Xperi has announced the launch of Vewd OpX for Android TV Operator Tier.
With this version, Vewd OpX — a cloud-managed operator-grade set-top box (STB) experience that integrates pay-TV services with OTT content — is made available as a custom launcher and TV app for Android TV Operator Tier STBs. The solution has successfully been deployed by the US operator Evoca for the delivery of its Nextgen TV service, making it the first Android TV Operator Tier launcher on an ATSC 3.0 platform. Vewd OpX continues to be available for global operators and hybrid TV applications leveraging European broadcast standards such as HbbTV as well, and this latest expansion shows the continued growth of the product.
Commenting on the development, Sascha Prüter, senior VP, product management for Vewd, said: “Android TV is increasingly popular as an OS for Pay-TV set-top boxes, and with this new implementation we’re excited to simplify operators’ path into the Android TV world.
“Evoca has been a valued customer since 2021, when Vewd OpX was rolled out on Evoca’s Scout receiver. This latest deployment on Android TV demonstrates the flexibility of Vewd OpX in enabling operators to deliver a consistent user experience across OS platforms and to manage all variants via a unified cloud management system”.
Mitch Weinraub, VP of product management at Evoca, added: “For our service built on the ATSC 3.0 standard, we needed a robust, flexible solution for customizing the user experience on Android TV set-top boxes.
“Vewd OpX fulfils Google’s requirements for the Android TV Operator Tier, enabling easy content discovery and consumption across broadcast and OTT channels, apps, games and more using our new receiver, called Pilot.”