Android TV Apps STB STB Innovation UEX

Customer Premise Equipment and Open Source STB Innovation

Wolfson Theatre May 17, 2017 2:40 pm - 3:55 pm

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Thomas Helbo
Martin Conan
Darren Fawcett
Stefane France
Edward Corn
John Moulding
Jon Williams

Session moderator: John Moulding, Editor-in-Chief, Videonet 

This session will address the growing importance of open source STB innovation including Android TV and other proprietary solutions. It will also look at other ways to drive cost down of display equipment used for ‘traditional’ TV services.

14:40   Insight: Open source software:  Innovating the UEX and increasing value for consumers and operators

  • Deciding the open source solution that will meet your immediate and long-term set-top box requirements
  • What you need in order to deliver a great ‘out of the box’ experience while maintaining security, reliability and consumer trust
  • How open source supports UEX innovation – and other opportunities to increase value for consumers and operators.

Darren Fawcett, VP Technology Solutions International, ARRIS


14:50   Developing an independent casting technology for the Pay TV market

  • Why Orange developed its own ‘casting’ technology and how it enables Pay TV at lower cost without remote controls
  • The impact of our HDMI casting dongles – the Sosh Pay Lite ‘TV Key’ in France and the ‘Stick Orange TV’ in Romania
  • How you ‘cast’ television from tablet and smartphone apps, and what it means for the user experience

Martin Conan, Director of HDMI Dongle & OTT Box, Orange


15:05   The benefits of using Android as your set-top box platform

  • The Android options including Android Open Source Project (AOSP) and Android TV
  • Why the set-top box is a priority for Android and how the platform is evolving
  • Working with Android: What you can expect from Google and hardware partners

Edward Corn, Strategic Partner Development Manager – Android TV EMEA, Google


15:15  Deciding between proprietary STB middleware and different open/shared source options

  • How we compared feature sets, cost of ownership and project team demands for proprietary middleware and open source options
  • Comparative analysis of different open/shared source approaches – what is the process and who can make it easier for you?
  • How an open/shared source future would change the way we work, the CPE skills we need long-term, and where we direct our internal coding efforts.

Thomas Helbo, CTO, Com Hem


15:30    Panel: Using CPE to make yourself indispensable and exploit new market opportunities

  • What CPE innovations will have the biggest impact on how much Pay TV is watched at home by 16-24s, looking ahead three years?
  • What new services and functions will help make Pay TV and broadband providers indispensable at home, and what CPE is needed?
  • How can Pay TV and broadband providers reduce costs and increase innovation when developing customer premise equipment?
  • Does Pay TV need a more diverse CPE portfolio to exploit new market opportunities: HDMI dongles, Wi-Fi extenders, soundbars…
  • Does the subsidy model give service providers the best opportunity to bring innovations like premium Wi-Fi and digital assistants to the mass-market?

Moderator: John Moulding, Editor-in-Chief, Videonet
Thomas Helbo, CTO, Com Hem
Stéfane France, Head of the Expert Community Solutions for Content Services, Orange
Darren Fawcett, VP Technology Solutions International, ARRIS
Jon Williams, Managing Director, Pixsan Digital Software Ltd – A Zodiac Company