German multiscreen software provider 3 Screen Solutions (3SS) was selected by Canal Digital to design and develop a customised set-top box front end and user interface (UI) for the Nordic TV platform operator’s next generation Ultra HD satellite and OTT platform, OnePlace.
OnePlace is now live, delivering entertainment via satellite and OTT to viewers in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland with design, development and integration provided by 3SS. Canal Digital announced the news that it would use Android TV last September.
“We are proud and happy to provide OnePlace to our customers in the Nordics, with its unique user experience combining both linear and on-demand content tailored in a personalised way. OnePlace is based on Android TV, and the open ecosystem will ensure future innovation to the benefit of our customers,” said Tone Krohn Clausen, Canal Digital Chief Product & Digital Officer.
With OnePlace, Canal Digital subscribers can use an array of special features alongside Google’s Android TV feature set. The UI developed by 3SS comprises features such as seamless user experience between linear satellite, streamed and on-demand content, presenting all channels in one single channel array, personalised to each customer, integration of a backwards EPG for catch-up content and access to Canal Digital’s VOD content base of movies and series.
Further features include full recording capabilities via hard disk for all linear content, harmonised search across all available sources, including third party apps from Android and recommendations, Google Cast support, integrated Google Play Store and Google Assistant enabling voice control and unified search across all apps with prioritised operator results.
Kai-Christian Borchers, Managing Director at 3SS, said: “Android TV is bringing a revolution to TV, empowering service providers to realise unprecedented business opportunities to attract and engage viewers with capabilities and content they love. We are very proud to have been entrusted by Canal Digital to deliver the next generation of service offerings to subscribers across the Nordic countries.”