Uruguayan pay TV operator TCC has announced the launch of Vivo One, its new STB based on the Android TV (Google) operating system. According to information officially reported by the company, the project was implemented by TCC’s local development team and the German company 3 Screen Solutions (3SS). The device has been recently launched, although TCC had already been working on the initiative, as confirmed by Marcelo Coggan, the company’s CTO, during the 2020 edition of Nextv Series South America.
The device is now available for TCC customers, and allows access to the TV channels and on demand content from the company (TCC Vivo) and streaming platforms. TCC customers who get the STB will also be able to access the Android Play Store to download apps, including YouTube, Spotify, Amazon Prime Video, and others.
‘At TCC we are working on creating a solution based on a device that allows us to integrate the entire content consumption experience. We understood that TCC should unify, in a simple way, the consumer experience for clients. The streaming world is here to stay in areas such as series and movies, while in others, such as sports, the experience continues to be better in the traditional TV world’, reported Javier Ruete, CEO at TCC. The executive also explained that the solution created in partnership with 3SS ‘is designed so that it can be integrated by any operator in Latin America that has a similar content distribution vision to ours’.
Some of the features available in the new Vivo One include the option of making catch-up to watch content already broadcast; the ability to send content from a cell phone or PC to the TV screen using a Chromecast; access 4K content, move the device, and others. In addition, those TCC customers who get the new STB will have access to HBO’s premium package for free for two months; and even the ‘Cine Independiente’ pack, which brings together more than 100 VOD titles, which are updated monthly. The offer is valued at UYU 195 (USD 5) per month.