Independent Analyst and Advisor, Technology, Media and Telecoms
Making yourself the heart of the home
Thursday 28 March 2019
11:20 – 13:20
The set-top box lives on, and we want to know what next-generation hardware must do, the services it can support, the new revenues it could create and the technology it should have onboard. There will be a close look at Android TV Operator Tier, including how you implement a next-generation STB deployment with this open source solution. We explore the relationship between service providers and smart assistants – like how they can create their own ‘assistant’ ecosystem or become part of somebody else’s. Experts will be asked to show how legacy STB populations can be upgraded to a next-generation UX without the need for new hardware – ensuring that ‘nobody gets left behind’.
The future of the set-top box – its role in the smart home
VP Technology Solutions, ARRIS
Imagining the future set-top box
- What will be the new features and services of the future STB?
- Assessing the potential for creating new revenues
- Technology it should have onboard
Chief Product Officer, Vewd
Planning and implementing an Android TV Operator Tier next-generation STB deployment
- How Android TV puts the operator STB at the centre of the home
- Building the complete media and entertainment device with an Android TV operator tier STB
- Partnering with the Google Assistant to deliver the best possible voice UX
- Delivering on the smart home promise with Google, Android and the Assistant
Android TV Partnerships, EMEA, Google
Hindsight 20/20 – Solving UX challenges a year after Android TV launch
- UX findings and experiences – how to build on strengths and solve issues moving forward?
- The high user and usage uptake after launch
- The benefits of being flexible with UX
Director of TV and Broadband, Tele2
The well-known IPTV Platform of Swisscom was built with AOSP. Should we go for Android TV Operator Tier?
- Pros and cons of Swisscom’s award-winning, custom-made IPTV platform which uses Android as the Operating System of their set top boxes
- Considering the vast development advances available today with the new Android TV or Android TV Operator Tier while Swisscom still stays with AOSP
- Elaborating why Swisscom still choose to remain on AOSP
- Uncovering the decision-making process against Android TV Operator Tier at Swisscom
Senior TV Portfolio Manager - Business Operations, Swisscom
Panel discussion: Hardware in the home – the road ahead
- Can Pay TV operators afford to become ‘just’ apps when Amazon and Apple have a growing connected TV device presence, and Apple could buy its way into content?
- Do platform owners need their own digital voice assistant, and how much impact can they have on our lives with a voice remote control vs standalone Echo-style hardware?
- Upgrading deep-legacy STBs to a next-generation UX via software – are there any performance limits, and what are the keys to successful deployment?
- What technologies and/or open source initiatives or standards will help service providers improve Wi-Fi performance and lower the cost of total-home coverage?
- The future set-top box: what technology must be onboard, what new services should it support, and are there new revenue streams to add to the ROI justification?
- What recent innovations or roadmap features on RDK and Android TV will have a significant impact on the lives of platform operators and their subscribers?
- Smartphone companion apps failed to kill the ‘traditional’ remote control – will conversational voice assistants?
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