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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 that they have enjoyed control over for too long – welcoming the eventual 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 road maps, 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…

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