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Altibox taps Technicolor and 3SS for Android TV deployment

Norwegian service provider Altibox, which also operates in Denmark, is to deploy Technicolor’s Android TV-based  JADE set-to box, with a customized launcher from technology provider 3SS.

Technicolor has teamed up with 3SS for the implementation. The latter is providing its 3READY Android TV framework, enabling Altibox to offer subscribers a branded custom launcher and UI on OTT and IPTV. Altibox will utilise A/B testing and unified app management control via 3SS’s 3READY Control Center.

Altibox has opted to launch a customised version of the JADE box containing next generation, 16nm silicon, incorporating new technology standards including AV1 decoding. The 4K Ultra HD box comes with a quad-core processor and Bluetooth 5.0 technology.

“Altibox is doubling down on its commitment to provide our customers with the most current and exciting high-quality services. The growing popularity of streaming media, online gaming and other emerging services has had a major impact on the role of customer premises equipment (CPE) in meeting the consumer requirements for connected home experiences in Norwegian and Danish households. That is why Altibox has teamed up with Technicolor Connected Home – the market leader in Android TV STB deployments – to meet these high standards,” said Tor Morten Osmundsen, CEO of Altibox.

“We are excited to enable Altibox to reap all the benefits of Android TV through the proven combination of Technicolor hardware and middleware together with 3READY,” said Pierre Donath, 3SS’s chief product officer.

“Altibox has spent the past two decades establishing itself as the premier provider of high-end video services to some of the most sophisticated consumers in the world. As a result, Altibox is among the fastest growing network service providers in the region. In response to the rising popularity of Android TV, Altibox will begin deploying Technicolor Connected Home’s JADE STB to meet demand for a new generation of digital entertainment services over the course of 2020 and beyond,” said Christian Lefebvre, SVP, video product unit, Technicolor Connected Home.