Vewd OS arrives for Android TV with focus on Operator Tier

Tuesday, August 21st, 2018
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Vewd OS for Android TV Adds Local Apps, Improves Functionality and Flexibility

OSLO, Norway — Vewd, the world’s largest independent provider of OTT software, today announced Vewd OS for Android TV operator tier, bringing the company’s signature smart TV technology and essential modules to Android TV’s Operator Tier.

Vewd OS enhances Android TV by speeding time-to-market and reducing CapEx with a turnkey experience and extensive product modules that adhere to core Android TV requirements. This extended functionality includes:

  • A complete home screen experience for Android TV’s Operator Tier, designed to provide a cinematic, video-first home screen, completely managed from Vewd Cloud.
  • A complete OTT application environment loaded with key regional and local apps that complement, yet extend, Google Play.
  • A state-of-the-art Electronic Programming Guide (EPG), integrating live broadcast or OTT streaming. The EPG is further enriched with both broadcast and OTT metadata and supports critical features such as “start-over” and “catch-up” in conjunction with the operator head-end.
  • Extensive platform data and analytics available through Vewd Cloud, providing the operator with critical customer behavior information.

Modern monetization features to capture existing and emerging recurring OTT revenue streams.
“Vewd OS for Android TV was crafted to complement existing Android TV features and requirements while giving operators and manufacturers the flexibility and control they require to launch successful market propositions,” said Aneesh Rajaram, CEO, Vewd. “Smart TV manufacturers have relied on us to enhance Android TV since its inception. With Android TV now emerging as an important platform for many operators, we’re proud to provide them with the products and solutions they need to drive success.”

Long considered the software that best completes Android TV, Vewd provides operators complete peace-of-mind around applications. Vewd brings a fully managed app catalog complete with all meta-data, backed by Vewd’s world-class app support capabilities. Operators can even add apps through their own agreements, with Vewd managing all technical relationships, leaving the operator in full control.