qarva Fast Channel Change technology in the proprietary solidTV software solution.

TV Channel Change speeds for IPTV have plagued the industry for too long. Subscribers want ultra-fast, reactive TV content instantaneously. You can avoid subscriber frustration and eradicate the time lag with Qarva’s powerful FastSwitch technology. Qarva’s proven acceleration solution significantly improves the industry ‘Zap Time’ norm by a factor of 10 from 2-­5 seconds to just 0.2-­0.5 seconds.

Combined with powerful Packet Loss Recovery technology to stop content from blocking or freezing, the Quality of Experience (QoE) and Quality of Service (QoS) dramatically increases for subscribers and minimises churn.

“We have long been looking to improve the zapping speed of our IPTV solution. When we first saw the Qarva solution we were so impressed we simply had to integrate it.” said Richard Smith, Founder and CEO at EKT, he continued “the user experience is such a key asset to a premium TV environment and the Qarva solution simply beats anyone in the market”

“EKT has been taunting the market with innovative product solutions and we are thrilled to be part of their solidTV solution” says George Mikeladze, Founder and CEO. He continued “with this, EKT can now deliver a range of 3rd party Middleware experiences with the speed of our solution.

EKT will offer the Qarva fast channel change to new and existing customers in the coming months and will be available on a range of EKT designed Hardware platforms for either IPTV, OTT or as Hybrid as well as their SmartTV for Operators.


About Qarva:

Qarva is a global provider of innovative and dynamic software solutions for the end-­to-­end IPTV, OTT offerings for partners and customers worldwide. In an age where consumers want access to High Definition content anywhere, anytime and on any device, Qarva’s pioneering approach in delivering ultra-­fast, high-­quality content to users has ensured the user experience and service quality has remained at the forefront of its business values.


The media ecosystem and the way in which users wish to consume content is changing and converging at a rapid pace, presenting both great opportunities and challenges to IPTV, OTT providers. Ensuring a positive and engaging user experience is critical to achieving success and reducing subscriber churn. Qarva’s intuitive and easy-­to-­integrate software solutions provide partners with the opportunity to gain competitive advantage in today’s IP-­enabled and interconnected market, both now and in the future.


Founded in 2012, Qarva is a global provider of end-­to-­end software solutions for the IPTV, OTT and hybrid TV industry. Putting the user experience at the heart of its business, Qarva is dedicated to the provisioning of high quality, scalable, robust and cost effective solutions that will improve the viewer’s TV experience and quality of service. In an era where the choice lies with the viewer, Qarva works hand-­in-­hand with its customers and partners to develop and deliver solutions that meet the challenges of today’s marketplace as well as the challenges of the future. Its unrivalled expertise in improving the quality of service and experience of TV viewing through innovative software solutions has placed Qarva at the forefront of the end-­to-­end IPTV, OTT and hybrid TV delivery market.


About EKT:

Since 2007, Eagle Kingdom Technologies LTD (EKT) has specialised in creating innovative, customer focused solutions in the field of Set Top Boxes, Smart TVs and Modems. By combining Asian Know How and Western Management, EKT successfully blends DNA from both business practices exceeding customer expectation in design, technology, quality, communication and cost.


A global team of passionate professionals believe that nothing is sacred in our business and by challenging itself and its customers with new concepts and ideas the company keeps creating new opportunities for the entire industry.



Delivering a wide range of products, from Zappers to Advanced Hybrid Set Top Boxes, Operator TVs and Modems, EKT is one of the few business partners to offer a true one-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 for more information.



For more information please contact:

Mr. Jill Mulder – VP Marketing


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