Technicolor is partnering with Google to bring its Broadcast Stack software into a range of consumer electronic devices.
Technicolor is working with Google to create a common broadcast stack on Android TV devices that supports open architectures with extension capabilities that enable country-specific features; playback and record functionality; program guides and global broadcast standards, including: DVB-T/T2, DVB-C, DVB-S2 and ISDB.
“Households in every region are often frustrated by the need to change inputs when switching from traditional cable and pay TV platforms to the growing number of streaming services that are delivered over the internet,” said Shalini Govil-Pai, Head of Android TV at Google.
The Google Broadcast Stack offers the option to address this challenge by making it possible to scale up production and distribution of Android TV devices that can simultaneously support the delivery of traditional broadcast streams, CAS and OTT services without ever having to leave HDMI 1.
“Until now, NSPs have had to custom integrate CAS capabilities into Android TV devices. This has been a costly and time-consuming process that can require 18 months or more of development and testing before offerings can be brought to market,” said Brian Jentz, Vice President, at the Video Product Unit of Technicolor Connected Home.
Technicolor’s Google Broadcast Stack makes it possible to cut the process down by 50% and reduces the total cost of ownership associated with deploying hybrid devices at scale.