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ARRIS has announced wins for its global expansion aspirations, with recent deals with HBO Latin America, Liberty Global in Germany, Sky Italia and Stofa in Denmark.

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It also continues to diversify its set-top portfolio with the joint development of new consumer entertainment solutions with Freesat in the UK.

"We're gaining steady momentum in the international market by responding quickly to the evolving needs of our service provider customers and consumers around the world ," said Steve McCaffery, president and MDr, International Business Operations Group, ARRIS. "Our customers appreciate the diversity of solutions that we offer, and our latest design wins attest to our leadership and expertise in helping them deliver tomorrow's entertainment and broadband experiences."

Liberty Global has deployed the ARRIS E6000 Gen 2 platform to power its DOCSIS 3.1 launch in Germany; and Sky Italia will upgrade its consumer STBs to hybrid models from ARRIS to comply with new European Commission energy efficiency regulations. Stofa meanwhile chose ARRIS vManager to accelerate its deployment of Gigabit services across Denmark.

ARRIS also will combine linear, OTT, on-demand and app-based video technology for the direct-to-consumer market in the UK.Freesat – hasselected ARRIS to develop its first subscription-free, 4K UHD/HDR video devices. Each of the four planned devices can deliver 4K satellite TV, and may also stream OTT services like BBC iPlayer, Netflix and YouTube. This agreement represents the first line of ARRIS products for the UK retail channel. It's also the first KreaTV device for DVB-S2.

The company said that while these devices will be available in UK retail outlets beginning in 2019, there are also plans to expand into other markets across Europe.