Technicolor Connected Home has announced the deployment of next-generation Android TV set-top boxes to the Italian operator TIM.
They’ll be used for the reception of linear and on demand services including Netflix, Amazon, Infinity, Disney+ and DAZN.
The boxes are based upon Technicolor Connected Home’s JADE platform which includes Wi-Fi 6 and Android 10 as well as ready to add on accessories such as personal video recorders or far-field voice.
“The past year and a half has elevated demand for new high-end entertainment experiences in the home. To meet rising consumer expectations, Technicolor Connected Home is leveraging Android TV’s open platform to provide easy access to services offered by a growing array of content and entertainment providers. Moreover, Android TV enables network service providers (NSPs) to aggregate applications and services while providing a unified experience to subscribers,” said Mercedes Pastor, senior vice president, Eurasia, Technicolor Connected Home..
In addition, the STB integrates the nanoCDN technology, the most advanced multicast Adaptive Bit Rate (mABR) solution from Broadpeak — a Technicolor Connected Home HERO Partner.
“Italian consumers will be able to seamlessly move from “live” to “time-shift” modes across TVs and mobile devices in the home without compromising the viewing experience. Multicast ABR ensures optimal QoE for live viewers by avoiding congestion and reducing latency during peak hours,” says Jacques Le Mancq, President and CEO at Broadpeak.
As part of this deployment, Technicolor Connected Home will also roll out a software upgrade to enable access to new services for existing customers in TIM’s current installed base.