Technicolor Connected Home Teams Up with 3SS to Provide Altibox Subscribers with an Optimized Viewing Experience on the Jade Set-top Box.
Atlanta, February 26, 2020 – Technicolor (Euronext Paris: TCH, OTCQX: TCLRY), known as Vantiva, announces that Altibox — the provider of premium broadband, IPTV and VoIP services in Norway and Denmark — will deploy the high-end Android TV Jade set-top box (STB) solution from Technicolor’s Connected Home Division to its subscribers.
This is the latest development in Technicolor Connected Home’s ongoing commitment to leveraging open and innovative technologies for network service providers (NSPs) around the world. The ultimate goal is to help NSPs deliver seamless connectivity and premium entertainment experiences to consumers by creating best-in-class CPE and partnering with the most ingenious companies in the connected home ecosystem.
“Altibox is doubling down on its commitment to provide our customers with the most current and exciting high-quality services. The growing popularity of streaming media, online gaming — and other emerging services — has had a major impact on the role of customer premises equipment (CPE) in meeting the consumer requirements for connected home experiences in Norwegian and Danish households. That is why Altibox has teamed up with Technicolor Connected Home — the market leader in Android TV STB deployments — to meet these high standards,” said Tor Morten Osmundsen, CEO of Altibox.
Technicolor is partnering with 3SS to meet the high expectations of consumers in this region. 3SS has been chosen by Altibox to optimize the viewing experience of its new Android TV services by deploying the powerful 3READY Android TV framework, which enables them to offer subscribers a branded custom launcher and UI on OTT/IPTV. Also, Altibox will benefit from A/B testing and unified app management control via 3READY Control Center.
“We are excited to enable Altibox to reap all the benefits of Android TV through the proven combination of Technicolor hardware and middleware together with 3READY,” commented Pierre Donath, 3SS Chief Product Officer.
Altibox has opted to launch a customized version of Jade containing next generation, 16nm silicon, debuting the latest technology standards such as AV1 decoding. This 4K Ultra HD benefits from a powerful quad-core processor and will be Bluetooth 5.0 certified once the product is available for Altibox’ subscribers.
“Altibox has spent the past two decades establishing itself as the premier provider of high-end video services to some of the most sophisticated consumers in the world. As a result, Altibox is among the fastest growing network service providers (NSPs) in the region. In response to the rising popularity of Android TV, Altibox will begin deploying Technicolor Connected Home’s Jade STB to meet demand for a new generation of digital entertainment services over the course of 2020 and beyond,” said Christian Lefebvre, Senior Vice President Video Product Unit, Technicolor Connected Home.
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Altibox has delivered internet, TV and telephone services over fiber-optic cable since 2002. The headquarters is located at Mariero in Stavanger. Altibox delivers services to more than 600 000 households. The national and independent survey EPSI shows that Altibox have the most satisfied broadband and TV customers in Norway ten years in a row.
For over a decade, 3SS has been delivering world-class software solutions to service providers and technology innovators to bring video to any screen. 3SS is an acknowledged leader in system integration, app development, UI/UX design innovation and solution architecture. 3SS designs and engineers bespoke front end and back end platforms for major operators and broadcasters worldwide to make customer experiences easier and more personal. The 3READY entertainment ecosystem offers a Product Framework for Android TV + Multiscreen that empowers service providers to cost-effectively fast-track next-generation TV service launches on all devices. 3READY Control Center enables unified customer experience management of all apps: Operators can market-test content, features and branding, and optimize the subscriber experience in real-time. 3READY Assistant enables maximum operator control and branding as well as cross-device actions and conversational experiences. 3SS’ customers include major satellite, cable, IPTV, OTT and mobile TV operators, including Swisscom, Com Hem, Canal Digital, Proximus, Vodafone Kabel Deutschland, Stofa, Liberty Global (UPC, Unitymedia), SES, Eutelsat, TCC, O2/Telefonica. Broadcast customers include ProSiebenSat.1, Joyn (ProSiebenSat.1/Discovery), Super RTL, n-tv, Blockbuster and Viacom, among others. www.3ss.tv