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Former Nokia CEO and Former Sony Ericsson CTO Join Zenterio

January 17, 2013

STOCKHOLM, January 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –

Zenterio recruits two top talents into its operation: Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo, former
Nokia CEO, will take over as Zenterio board chairman and Mats Lindoff, former Sony
Ericsson CTO, will serve as chief technical officer. A perfect addition to Zenterio – a
Swedish company that develops an independent operating system for interactive TV sets and
set-top boxes (STBs).

Zenterio is now ready for a world position in software for interactive TV.

“Zenterio’s software platform is very impressive,” says Kallasvuo, “it enables fast,
easy service rollouts to viewers – a big benefit for TV operators.”

Going forward, Zenterio’s software has potential to become an equally important
operating system on the TV side that, for example, Windows is for PCs.

Zenterio was launched in 2002, and its development center is in Linkoping, Sweden. Its
customer list currently consists of TV operators, global systems integrators, large TV and
STB manufacturers, and one of the largest chip manufacturers.

Several independent research institutes estimate that, within a few years, the market
for interactive TV, in terms of number of units, will be about half as large as the market
for PCs.

“Zenterio’s goal is to become a leading company in an industry that now has at least
650 million customers,” says Kallasvuo. “Market growth increased substantially in
connection with the switch from analog to digital TV – as households connected to
internet, which enables more opportunities for various pay-TV solutions. This trend led to
enormous interest in Zenterio’s independent operating system.”

“Kallasvuo and Lindoff have extensive experience and expertise from the Nordic
region’s most successful IT enterprises,” says Per Skyttvall, CEO of Zenterio. “Their
skill sets are perfect for Zenterio as it enters a new commercial phase.”

Kallasvuo has had a long, successful career at Nokia, where he was CFO, head of the
mobile division and president (2006-2010). He was also a Nokia board member and board
chairman of Nokia Siemens Networks, until September 2011.

To ensure that Zenterio’s technologies meet rigorous demands on a global operating
system, Lindoff is assuming the CTO role. He has extensive international experience and
has held various roles in Ericsson and Sony Ericsson (CTO). Lindoff was also a Symbian
board member.

For more information http://www.zenterio.com

About Zenterio

Zenterio develops a standardized, independent software platform for interactive TV.
Its customers are system integrators and TV and STB suppliers. The Zenterio OS enables
faster, cheaper service rollouts to viewers. Zenterio is an international company with
employees from more than 20 countries. Its headquarters are in Stockholm, and its
development center is in Linkoping. The company has sales offices in Prague and Milan.
Zenterio is an unlisted company and is mainly owned by private investors. Visit:


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