TIM is rolling out new Android TV set-top boxes to provide Italian households with access to premium services offered by broadcasters and over-the-top (OTT) providers, including Netflix, Amazon, Infinity, Disney+, DAZN, and many others. The STBs are based on Technicolor Connected Home’s JADE platform, which includes Wi-Fi 6 and Android 10 and the ability to add on accessories such as personal video recorders or far-field voice. Technicolor Connected Home will also roll out a software upgrade to enable access to new services for TIM’s existing customers.
“This deployment at TIM is the latest development in Technicolor Connected Home’s ongoing commitment to leveraging open and innovative technologies for NSPs around the world. The ultimate goal is to help NSPs deliver seamless connectivity and premium entertainment experiences to consumers by creating best-in-class CPE and partnering with the most innovative companies in the connected home ecosystem.”
Mercedes Pastor, SVP Eurasia, Technicolor Connected Home, says the deal illustrates the importance of the long-standing relationship between Technicolor and TIM, as the two companies work together to provide Italian subscribers with sophisticated, intuitive and secure digital experiences. She says her company’s STBs enable customers to manage increasingly complex entertainment choices more easily, while the integration of nanoCDN technology – the most advanced multicast Adaptive Bit Rate (mABR) solution from Broadpeak – delivers the quality of service they’ve come to expect.
Jacques Le Mancq, President and CEO of Broadpeak says that his company’s technology will enable TIM’s customers to seamlessly move from ‘live’ to ‘time-shift’ modes across TVs and mobile devices in the home without compromising the viewing experience. “Multicast ABR ensures optimal QoE for live viewers by avoiding congestion and reducing latency during peak hours,” he commented.