Android TV strengthening its market position in Poland
Fri 08, 02 2019
Key Polish VOD apps now available on Android TV.
According to S&P Global Market Intelligence, Poland is becoming top European market for OTT TV. The research found that 81% of internet users in Poland were watching streamed video on connected TV sets, comparing to 79% in the UK, and 74% in both Sweden and Germany. Such a big demand could not go unnoticed by the leading VOD players on the Polish market – Player.pl and PLAY NOW, who decided to expand their presence to new connected TV platforms.
Player.pl, operated by Discovery, Inc. is one of the most popular streaming platforms in Poland, engaging over 3M users monthly. It offers vast library of live channels, as well as tVOD/sVOD content, including HBO, Canal+ and own production series, available on multiple platforms: from Web (HTML5), mobile (Android & iOS) to connected TV sets (Samsung SmartTV & LG WebOS). The new Android TV app was launched in April 2018 after only two months of development.
PLAY NOW, operated by P4 (PLAY), the largest MNO in Poland, offers an instant access to 50+ live channels, along with catch-up TV content and VOD library for over 14M subscribers. The platform offers ruch features, like cloud-based nPVR, timeshift, start-over on multiple end-user platforms: Web (HTML5), Android (with Chromecast support) and iOS. The AndroidTV app was launched in March 2018.
Both described above platforms are running on top of redGalaxy, a cloud OTT solution developed by Atende Software, which enables content providers and carriers to develop their online presence and monetize video. redGalaxy offers cutting edge content monetization features, like dynamic ad insertion and in-stream object detection. It consists of all in-house developed modules required to run your own Internet TV platform: CMS, CDN, transcoders, DRM systems, easily customizable portal and apps (Android, iOS, Android TV). redGalaxy’s Android TV app can be deployed in two scenarios – either as a regular app available in Google Play or on dedicated STBs (with custom launcher), allowing operators to customize the look and feel of the OS and position their content better.
You can check Atende Software products and much more on the x-dream-distribution booth G24 at BVE 2019 in London from 26-28 February.
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