By Simon Trudelle, Senior Product Marketing Director, NAGRA
While the current Linux-based hybrid STBs have been able to provide satisfactory services in most cases, the emergence of Android as an operating system for hybrid STBs and as a platform for smart TVs is changing the broadcast-OTT service game.
OTT TV services are increasingly important to pay-TV service providers as they deploy multiscreen offerings to complement their core services and compete more effectively with Internet-based rivals. But delivering them to consumer electronic (CE) devices such as PCs, tablets, smartphones, video game consoles, and smart TVs presents several significant challenges regardless of the operator’s network type – whether telco, cable, or satellite – or streaming protocols like MPEG DASH. These include keeping control over device platforms themselves, over content security and over the overall TV experience–which can be best achieved through the implementation of a secure video player.
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