Cablenet Rolls Out Amigo Android Set Tops

Cypriot cable company Cablenet has started roll out of Amino 7XC Android TV set top boxes (STBs) to its cable and fibre customers.

Driven by the Amino OS, the 7XC hybrid STB will deliver Cablenet’s latest TV services through an extended, enhanced and fully certified version of Android TV fully compatible with the operator’s infrastructure. Cablenet will also use Amino’s SaaS platform called Engage for OTT app management.

The Amino 7XC and its software were chosen to help converge OTT and cable via Android TV into a coherent hybrid service. Amino says this provides a contemporary Android TV user experience for accessing linear or streaming content over hybrid networks, merging cable, multicast IPTV and OTT content with a single programme guide and modern UX.

“Cablenet, primarily a cable operator until recently, was at the crossroads when it started rolling its FTTH services,” said Amino CEO, Donald McGarva. “The TV service was being delivered to customers through legacy cable STBs until that time, that did not support IP, ABR and DRM technologies. As a result, it quickly became apparent that alternative ways should be investigated that would allow it to continue offering a reliable and high-quality TV service minimizing investments on the optical infrastructure.”

AminoOS is an ‘operator ready’ package providing the extra functionality required for an Android TV service to deliver all the capabilities operators need to succeed in today’s markets, according to the company.  Driven by the Amino OS, the 7XC hybrid STB will deliver Cablenet’s latest TV services through an extended, enhanced and fully certified version of Android TV fully compatible with the operator’s infrastructure. Cablenet will also use Amino’s SaaS platform called Engage for OTT app management.

The Amigo 7XC and its software were chosen to help converge OTT and cable via Android TV into a coherent hybrid service. Amino says this provides a contemporary Android TV user experience for accessing linear or streaming content over hybrid networks, merging cable, multicast IPTV and OTT content with a single programme guide and modern UX.

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