Bringing Android TV To Indie Service Providers


From the NCTC’s Independent Show

ORLANDO — Media and entertainment tech firm Amino and Innovative Systems have teamed up to bring to market an integrated Android TV managed service offering. This is poised to bring a wider variety of content to a diverse population of subscribers.

The tech combination can provide a carrier-grade system with a modern user experience for linear and streaming content while supporting legacy Pay TV infrastructures, giving independent service providers a cost-efficient, competitive edge, the companies state.

The Amigo 7X features Amino Engage, a SaaS management tool that manages and supports all Android TV devices and apps to improve quality of service and experience.

“When integrated with Innovative’s Innostream MG-TV IPTV and OTT solutions, the managed service is a complete solution with everything required for an integrated OTT and Pay TV service that is easy for operators to deploy, support, and offer the advantages of Android TV,” the companies claim.

Amino Group CEO Donald McGarva says, “The demand for a managed video service has never been stronger, particularly in the North American market. Being able to offer a robust TV-as-a-service for Android TV is filling a major gap for independent operators and their subscribers. We have already seen considerable adoption of our Android TV solutions and this integration with our long-time partner Innovative Systems will further expand our reach.”

The InnoStream integration includes the latest Engage Service Management capabilities that are especially beneficial to independent operators, such as managing firmware/software updates and streamlining customer support with innovative features like the virtual remote control.

Furthermore, Amino’s established device distribution network, particularly in North America, provides a reliable supply chain that guarantees customers have products when they require them. Innovative Systems is the most deployed middleware of small and mid-size video operators in North America because, according to their customers, “It just works.”

“We are fortunate to bring this managed Android TV solution to our customer base with Amino as it meets their needs on several levels,” said Scott Sobolewski, VP of Sales at Innovative Systems. “It attracts and retains subscribers because the user interface feels familiar and easy to use. Having a managed device in the home reduces the operational expenses for the operator and provides exceptional customer service. This is clearly a win-win partnership.”

— Reporting by Kelly Foster

Innovative Systems (booth #416) and Amino (booth #232) are each at the NCTC’s Independent Show in Orlando, which concludes Wednesday (7/27).


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