3 Screen Solutions (3SS) has found another customer for its 3 Ready Android TV combined with Technicolor middleware and hardware.
It will be used by the operator, which is based in Northern Europe, for its soon-to-be-launched hybrid, next generation service. This will offer users over 100 TV channels and be delivered via DVB-T, DVB-C, IPTV and streaming OTT, all through a single unified back end and Technicolor Pearl STB and middleware.
The operator will also deploy 3 Ready Control Center, a user experienced management tool that provides real-time control over presentation of content, features and branding of all apps from one unified location. As a result, it will be able to easily and efficiently A/B test, adapt and improve their product based on subscriber feedback.
The service will include Google Play Movies integrated with 3 Ready, enabling viewers to explore all the service’s TVOD offerings without ever having to leave the customised operator-branded launcher environment.
Commenting on the development, Mercedes Pastor, president global CPE at Technicolor, said: “Our leading Android TV set-top box portfolio incorporates state-of-the-art technology and is developed to provide a wide range of applications for service providers to deliver to viewers. We complement traditional video features with an ecosystem of partners and our own software solutions to enable smarter video user experiences, far field voice activation, analytics, device management, security and IoT innovations, all of which exponentially enrich the offer to the end user.
“We offer optimised solutions and the best time to market to operators worldwide thanks to the experience and investment associated with our 33 customer references already deployed and thanks to our solid partnership with Google and 3SS. Working with our customers and 3SS is a great opportunity for Technicolor to bring the best next-gen video experiences to markets worldwide and is a significant step forward to consolidating our leadership in Android TV solutions”.
Kai-Christian Borchers, Managing Director of 3SS, added: “With all the ground-breaking features being offered in this major Android TV Operator Tier project, our new Northern European customer is demonstrating its commitment to innovation, and to its subscribers; we are very excited to be collaborating with our close partner Technicolor to help bring next-generation TV experiences to viewers.”
3SS will be at stand 15, MS10 and Technicolor at stand 15, MS 15 at IBC 2019.