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Android TV, Jio trigger turbulence for India’s set top scene

An Android TV operator tier set top turned up at Dish TV India last week, with all the headlines talking about incorporating OTT video content alongside other bells and whistles such as gaming capabilities and voice control. But the DTH operator and a host of local news outlets are only telling half the story. Dish TV fundamentally has no means of delivering a two-way connection and therefore is either leasing fixed network lines from smaller suppliers or, more likely, simply offering an internet-capable set top for consumers to hook up to a third-party network. Dish TV eventually responded to Faultline’s queries, describing a hybrid device with linear channels delivered via the operator’s traditional DTH network, while OTT video services can…

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