3 Screen Solutions (3SS), a provider of software solutions for set-top boxes (STB) and multiscreen entertainment, and Technicolor Connected Home announce their continued partnership with Tele2 as its Com Hem Tv Hub service upgrades to Android P.
The multiple award-winning service has now become one of the industry’s first major operators to leapfrog from Android N directly to Android P, the latest version of Google’s Android TV Operator Tier offering for service providers.
Com Hem TV Hub was the industry’s first major hybrid Android TV Operator Tier deployment, starting in 2018. Since launch, it has featured a 3SS-designed and deployed UI/UX with Custom Launcher based on the 3READY Product Framework.
“We congratulate Tele2 for its ongoing commitment to innovation, and to providing best-possible experiences to subscribers,“ commented Kai-Christian Borchers, 3SS Managing Director.
“This development is also significant in that it demonstrates that Android TV is future-ready, and that live, deployed services can be upgraded to comply with ongoing Android version updates. This means that operators choosing to base their next-gen TV services on Android TV can be confident that they can offer their viewers all the very latest Android features throughout a service’s lifecycle,” Borchers added.
“Technicolor Connected Home is very excited about our partnership with Tele2. We are proud to be leading the implementation of new Android TV releases and features in the market. Android P introduces additional flexibility for service providers to create applications and customize UX/UI experiences for subscribers. We have integrated these capabilities in our STB portfolio, and this will allow operators to build new revenue-generating business models,” said Mercedes Pastor, Senior Vice President for the Eurasia Customer Premises Equipment Business Unit at Technicolor.
The upgrade was carried out by an integrated team involving Com Hem, 3SS and Technicolor Connected Home, and was optimized through the modern principles of agile development, including SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework).
SAFe is a customer-centric team-based product development framework which is designed to accelerate and optimize major projects. Simultaneous processes, a high level of collaboration and communication among all parties, with a shared, granular deliverables roadmap, ensure everyone is aware of inter-dependencies and all stay abreast of objectives’ status.