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Apr 18, 2016

Sky selects Qt for Sky Q home entertainment system user interface

High performance, rich graphics and cross-platform support are key factors

Helsinki – 18 April 2016 – The Qt Company has announced that the Qt cross-platform application and user interface (UI) development framework has been deployed by Sky in its newly launched Sky Q home entertainment system. Qt’s ability to support the development of feature rich, visually appealing UIs and to deliver native performance on multiple hardware platforms has been fundamental to its adoption by Sky.

Sky is Europe’s leading entertainment company, serving over 21 million customers across Italy, Germany, Austria, the UK and Ireland. Sky Q is the company’s next generation home entertainment platform that delivers Fluid ViewingTM. This enables customers to access content across multiple screens and devices, in and out of the home. For example, customers can pause recordings in one room, and pick up where they left off on another TV or tablet.

The most important factors in selecting a UI development framework are its ability to create beautiful, compelling and intuitive user controls and the ease with which these can be implemented by the developers. Qt delivers in both these areas, enabling rich graphical features to be created that execute at high speed, regardless of the hardware platform. Furthermore, Qt’s cross-platform nature means that, having been developed on one platform, an application can easily be deployed on other platforms with minimal effort.

Juhapekka Niemi, Executive Vice President – Sales & Business Development, The Qt Company, commented: “Sky has created an awesome next generation home entertainment system with Sky Q and we are proud that Qt has been key part of this solution. Today, because of smartphones and tablets, consumers expect slick graphics, fast response and portability; these are exactly the benefits that Qt facilitates with unique blend of QML and web technologies that no other technology solution can provide.”

About The Qt Company

The Qt Company, a subsidiary of Digia Plc. (NASDAQ OMX Helsinki exchange -DIG1V) is responsible for Qt product development, commercialization and licensing under commercial and open-source licenses. Used by around 1 million developers worldwide, Qt is a C++ based framework of libraries and tools that enables the development of powerful, interactive and cross-platform applications and devices. Qt’s support for multiple desktop, embedded and mobile operating systems allows developers to save significant time related to application and device development by simply reusing one code. Industry leaders such as Navico, ABB, Pitney Bowes, Thales, Michelin, Magneti Marelli and Sennheiser power their products with Qt for their in-vehicle devices, industrial automation applications and mission-critical systems. The Qt Company operates in China, Finland, Germany, Korea, Norway, Russia and USA. Code less. Create more. Deploy everywhere. To learn more visit

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