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TDS Telecom turns to Evolution Digital for Android TV deployment

US telco TDS Telecom has partnered with Evolution Digital to deploy the latter’s eSTREAM 4K Android TV set-top to its customers.

TDS serves nearly 1,000 rural, suburban and metropolitan communities across the US.

eSTREAM 4K is an Android TV set-top box that enables viewers to access a range of third-party applications. The vendor’s eDM SaaS cloud-based solution will support TDS’ full-scale deployment, with the telco also taking advantage of eDM’s APK software update capabilities. 

TDS is the latest telco to deploy an Android TV solution from Evolution Digital, with the vendor’s customers including Liberty Latin America, Blue Stream, Cincinnati Bell, Grande, Metronet, RCN, Midco, Blue Ridge and Service Electric Cablevision. 

Marc Cohen, EVP Marketing and Sales at Evolution Digital, said: “We are very pleased to partner with TDS to offer subscribers a best-in-class IPTV device that’s designed as a one-stop shop for all of the customer’s video services. As the popularity of streaming 4K UHD content, online gaming and other services continues to grow, customer premise equipment has increasingly had a larger role in meeting the consumer requirements for connected media experiences. 

“Our Android TV offering, coupled with eDM, facilitate both enhanced customer satisfaction and streamlined OPEX, as operators like TDS can now avoid time and money spent towards truck rolls, equipment replacement and blind, reactive troubleshooting.”

Ken Paker, Senior Vice President of Information and Network Technologies and CTO at TDS, said: “We are excited to work with Evolution Digital to provide our customers with the best products and innovative solutions to deliver a new way of enjoying their favourite video content. We are confident in Evolution Digital’s experience in the development of its 4K Ultra-HD Android TV set-top, and we look forward to expanding our footprint through the proven combination of Evolution Digital hardware with TiVo middleware.”