Mirada, provider of products and services for digital TV operators and broadcasters, has officially announced this last October 26th the commercial launch of its Android TV Operator Tier with custom launcher for Mexican operator Izzi (Televisa). Android TV-based STBs with Mirada’s software will be commercialized by Izzi Telecom as a new premium product, branded as izzitv smart’.
As officially reported by the company, ‘through Mirada’s custom launcher for the Android TV Operator Tier, Izzi’s subscribers will be able to enjoy live and on demand content, with the advanced features of Iris, in addition to the advantages that come with the Android environment, including access to Google Play Store and applications such as Netflix and YouTube and the built-in Chromecast’. For the project, Mirada has partnered with Google for Android TV integration; Verimatrix for CAS; and nre premium STB manufacturers, including Skyworth and ZTE.
‘At Izzi, we are always looking to have innovative products. We are convinced that our izzitv smart offer is the best video experience available in Mexico. Our interface has all the content that users want in a single device, adding the best of linear TV, video on demand, apps, games and Android TV functionalities. It also includes the possibility of using voice commands to operate the device, which is an innovation in the Mexican market’, said Izzi’s CEO, Salvi Folch.
Mirada’s CEO, Jose Luis Vazquez, has also expressed himself on this new initiative: ‘We showcased our Iris launcher for Android TV Operator Tier at various international trade shows last year, and we are delighted with the interest it has received so far. With the recent launch of our Android TV solution in Spain and several other projects currently underway, we are delighted to be able to announce this commercial launch with the leading Mexican operator and our long-term client, Izzi’, he said.
In addition, last week, Televisa has officially announced that it will offer Disney+, which is scheduled to launch this month in Latin America, as an ‘additional service’ for Izzi subscribers, as confirmed by Salvi Folch in a conference with analysts.