Technicolor Skips Ahead With New Technologies

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September 09, 2016
The popularity in OTT streaming and Android devices have coincided to prompt the creation of Android-specific STBs.
  • Technicolor’s MediaPlay SKIPPER is the industry’s first Android TV™ set-top-box.

New advances in smart TV technology are emerging that enable operators to not only provide their full Pay-TV package but also extend services – via customer premises equipment (CPE) – to online content demanded by consumers in a convenient and secure manner.

NAGRA has recently certified the industry’s first Android TV™ set-top-box (STB) – Technicolor’s MediaPlay SKIPPER. The STB integrates the capabilities and security features of traditional CPE offered by service providers, with the ability to deliver convenient – and secure – access to a wide array of over-the-top content and online services, such as next-generation TV apps for Android™.

“We are really bridging two worlds,” Delcroix says.  “In the world of the open devices like a smartphone, you can install many apps on the device. In the more traditional world of the set-top box, we have devices designed to deliver broadcaster content that must be delivered in a highly secure manner. NAGRA-certified CPE bridges these two worlds, making it possible for service providers to offer consumers broader content choices in a highly secure manner.” 

Technicolor will be demonstrating the MediaPlay SKIPPER STB at its technology suite during the IBC 2016 conference in Amsterdam September 9 – September 14, 2016.

Read the full Q&A on Technicolor's view on the consumer entertainment marketplace here.