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OTT and TV platforms, content protection, and advanced data provider Viaccess-Orca has entered into a collaboration with Technicolor to simplify the delivery of the increasingly popular Android TV systems.

VO TechnicolorSTBUnder the terms of the partnership, VO's DRM solution and its secure VO Player have been integrated on Technicolor Sapphire STBs featuring an Android operating system and Broadcom 7271 chipset in full compliance with the TV Input Framework (TIF).

By combining Technicolor STBs, VO DRM, and the VO Player, the partners claim that pay-TV operators gain a fully integrated Android TV solution that is easy to deploy and that provides the highest security levels for premium video content protection. Furthermore, by making the plug-in for its DRM available in the media DRM format, VO believes that it can ensures seamless integration into Android TV platforms and minimises complexity for STB device manufacturers.

“Pay-TV operators are increasingly embracing the Android TV environment because of how immersive and engaging it is,” said Gaëtan Delcroix, vice president, video product unit at Technicolor. “The open and defined approach that VO has taken with its DRM solution significantly decreases integration costs for device manufacturers, enabling us to focus efforts on system on chip specificities and better meet the global demand for Android TV experiences.”

“Thanks to this new partnership, operators can now take advantage of VO's extensive portfolio of security services, such as digital rights management and security renewal, on Technicolor Android TV STBs,” said Chem Assayag, executive vice president of marketing and sales at Viaccess-Orca. “The end result is that viewers around the world can enjoy premium video content from Hollywood studios they desire on Android TV.”