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TV providers pin hopes on Android, despite piracy risks

The majority of video service providers are looking to Android TV to play a pivotal part of their future set-top strategies, as the traditional pay-TV players will eventually have to wave goodbye to the closed set-top environments which they have controlled for so long amid the transition to open platforms. According to a report from UK consulting firm Ovum, commissioned by Dutch security specialist Irdeto, 72% of video service providers are considering Android TV or Android Open Source Platform (AOSP) on their set-top roadmaps, while 63% say Android technologies are the most likely to be deployed on their new lines of set-tops. However, there should be some cause for concern that more respondents believe their organizations will roll out Android…

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