Technicolor, a global technology player in the media and entertainment sector, has announced that Australia’s leading pay-TV provider, Foxtel, has integrated Technicolor’s Android TV-based technology into its Foxtel Now box, a next generation hybrid set-top box for its Foxtel Now subscribers.
The Foxtel Now box is an Android TV-based set-top box that offers access to the Foxtel Now subscription video on demand service and includes additional features like built-in Chromecast support as well as OTT access to YouTube and Android TV apps from the Google Play Store. It also features an integrated free-to-air tuner for seamless access to live over-to-air (OTA) content via the Foxtel Now interface. The new Foxtel Now box supports 4K video output for 4K compatible apps and dual-band 802.11ac for best video streaming experience.
Mike Ivanchenko, Foxtel’s Group Director, Product Design and Development, said the Foxtel Now box is part of Foxtel’s continued commitment to deliver the best entertainment experience to its subscribers: “The Foxtel Now box is the next logical step in our entertainment strategy and joins the rest of Foxtel’s set-top boxes in offering an even greater level of flexibility for our customers. We’ve already seen a big surge of enthusiasm in the days following the launch and we’re delighted with the response.Technicolor has been an incredibly valued partner throughout the process of bringing the Foxtel Now box to market in the short couple of months that followed the launch of our Foxtel Now service and we couldn’t be happier having them on board to support the continued roll out of this fantastic new device.”