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Android TV Operator Tier carves through US

Android TV is now approaching full throttle after five years of negligible impact following the 2010 launch of its ancestor, Google TV. It could be a case study of how powerful companies can resuscitate a failing project or strategy by listening to their potential customers and it was the Operator Tier version that finally started lifting Android TV’s fortunes from 2016, with initially a few poster child deployments in Europe and Asia Pacific. These included Swedish cable company Com Hem and Vodafone Australia, but this still left Android TV shut out of tier 1 accounts and also the US, where the alternative RDK platform radiating initially out of Comcast had gained traction among the leading MSOs. At one stroke, Android…

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