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GO Malta taps Amino for Android TV-enabled OTT offering

Maltese service provider GO Malta has tapped set-top software provider Amino to deliver AminoOS-powered Amigo 7X devices and Amino Engage software for its new Android TV-based OTT video services.

Android TV enables GO Malta to provide consumers with a combination of scheduled TV services and OTT services, allowing it to integrate streaming apps, update the UI and brand the UX.

The Amigo 7X device provides GO Malta with a customised GO button on the remote control to take viewers direct to their defined Android TV experience.

Additional features that Amino has enabled, include branded Android TV boot screens and launcher background images that are dynamically changed by the Amino Engage software, amongst others.

Amino said that GO Malta will manage the Amino devices through Engage to reduce operating costs and to reduce truck-rolls and customer calls, while adding new functionality and proactively managing the customer experience.

“Amino enabled us to launch interactive services running on Android TV while migrating viewers from DTT to OTT. Thanks to the expertise of Amino, this complex demanding project has been incredibly smooth. Our viewers are already responding very positively to the new advanced experience that we are providing them,” said Kelvin Camenzuli, chief digital officer, GO Malta.

“Amino’s expertise in Android TV, including handling the certification with Google, means that we can make sure that our customers can easily update their services, and do it efficiently and fast, with exciting features like a GO Malta button on the remote, taking customers straight to the OTT services,” said Donald McGarva, Amino Group CEO.

“Amino’s experience in making Android TV ‘operator ready’ ensures that GO Malta customers get great OTT video services and the operator can reduce OPEX; a real win-win.”