Canal Digital chooses 3SS for Next-Gen Android TV User Interface

FEBRUARY 13, 2018 by Z.K.

German 3 Screen Solutions (3SS) announces that it was selected by Canal Digital to design and develop a customized set-top box front end and UI for the operator’s next generation UHD satellite and OTT platform, OnePlace.

OnePlace is now live and delivering next-generation entertainment via satellite and OTT to viewers in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland thanks to a solution provided by 3SS.

Tone Krohn Clausen, Canal Digital Chief Product & Digital Officer, said: “We are proud and happy to provide OnePlace to our customers in the Nordics, with its unique user experience combining both linear and on-demand content tailored in a personalized way. OnePlace is based on Android TV, and the open ecosystem will ensure future innovation to the benefit of our customers.

3SS’ front end is at the heart of Canal Digital’s UHD STB based on Android N. 3SS has designed and engineered numerous Android TV based service platforms for customers worldwide. At both IBC 2017 and CES 2018, Google showcased 3SS’ front end in its Android TV platform offerings for major operators.

With OnePlace, subscribers now benefit from Google’s rich Android TV feature set like Google Cast support, the Google Play Store and Google Assistant enabling voice control and unified search across all apps with prioritized operator results.

Kai-Christian Borchers, Managing Director at 3SS, commented: “We are very proud to have been entrusted by Canal Digital to deliver the next generation of service offerings to subscribers across the Nordic countries. Android TV is bringing a revolution to TV, empowering service providers to realize unprecedented business opportunities to attract and engage viewers with capabilities and content they love.”