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iWedia to Release STAGE, an Operator Tier Android TV Launcher
[September 11, 2018]

iWedia to Release STAGE, an Operator Tier Android TV Launcher

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, September 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --

iWedia, a leading provider of software components and solutions for TV devices to service operators and Consumer Electronics manufacturers, today announced the release of STAGE, an Operator Tier Android TV Launcher.

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STAGE is a modern Pay TV User Interface (UI) for Android TV STB compliant with Google's Operator Tier specifications. It provides a live TV oriented STB UI (featuring service list, content list, zapping banner, EPG, PVR, etc.), gives access to VoD & catch-up TV, apps and games, as well as to search, promotions, and recommendations.

It is available for pure OTT STB as well as for hybrid STB where is makes use of the Android TV Input Framework (TIF) and creates a unified service list.

It is a white label UI designed to be easily customizable, brandable and skinnable to fulfil the operator's specific UI requirements.

"Google's Operator Tier specification allow the TV operators to own the STB UI and to use it to deliver their brand and universe to their subscribers and to prioritize content, channels, and recommendations," says Dejan Popov Tapavicki, Product Manager at iWedia. "We have designed STAGE as the ideal starting point for them to achieve that quickly and efficiently."

STAGE has already been chosen by several operators which are preparing the launch of their services for the end of the year or the beginning of next year.

iWedia will demonstrate the product at IBC 2018, which is being held in RAI Amsterdam from Friday, September 14th through to Tuesday, September 18th. iWedia exhibits in hall 5, stand B40.

About iWedia 

iWedia provides software components and solutions for TV devices to service operators and consumer electronics manufacturers. Its mission is to deliver the software products and services needed by its customers to adapt constantly to the ever-changing requirements of the digital TV markets. In addition to stand-alone components giving support to DVB, ATSC, ARIB, ISDB-T, HLS, DASH, VidiPath, DVB>IP, MHEG-5, HbbTV, CI Plus, DTCP-IP, TR-069, etc., iWedia offers a range of complete solutions for zappers, connected receivers, Smart TVs, as well as for OTT and IPTV boxes. Dubbed Teatro, these solutions are available for RTOS, Linux/HTML, and Android/Java and are pre-integrated with leading service and delivery platforms, CA/DRM systems, and chipsets. Alongside its products, iWedia delivers efficient and scalable software integration services performed by an experienced team used to enable rapid deployments of high volume consumer electronics devices. iWedia is headquartered in Switzerland with development labs in Belgrade and Novi Sad, Serbia, and sales and support offices in Brazil, France, Germany, and Thailand.

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Media contact:

Hervé Creff
VP Marketing, iWedia


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