iWedia’s Teatro-3.5 for Android TV ported to latest HiSilicon STB SoCs

Saturday, September 10th, 2016 
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iWedia’s Teatro-3.5 Software Solution for Android TV STB Now Available for the Latest HiSilicon’s Family of STB Chipsets

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — iWedia, a leading provider of software solutions for TV devices to service operators and Consumer Electronics manufacturers, today announced that its Teatro-3.5 software solution for Android TV STB is available for the latest family of STB chipsets from HiSilicon Technologies Co., Ltd., a worldwide leading company providing silicon solutions for digital home, communications and wireless terminals.

The announcement was made at IBC 2016, which is being held in Amsterdam from Friday, September 9th through to Tuesday, September 13th. Both HiSilicon (hall 2, booth C30) and iWedia (hall 5, booth B40) exhibit at the show where the integrated solution will be demonstrated.

The Hi3798/Hi3796 series of chipsets includes Hi3798M V100, Hi3796M V100, and Hi3798C V200. It provides solutions for entry-level through high-end FHD/UHD HEVC STB. It features an advanced security engine integrating a Trusted Execution Environment (TEE), a Secure Video-Path (SVP), and forensic watermarking technologies. All security requirements are fulfilled to protect the system both in static and running modes. The security engine protects the power on and boot processes, the OS kernel loading, the middleware launching, and the app/UI execution.

Teatro-3.5 is a complete software solution for STB operated by Android TV. It is based on iWedia’s ANDROID4TV framework which extends Android TV with broadcast and multicast Pay TV functionalities implemented as input modules of the Android TV Input Framework (TIF).

Teatro-3.5 is available ported on various STB based on HiSilicon chipset, integrated with various Conditional Access Systems (CAS), and connected to various service delivery platforms and content delivery networks.

The UI/UX of Teatro-3.5 consists in a 2D-animated live TV app called C-More Live. This system app listed by the launcher is fully compliant with Google design principles and gathers all the features of a regular STB app: zapping banner, service list, grid EPG, PVR and Time Shift.

“With Teatro-3.5 Pay TV service providers can get the best of Android TV while delivering alongside their own legacy Pay TV services,” says Nikola Teslić, CTO at iWedia. “The latest STB chipsets from HiSilicon constitute a perfect platform for hosting this solution and we are very pleased to have achieved this porting”.

“With the availability of Teatro-3.5 on our Hi3798/Hi3796 series of chipsets and in leveraging iWedia’s integration services capabilities we help our STB OEM customers to bring a better Time-To-Market to Pay TV operators wanting to take the Android TV track,” says Liu Zhiyang, General Manager of STB Chipsets at HiSilicon.