Sweden’s largest cable operator Com Hem has launched a new Android TV UHD-4K Hybrid set-top box, powered by 3 Screen Solutions.
The STB employs 3SS’s 3READY Android TV Client with custom launcher.
Com Hem has developed both the hardware and the user interface software together with partners such as Google, Technicolor and 3SS.
3READY enables users to incorporate and customise content configuration, user features and branding.
“For Android TV expertise, no one else comes close to 3 Screen Solutions, so our choice was clear” said Com Hem Group CTO Thomas Helbo.
“Moreover, as the project progressed towards deployment and launch, the 3SS team powerfully demonstrated their software engineering excellence, deep understanding of distribution networks, and their design creativity as they helped bring all these elements together, delivering both game-changing efficiencies and next-generation viewing experiences,” he added.
3SS engineered 3READY to have a high level of automation, including the ability to perform systematic A/B testing. Com Hem also took advantage of 3READY’s A/B testing, combined with usability testing, to fine-tune its new EPG based on direct feedback from a sample group of subscribers.
“To be entrusted by Com Hem to deliver its new Android TV platform is a huge honour,” said Kai-Christian Borchers, managing director of 3 Screen Solutions.
“We are especially proud that 3READY is offering millions of Swedish consumers a unique new viewing experience, one which breaks all the old rules and transforms the user’s ability to find the content he or she wants.”