Tag: Android TV

Pay-TV Super Aggregation Under Your Watch

Welcome to our blog series about super aggregation and the future of pay-TV. Based on market research and multiple conversations with our customers, we have prepared three blogs to capture and share key insights on how pay-TV operators are developing their super aggregation strategies and how they can differentiate on this new era of media and entertainment. On this first blog, we will focus on why operators must secure and keep watch of their connected platforms to secure their business’ growth and protect their subscriber base.

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Managing piracy and malware – the twin threats to open platforms

The wave of pay TV operators buying into Android TV has turned into an unstoppable tide, but it carries a security risk that pay TV operators have never had to deal with before – malicious apps invading their pristine set top environment. They must balance the latitude offered by the open source approach with the need to finesse the user experience while protecting their ecosystems and business models.

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IBC 2017 Reflections: much the same but different

Another IBC has come and gone. Who would believe it – this year was my 15th in a row! How did it compare? As you’d expect with a mature industry there was much the same, but it was refreshing to see some differences. See if you agree with my reflections?

Comfortably familiar
Walking into Hall 1, you experience that wave of excitement and

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Android conquered mobile, now how about TV?

Crossing the showfloor at IBC 2017 this week will be CTOs of telcos and pay TV providers from Europe and beyond, diligently investigating whether to deploy their service on Android TV. They would be in good company. As of mid-2017, Irdeto reports more than 20 well-known deployments around the world.

Undeniably part of the attraction is the middleware’s support for both broadcast and OTT services.

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