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Google names Pace, Sagemcom, Technicolor and Telecom Italia as Android TV partners

Android tvGoogle has announced a wide range of new device and telco partners to provide Android TV-based devices and services.

Google has announced that Hisense, TCL and a number of other smart TV manufacturers will produce Android TV devices, along with pay TV set-top manufacturers Pace, Sagemcom and Technicolor.

Google has also confirmed that operators KDDI of Japan and Telecom Italia are using Android to power their pay TV services.

Telecom Italia offers its own TIM Vision service, providing catch-up and on-demand services on multiple devices for €5 a month, and TIM Sky, its partnership fro Sky combining pay TV and broadband for €39 a month. It has also struck agreements with Mediaset and Netflix to distribute their services over its network.

Cable operator KDDI has already said that its Smart TV Box is powered by Android.

Google has also announced that Disney Movies Anywhere has joined Android TV, along with Showtime, CBS All Access and HBO Now in the US.