Company CTO to give talk at IBC Content Everywhere Hub on maximizing opportunities in a real-world operator environment through the Google TV platform
Amino, the global media and entertainment technology solutions provider, has announced that it will show how its unique ‘Operator Ready’ Android TV offering empowers pay-TV operators to cost-effectively deliver modern TV experiences at IBC 2018 in Amsterdam September 14-18.
Leading Amino’s Android TV team at the show will be Mark Evensen, the company’s Chief Technology Officer and a leading global expert on the deployment of the Google platform. Evensen will discuss how Android enables pay-TV operators to deliver TV experiences in line with the major trends reshaping the modern television and video landscape when he presents a talk entitled "From 'operator tier' to 'operator ready' – maximising Android TV in a real world operator environment” at the Content Everywhere Hub theatre in Hall 14 at 3pm on Friday 14 September.
“Android TV is the fastest growing pay-TV environment globally, providing a smart and efficient way to give operators an advantage over competitors in the drive to meet the expectations of today’s connected consumer,” Evensen says. “Not only is Android TV enabling pay-TV providers to deliver new TV experiences, but it is also having a significant impact on their businesses – stemming churn, boosting revenues and attracting new subscribers.”
On its stand at IBC (#14.D26), Amino will demonstrate how Android TV is transforming operators’ ability to quickly deploy leading-edge features such as voice control, multiscreen delivery, federated search, personalized UX and the latest apps. Amino will showcase its ‘operator ready’ Android TV solution, an extended and enhanced version of the Google platform that integrates with an operator’s existing infrastructure and networks – while providing multicast and real time streaming protocol support, along with a service assurance platform and Google certifications.
Evensen adds: “Key to truly ‘operator ready’ Android TV is additional specialist backend support to upgrade and integrate multiscreen and traditional pay-TV functions – which is where our expertise, advice and innovative technology comes in.”
Demonstrations will highlight Amino’s ability to ensure Android TV compatibility with different supplier systems through AminoOS, its software solution for deploying and managing connected devices. The Amino team will also demo its ability to provide end-to-end Android TV integration via the AminoTV multiscreen video platform – and will discuss how its world first end-to-end Android TV deployment with Finnish pay-TV operator DNA Oyj provides a real-world example of this.
In addition, the company will showcase Android TV solutions employing managed devices (the subject of a recent Evenesen blog), which can be a branded, affordable one-stop route for operators looking to enable advanced features such as:
• Preloaded streaming services such as YouTube TV, Sling TV and Pluto TV
• Access to the Google Play store with more than 150 premium over-the-top (OTT) video services
• Pre-packaged advanced user experience functions such as voice control, search and content recommendations
Evensen says Amino’s background as an IPTV pioneer is a big draw for operators looking for the best technology solutions partner for an Android TV deployment: “Our capability, based on 20-plus years deploying IP video and TV services, enables us to offer pay-TV providers the right advice on how they can make ‘operator ready’ Android TV a reality. It is the quickest and most cost-effective way for many operators to offer the advanced features and functionality consumers are looking for in a multiscreen, multidevice media and entertainment world.”
To book an appointment to talk to Mark Evensen or other members of the Amino team about Android TV, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Notes for editors
Mark Evensen is one of the world’s foremost experts in the deployment of Android TV, speaking extensively at events and working with providers on pioneering deployments. Evensen is a true innovator in IP video and personal TV services. Having launched many industry firsts, he is not shy about taking a leading role when it comes to innovation. Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Entone Technologies, he assumed the role as Amino’s CTO following the acquisition of Entone by Amino in July 2015. Previously, Mark had been Entone’s Vice President of Product Development since 1999 and, prior to that, served as General Manager of Technology Development of Cable & Wireless (now PCCW). Mark also launched the world’s first personal TV services at TV Answer.
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