Allente Integrates Google Common Broadcast Stack On Android

Nordic pay TV provider Allente has become one of the world’s first operators to complete Google Common Broadcast Stack integration on an Android TV Operator Tier set top box (STB).

The project was completed in six months through collaboration with Kaon Media, NagraBroadcom3SS and Google itself.

Hybrid Kaon BCM72180 PVR STBs will be available in Q3 2021 to Allente’s subscribers numbering over 1 million, with Nagra Media CAS, Broadcom 72180 SoC and 3SS UX technology. Kaon STB middleware is fully integrated with the Android TV software stack to enable new pre-certified Android TV capabilities, such as custom over-the-air update, among others, further accelerating the introduction of new features.

Google created its standardized Common Broadcast Stack (CBS) to accelerate Android TV OS deployment worldwide. Announced in October 2020, CBS will enable more TV viewers to access the latest app-rich services. Such software designed for STBs and other TV devices enables playing and recording of digital TV broadcast signals. Objectives include easier and faster integration for hybrid Android TV OS devices, accelerated time-to-market, simplified upgrades and reduced overall total cost of ownership. Additionally, CBS is collectively optimized through Google’s wide-ranging tech partner network.

“We congratulate Allente for becoming one of the first operators in the world to leverage the Common Broadcast Stack, and in working closely with world-class technology partners, elevating the digital entertainment user experience for consumers,” commented Matthias Puschmann, strategic Android TV partner development manager at Google.

You might also like...

Broadcaster D2C Requirements For The 2020s - Part 2

The first part of this article explained the set of requirements that appear in the most modern OTT Services from broadcasters launching their own App-based services in the 2020s. Here we inspect those requirements in the two broad areas of…

US Open Golf Puts Spotlight On Latency And Scale For Live Streaming

Every big global sporting event exerts stress on streaming infrastructures and challenges providers to deliver further improvements in the viewing experience as demand and traffic levels go on increasing. The 2022 US Open Golf Championship in Brookline, Massachusetts, is particularly under…

No Sign Of Innovation Slowing At NAB 2022

Covid-19 may have changed the course of broadcasting but has not slowed its development, judging from NAB 2022, the first major industry show with a physical presence since before the pandemic.

Broadcaster D2C Requirements For The 2020s - Part 1

Most national broadcasters in developed countries have app-based OTT services, many of which have been in place for over a decade. Less-developed national broadcasters still rely on YouTube, Social Media platforms, or their own websites to deliver OTT content to…

2022 NAB Show Review, Part 2

With fewer exhibits and smaller crowds, the 2022 NAB Show aisles were easier to navigate and exhibitors had more time to speak with visitors.