By Jonathan Easton
Xperi has announced the launch of Vewd OpX for Android TV Operator Tier.
The announcement, made at IBC 2022, comes after Xperi acquired Vewd in a US$100 million deal at the beginning of July.
The new version of the cloud-managed operator-grade set-top box (STB) experience that integrates pay TV services with OTT content will be made available as a custom launcher and TV app for Android TV Operator Tier STBs.
Vewd OpX is based on a flexible set of UX modules, and can be used as a custom launcher, TV app, and to customise the Android TV standard setup wizard. Its framework can be tailored by operators to create a specific experience, including branding, configuration, custom views, and special integrations.
Senior vice president, product management for Vewd, Sascha Prüter said: “Android TV is increasingly popular as an OS for pay TV set-top boxes, and with this new implementation we’re excited to simplify operators’ path into the Android TV world.”
Vewd OpX has already been deployed by US operator Evoca for its NEXTGEN TV service. Of this partnership, Prüter said: “Evoca has been a valued customer since 2021, when Vewd OpX was rolled out on Evoca’s Scout receiver. This latest deployment on Android TV demonstrates the flexibility of Vewd OpX in enabling operators to deliver a consistent user experience across OS platforms and to manage all variants via a unified cloud management system.”