iWedia and DMT partner for UHD IPTV/OTT hybrid STBs Running Android TV

Digital Multimedia Technology Co., Ltd. (DMT), a leading manufacturer of Pay-TV Set-Top Boxes (STB), and iWedia, a leading provider of software solutions for TV devices to service operators and Consumer Electronics manufacturers, today announced the availability of a common offering for UHD IPTV/OTT hybrid STB running Android TV.

The offer is made of iWedia’s Teatro-3.5 STB software solution for Android TV running on DMT’s UHD IPTV/OTT STB.

The announcement was made to coincide with the opening of TV Connect 2016, which is held in London (ExCel) from Tuesday, April 26th through to Thursday, April 28th. Both DMT (stand #31) and iWedia (stand #115) exhibit at the show where the integrated solution will be demonstrated.

DMT’s STB is a 4K / Ultra High-Definition (UHD) IPTV/OTT hybrid STB. The STB is based on the Broadcom BCM7252S STB system-on-chip and is equipped with 2GB of RAM and 8GB of Flash. It supports HDMI 2.0, RCA, S/PDIF, USB (x2), Ethernet, and Wi-Fi connectivity. A DVB attachment (S2/C/T2) is proposed as an option.

Teatro-3.5, a software solution for Android TV STB, implements iWedia’s ANDROID4TV framework and APIs to extend Android TV with broadcast and multicast Pay TV functionalities exposed as input modules within the Android TV Input Framework (TIF).

Teatro-3.5 allows access to live TV (over managed IP networks, OTT, and over DVB), on demand and catch-up services, recording and time shifting features, as well as to Android TV apps and to Google services (including Google Play Store, Google Play Movies & TV, and YouTube).

“We designed our STB to be an easy and elegant answer for the transition to 4K contemplated by Pay TV operators,” noted KW Lee, CTO of DMT. “By combining iWedia‘s Teatro-3.5 software with our UHD IPTV/OTT hybrid STB we provide a one-stop-shop state-of-the-art solution to IPTV operators which choose the Android TV eco system,” he added.

“We are delighted to have performed the porting of our Teatro-3.5 STB software solution for Android TV on top of DMT’s STB,” said Sunghoon Kim, VP Sales at iWedia. “Being pre integrated with a STB maker like DMT allows us to bring a better Time-To-Market to IPTV operators looking for a solution for Android TV,” he added