Thailand, Android TV Summit – 8 November 2022 – iWedia S.A, part of the ZEGi group and world-class provider of software solutions for connected TV devices, and INNOPIA, a leading provider of media streaming products to the international Telcos and Pay TV operators, today announced that iWedia’s Android TV Custom Launcher will feature in Innopia Technologies’ Android TV-based set top boxes (STBs).
The Android TV Custom Launcher is a white-label solution from iWedia which features STAGE – a modern User Interface (UI) with multiscreen capability over all platforms. STAGE is compliant with Google’s operator tier program, easily brandable and skinable for quick deployment. The solution is able to scale to the needs of operators from OTT to Hybrid Functionality. Its pre-installed Value-Added Services (VAS), which include third party OTT integration, targeted advertising, video overlays, IoT and smart home features and personalization, enabling operators to drive greater value for customers and enjoy enhanced revenues.
iWedia’s Android TV Custom Launcher also features the Live TV Application, which is one of the most popular applications among end users. The Live TV app features an EPG guide, channel list and parental controls. On its launch, major new features include branding options for TV brands, with customisable look and feel; Rich metadata (optional add-on); Voice Control with Google Assistant; Deep linking with streaming services and seamless integration with Google TV.
Thanks to iWedia’s fast launch program, INNOPIA’s operator customers can enjoy the best time to market for their products with pre-defined product categories, from as it is to full customization, middleware abstractions, a white label version for more rapid deployment and a tailored version for more specific product launches. With pre-integrated and continuous seamless support through SLAs, iWedia’s fast launch program is the only way for operators and STB OEMs to efficiently accelerate market deployment.
Hans-Jürgen Desor, CEO, iWedia, said “It is a pleasure to be working with Innopia on this exciting project. Thanks to iWedia, INNOPIA’s STBs will feature a host of new features for end users, which will enable operators to provide much greater value and the opportunity to boost their revenues. They will also be able to get products to market in a much shorter timeframe – which is invaluable for commercial success.”
Dr. Heewon Park, the president of INNOPIA, said “We are delighted to be collaborating with iWedia to incorporate its Android TV Custom Launcher into our Android TV STBs. Our customers will be able to enjoy a range of innovative new features through their smart connected devices, which will drive a huge number of benefits for our operator customers. Not least the ability for them to deploy smart connected devices to the market so quickly.”
INNOPIA Technologies Inc. of Seongnam, based in the Republic of Korea, is a specialist in STB development based on decades of experience in global Pay TV STB industry with highly skilled engineering resources. INNOPIA has been supplying STB and OTT devices to global Pay TV and Telco operators in Europe, APAC, Korea market, and also actively working on next-generation STB development integrating Sound bar, 5G CPE, Vision AI display and modular IoT hub. INNOPIA will deliver the right solution for international Telco operators and Pay TV service providers’ future driven requirement.