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MobiTV and Echostar partner on Android set-top box

Mobile TV and video-on-demand technology specialist MobiTV has partnered with set-top box maker Echostar and semiconductor manufacturer Marvell on an Android-powered set-top.

MobiTV’s digital rights management (DRM) agent and media player will now be integrated into Echstar set-top boxes using Marvell’s Armada 1500 family of HD media processors, the firms announced at IBC.

“The light-weight Android set-top box will be crucial to the next evolution of true TV everywhere in and out of the home. Our efforts with Marvell and EchoStar enable delivery of secure, premium content via the latest Android set-top boxes. By providing a comprehensive, integrated set-top box solution, we are helping cable, satellite and broadband providers decrease their time-to-market and capitalise on emerging multiscreen revenue opportunities,” said Charlie Nooney, CEO of MobiTV.

Mark Jackson, president of EchoStar Technologies added: “By integrating MobiTV’s DRM solution on a deeper layer, we’re able to provide our customers superior security assurance, while also delivering an optimal digital viewing experience with minimal upfront costs.”