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Allente partners with KAONMEDIA for Android TV service STB

Allente has launched its new cross-platform aggregated Android TV service which uses a hybrid set-top-box provided by KAONMEDIA. The deployment – developed in just six months – represents a collaboration between Allente and KAONMEDIA, NAGRA, Broadcom, 3SS and Google. The service will first be introduced in Sweden, with a phased rollout across the rest of the Nordic region this year.

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Allente – a Nordic Pay TV platform – has launched its new cross platform aggregated Android TV service in Sweden, with a phased rollout planned for the rest of the Nordic region this year. The service uses a hybrid set-top-box (STB) provided by South Korean connectivity device manufacturer KAONMEDIA, for satellite, IPTV and OTT reception. The STB integrates KAON middleware with NAGRA CAS, Broadcom 72180 SoC, and is based on next-gen 3SS user experience technology. According to Allente, the deployment was developed in just six months thanks to close collaboration between the companies.

The set-top-box’s middleware is fully integrated with the Android TV software stack, enabling new pre-certified Android TV capabilities. Among these is Custom Over-The-Air Update which the company says “accelerat[es] the introduction of new appealing features”. Allente has also said that PVR functionality will be rollout with the deployment later in 2022.

The move represents the latest collaboration between Allente and 3SS. The Nordic Pay TV operator’s first 3SS enabled satellite and OTT service – OnePlace – was launched by Canal Digital in 2018. This new deployment adheres to the “SAFe” (Scaled Agile Framework) – a practical experience-based software development framework, brought to Canal Digital first by 3SS.

Kai-Christian Borchers, Managing Director of 3SS said, “In making its super-aggregated service available to consumers in so many ways, Allente is yet again demonstrating its abiding commitment to providing a superior entertainment experience to all subscribers, on satellite, OTT and IPTV. Allente is at the vanguard of technological innovation and customer focus, and we are extremely proud of our long and ongoing partnership.”

Jon Espen Nergård, CTO of Allente said, “We’re very excited to now offer our next-generation service to subscribers via satellite, IPTV and OTT streaming. We thank our amazing partners KAON and 3SS, and all our technology collaborators, in helping us provide our customers with a rich array of content, including their favourite apps, all wrapped in a world-class 3SS-enabled experience and delivered on KAON’s powerful STB.”

Tom Buhl, Executive Vice President of KAONMEDIA commented, “We congratulate Allente for going live with its next-gen TV offering, which is bringing a truly advanced service, abundant with top entertainment, to viewers across the Nordic region.”

Allente was established by a merger of Canal Digital and Viasat Consumer in 2020, and is owned 50/50 by Telenor Group and NENT. It provides TV and broadband services to over a million customers in Norway, Finland, Denmark and Sweden.

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