PTV Telecom introduces Android TV set-top box from ZTE

Wednesday, March 20th, 2024 
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ZTE unveils Wi-Fi 6 set-top box, poised for partnership with PTV Telecom

  • ZTE unveils the B866V6H Wi-Fi 6 Set-Top Box, marking a new era of partnership with PTV Telecom in Spain
  • PTV Telecom’s Zapi TV platform, coupled with the B866V6H, promises an enhanced entertainment experience for consumers, supported by ZTE’s commitment to innovation and customer satisfaction

MADRID, Spain — ZTE Corporation (0763.HK / 000063.SZ), a global leading provider of information and communication technology solutions, has announced the deepening of its partnership with PTV Telecom through the introduction of the new STB B866V6H powered by Android TV™. This collaboration promises to bring Android TV™ to consumers in Spain, offering an enhanced entertainment experience with the new device.

PTV Telecom, founded in 1983, is a prominent telecommunications operator in Spain, offering a comprehensive range of services including mobile, FTTH broadband, fixed telephone, and TV services. Notably, PTV Telecom operates its own PayTV business platform called Zapi TV. Zapi TV represents the latest OTT TV Service in Spain, launched on the operator’s multimedia platform, providing users with on-demand content and multi-device access. This innovative TV service is the culmination of collaborative efforts among historical cable operators, tailored to meet the demands of local operators. In support of this ambitious project, PTV Telecom has established the operator’s multimedia platform, demonstrating its commitment to delivering cutting-edge solutions to its customers.

The B866V6H boasts a high-performance Quad-core Amlogic SOC, featuring advanced hardware that ensures efficient video stream decoding, high-speed instruction processing, and support for IPTV/OTT live streaming and VOD services. As a set-top-box with Netflix pre-integrated, the B866V6H offers added convenience for Netflix subscribers, allowing them to access and enjoy premium content provided by the world-leading content provider.

The new device features support for AV1 decoding technology, an open video encoding technology developed by the Alliance for Open Media Video. Serving as an upgrade to VP9, AV1 offers significant video enhancement, achieving a compression ratio improvement of over 30% for 4K UHD content. Leveraging the outstanding performance of ARM Cortex A55 and AV1 technology, the B866V6H is poised to provide consumers with the most advanced audio-visual multimedia experiences available.

With the latest version of Android TV OS, users of the B866V6H can access over 5000 apps and games on Google Play. This empowers end users to enjoy a diverse range of entertainment options, including on-demand episodes and movies through streaming platforms such as Netflix, YouTube, and Prime Video. Additionally, users can indulge in their favorite music and engage in family-friendly gaming for a relaxing time. The B866V6H set-top box enables PTV Telecom to offer a wide array of content choices to end users, ensuring continual delivery of value and satisfaction to consumers.

Moving forward, ZTE remains committed to its core principle of “serving with dedication and being committed to its customers.” The company will collaborate with its customers to explore innovative areas such as innovation STB, Wi-Fi Mesh, and Smart Home, providing high-quality products, efficient delivery, and reliable after-sales support. These efforts will strengthen the long-term cooperation between both parties, enhancing market competitiveness and expanding the user base for customers.

Links: ZTE; PTV Telecom