Bouygues Telecom taps iWedia for Bbox 4K

French service provider Bouygues Telecom has been working with TV technology provider iWedia to develop and deploy its new Bbox 4K HDR set-top box.

Bouygues Telecom tapped the tech outfit for its Android TV custom launcher.

The Bbox 4K HDR, which provides Wi-Fi connectivity, Bluetooth remote control, Google-enabled voice search and Dolby Digital audio, also includes integrated Chromecast and cloud-based recording with 100 hours of recording time made available to customers.

iWedia has been the software provider and integration partner for IPTV services for Bouygues Telecom since 2015. For the latest-generation box, it turned to iWedia once again foxr the middleware integration of Android TV.

The project required integrating, testing and validating the Android TV software tailored for Bouygues Telecom with a new chipset from a new hardware supplier.

Herminio de Faria, IPTV STB Director, Bouygues Telecom said, “We have enjoyed a long-standing partnership with iWedia going as far back as 2015 and the launch of our first Android TV set-top boxes. It was an easy decision to work with them again on the next evolution of our STB solution. I am proud that with this successful launch, Bouygues Telecom continues to be at the forefront of digital TV technology in France and has established with iWedia’s expertise the pathway for new user acquisition and subscriber retention.”

Hans-Jürgen Desor, CEO, iWedia said, “Working on such a complex project as this requires very close collaboration with the team at Bouygues Telecom. We are humbled that Bouygues Telecom continues to trust iWedia to deliver on its vision to provide state-of-the-art solutions. Through the course of the past decade, operators worldwide have recognised iWedia as a valuable partner in a rapidly changing industry and a provider that brings both world-class software products and professional system integration services to the table.”

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