How Proximus built a best-in-class TV platform using Android TV Operator Tier

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Sébastien Leblanc (Proximus), Matthias Puschmann (Google), Fabien Battini (Technicolor), Pierre Donath (3SS), John Moulding

About this talk

-- Why and how Proximus, Technicolor and 3SS deployed an Android TV Operator Tier next-generation set-top box platform with world-first functionality and maximum operator control. -- This webcast explores the journey that Proximus, one of Europe’s leading IPTV providers, has taken to open up its platform to third-party apps using Android TV Operator Tier. You will hear the rationale behind the decision to become a ‘super-aggregator’ and how the Belgian provider integrates streaming app content into the Pay TV user experience while ensuring its own content remains front-and-centre. Our expert speakers from Proximus, 3SS, Technicolor and Google will discuss: - What Android P – the latest version of Android TV - brings to the party and how much work it takes to stay up to date with all Google’s upgrades - The specifications and architectures on the Proximus V7 set-top box running Android TV Operator Tier - UX choices within the custom launcher, and how this operator TV application interacts with Google services - The role of set-top box software and its relationship with surrounding software and systems - What operators can, and cannot, do within Operator Tier to promote, prioritise and otherwise surface their own content - The Google features that help operators keep consumers on HDMI1 - The content discovery roadmap that includes client-based search, cloud-based search, voice and client/cloud Google Assistant options - The benefits of large-scale apps onboarding - How to manage a best-of-breed vendor community, and Operator Tier time-to-market - Other innovations at Proximus including advanced trick-play, and addressable TV advertising.

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