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Proximus picks Technicolor Connected Home for new STB

Belgian operator Proximus partnered with Technicolor Connected Home to deploy its new ‘Proximus Pickx’ V7 decoder.

The new set-top-box is equipped with the Android P operating system which allows access to both Proximus’s pay TV service along with apps such as YouTube, Netflix, Spotify and Disney+. Technocolor said that the platform will allow network service providers (NSPs) to easily integrate new applications and services, with a goal of helping operators to create premium entertainment experiences for consumers.

The platform is also based on 3SS’ 3READY Android TV solution based on Android TV Operator Tier, which Technicolor added “empowers Proximus to make the most of its Android TV deployment delivering engaging, personalised services across content sources.

Thierry Demoor, head of digital products and solution platforms at Proximus, said: “The Proximus Pickx decoder is a first in the European connected home landscape. Proximus has moved into the Android Operator Tier enabling new innovative features that create personalized experiences for Proximus subscribers. The new decoder offers a highly curated experience and guides the user through an ever increasing library of content. The Proximus Pickx decoder perfectly blends OTT offers like Netflix and Disney+ with live, replay and on demand content from contracted content providers. This is the latest demonstration of Proximus’ commitment to its new brand promise: ‘Think Possible.”

Mercedes Pastor, SVP for the Eurasia Customer Premises Equipment Business Unit at Technicolor Connected Home, said: “We are keen to have an extended partnership with Proximus to enrich the entertainment offer in this market. Android TV offers the flexibility to incorporate new services with a fast time to market enhancing the customer experience for the users. This deep collaboration brings a best-in-class product for the consumer and the expertise gained through the Technicolor leadership in this technology segment.”