Security specialist Irdeto is partnering with semi-conductor manufacturer and set-top box manufacturer Skyworth Digital to launch a production-ready hybrid STB reference design under Google’s Android TV program.
The aim is to provide operators with a pre-certified, cost-efficient hybrid Android TV platform that reduces launch time by up to six months.
“We’ve seen hybrid Android TV STBs as strategic additions to operators’ portfolio, enabling operators to launch premium services at the speed and cost-efficiency they couldn’t achieve on proprietary platforms,” said Steeve Huin, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, Business Development and Marketing, Irdeto.
The Hoofddorp company’s contribution is Irdeto Armor that ensures the highest levels of security for premium content delivery. Its associated App Watch prevents the use of malicious and pirate apps or add-ons on the STB