Serbia-based service provider United Group plans to expand on its hybrid broadcast-Android TV offering by adding a pure IPTV box, a small form-factor dongle option and an Android TV-enabled smart TV, according to United Cloud business development manager Mladen Mijatovic,
Speaking at the Connected TV World Summit in London yesterday, Mijatovic said that United Group-subsidiary SBB’s EON Android TV offering, said that the group planned to to develop an all-IP set-top to complement its existing hybrid DVB-IP box. The move will reduce the cost of boxes deployed by eliminating the need for DVB and conditional access integration.
Mijatovic said that the group would also roll out an Android dongle and planned to launch an Android-enabled smart TV.
“We want hardware-neutrality and we want products that are OEM-independent,” he said.
The current EON 4K Android TV box comes with Nagra’s Conax content protection.
United Group operates under the Telemach brand in Slovenia, Montenegro, and Bosnia and Herzegovina, and as SBB in Serbia.