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Comcast snuffs Metrological Android TV plans with hush takeover

How apt that as Comcast commences its European beachhead through Sky, that the US giant should steal the headlines at Europe’s largest TV trade show IBC by snapping up local Dutch app developer Metrological Media. While the move is indicative of increasing US media dominance, Comcast has acquired a gem of a vendor with a revered team capable of boosting RDK recognition in Europe while also defending the ranks against Android TV’s belated invasion into the US. Presumably the acquisition signals the end of Metrological’s exploration into the Android TV operator tier arena, as the company told Faultline Online Reporter at last year’s Amsterdam event that it would be “stupid not to be looking at building an Android TV operator…

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