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Vewd hires Google’s former head of product for Android TV

Smart TV software provider Vewd has appointed Sascha Prüter, former head of product for Google’s Android TV, as chief product officer.  At Google, Prüter led product and engineering efforts for Android TV and worked directly with smart TV manufacturers, OTT providers and pay TV operators to help establish the platform globally. In his new role […]

NTV+ launches Android TV app and ups 4K UHD line-up

Russian pay TV operator NTV+ has launched as an app on Google’s Android TV platform. The first release of the app enables subscribers to pause and rewind live TV and access catch-up content, enabling them to view shows that have aired and that are included in their subscription over the past 24 hours. Subscribers can […]

Vewd OS for Android TV debuts

Technology outfit Vewd has debuted an Android TV operator tier launcher. Vewd OS for Android TV operator tier will provide a homescreen managed from the Vewd cloud, along with an OTT application environment and EPG. Vewd said that its homescreen experience for Android TV operator tier is designed to designed to provide a cinematic, video-first […]

Altice France launches OTT TV with new Android box

Altice France/SFR has launched a new Android TV OTT box to enable users to access its premium content on any TV set, whether they are existing SFR customers or not. The Connect TV de SFR box is to be sold for €69, initially via SFR’s own retail outlets, with online sales to follow. The box […]

IHS Markit: 70% of TV shipments to be smart sets in 2018

The global unit-share of smart TVs is expected to reach 70% of all TV shipments in 2018, up from 45% in 2015 and 64% in 2017, according to IHS Markit. The research firm said that global TV shipments are recovering in 2018, with shipments up 3.5% to 223 million units thanks to price erosion from […]

Oregan launches SparQ middleware for Linux and Android TV

Digital TV software and services company Oregan has launched the latest version of its advanced set-top box client middleware solution, SparQ, aimed at legacy Linux set-top boxes and Android TV. Oregan said that the open standards-based offering resolves the differences between the current security and performance requirements of modern-day TV services and the hardware capabilities […]

PCCW Media launches new OTT TV platform with Android TV box

Hong Kong-based telco PCCW’s entertainment arm PCCW Media has launched a new OTT TV platform, Now E, offering a mix of Asian drama series and movies and sports, that is available on a range of devices including a new Android TV box. The service includes content from partners such as HBO, MOViE MOViE, Now Baogu, […]

Wind Hellas launches TV service with Zappware

Greek alternative telco Wind Hellas has launched its planned multi-screen TV service, Wind Vision, using technology provider Zappware’s turnkey service. The Android TV-based service – the first such offering in Greece – which was presented by Wind Hellas chairman and CEO Nassos Zarkalis at an event yesterday, includes access to Netflix as well as domestic […]

Com Hem looks to OTT SVOD as ‘next step’ in convergence strategy

Swedish cable operator sees OTT TV as a “natural next step” to extend its reach following the launch of a box-less subscription video-on-demand offering in April. Com Hem, which saw its TV base fall in the first quarter, highlighted both its launch of its advanced TV box and a new OTT SVOD service as evidence […]

Com Hem launches Netflix-integrated TV Hub

Com Hem has launched TV Hub, an Android TV-powered platform that combines linear TV with on-demand and streaming services and is high dynamic range (HDR) and 4K compatible. TV Hub lets users navigate between linear TV channels and play services and can be customised with apps downloaded from the Google Play store. The remote also […]

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