Android TV


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 […]

Canal Digital taps Conax to secure Android TV service

Nordic pay TV operator Canal Digital has tapped Kudelski Group-owned Conax to provide content security for its new OnePlace Android TV-based advanced TV service. Canal Digital is using Conax to secure its new Android TV-based box, which is now available to its subscribers. Conax said its solution for Canal Digital is based on a strict […]

Canal Digital launches next-gen Android TV box

Nordic pay TV operator Canal Digital has launched its Android-based next-generation TV service for satellite customers, OnePlace. The OnePlace Android TV-based set-top box will provide access a range of TV and streaming services, catch-up content, on-demand movies, series and games and apps. The commercial launch follows a press launch at the end of January. Canal […]

Canal Digital taps 3SS for Android-based next-gen TV platform

Nordic pay TV operator Canal Digital has tapped 3 Screen Solutions (3SS) to design and develop a new set-top box user interface for its new combined Android TV-based UHD satellite and OTT platform, OnePlace. OnePlace is now available to Canal Digital subscribers in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland. 3SS’s UI is based on the Android […]

Android TV adoption still at an early stage

Only 1% of European TV pay TV subscribers are currently using Android OS-powered set-top boxes, according to research by Dataxis, with about 40 pay TV service worldwide having deployed Android TV-based platforms through the third quarter. Despite the relatively now numbers, the research group believes that Android TV will gain traction both with operators and […]

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