Advanced Television


Premium-grade STB security extends to BYOD via Counterspy innovation announced by Verimatrix, Beacon and Amlogic

Verimatrix has announced general availability of the its customisable anti-piracy defensive countermeasures and threat intelligence built inside Android TV set-top boxes from Beacon, integrated with Amlogic. Traditional set-top box security leverages operator-issued hardware with protected pre-shared keys, securely linking identified customers. This is no longer the norm, as consumers have multiple ways to consume content, […]

September 6, 2023

Garmin to expand satellite SOS business?

Traffic and destination mapping business Garmin is rumoured to be planning to work with Google to expand its satellite-based SOS telephony market. One report says that Garmin and Google are talking about using Google Messages and its text option on Garmin’s Response services for satellite-based emergency SOS connections. Garmin’s existing emergency service taps into Iridium’s […]

August 30, 2023By Chris Forrester

Evolution Digital, OpenSync partner on Android TV Integration

Evolution Digital announced that its EVO FORCE 1 STB, powered by Android TV, has been integrated with OpenSync, the fastest growing open-source framework for the home network. This integration  brings intelligent Wi-Fi statistics, network insights and diagnostics from Plume’s Frontline back-office tool. EVO FORCE 1 claims to be the first Android TV STB to make […]

March 29, 2023

3SS partners with TELUS

3 Screen Solutions (3SS), a specialist in software for set-top boxes (STB), smart TV and multiscreen entertainment announces partnership with Canadian communication technology company TELUS to launch a new, next-generation TELUS entertainment service, based on the Android TV OS. The next-generation entertainment service offers over 400 channels, over 80,000 On Demand assets, and includes many […]

March 7, 2023

Vodafone expands European collaboration with Google

Vodafone is to expand its European collaboration with Google within the Vodafone TV platform, mobile messaging and Pixel devices. The expanded agreement between the companies will enable Vodafone customers to access new messaging experiences through the adoption of Google Jibe Cloud to power Vodafone’s use of Rich Communications Services (RCS). The agreement will also introduce […]

February 21, 2023

Portugal: NOS enables virtual group watching

NOS is the first operator in Portugal to launch a feature that enables the watching of TV programmes in a group, in a virtual room. Available in the NOS TV App, Group View allows NOS TV subscribers to invite up to four other waccounts and simultaneously watch a TV programme, while being able to talk […]

February 10, 2023From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Bloomberg launches Bloomberg Originals

Bloomberg Media launched Bloomberg Originals, a new brand for streaming original video programming – cinematic documentary-style deep-dives, talk shows, live events and video podcasts. Under the new tagline, “Business as you’ve never seen,” Bloomberg Originals features series exploring climate change, technology, finance, sports and more. “On the heels of 20 per cent growth in video […]

February 2, 2023

Device management in Android TVs: Trends to watch

We’re nearly at the end of 2022 – and the smart TV arena wars are heating up. Android TV, in particular, is finally living up to its potential to shake the market. Outside of the Asia-Pacific region, Google’s smart TV operating system is now the third-largest platform. Even more impressively, Android TV managed to accomplish […]

November 14, 2022

SDMC, iWedia collaborate on 4K Android TV Hybrid STB

SDMC, an Android TV solution provider, and iWedia, part of the ZEGi group and world-class provider of software solutions for connected TV devices, have announced their collaboration on developing a 4K Android TVTM hybrid set-top box, targeting to deliver a complete set of Live TV business solution to the market. The jointly developed solution is […]

November 9, 2022

SDMC partners with NAGRA and Amlogic

SDMC, an Android TV solution provider, together with NAGRA, a Kudelski Group company and independent provider of content protection and multiscreen television solutions, and Amlogic, a fabless semiconductor company and system-on-a-chip (SoC) provider, have jointly launched an ultra-secure Android TV Solution leveraging NAGRA content protection technology for pay-TV operators. The joint end-to-end solution is based […]

November 9, 2022