Speaking in a presentation at the Connected TV World Summit, he added that there was no question of Tivo being replaced, with it still continuing to be used by the remaining 40% of subscribers.
In examining the possibilities for the box, Helbo said that Com Hem had looked at Turn Key, RDK and Android. It concluded that Android was the best option as it is flexible, standards based and multiscreen enabled.
The main features of the Android TV set-top box are DVB-C/T, Multicast IP, OTT, Ultra HD, PVR optional for Boxer and third party app integrations.
The box received Com Hem’s board approval this February and will be launched in Q4, with a major commercial push in the market being scheduled for the first quarter of 2018.