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    New Android-based set-top box combines broadcast TV and online video — Tech News and Analysis (click for full article)

    by Janko Roettgers - Sept. 8, 2014

    SUMMARY: A new breed of TV services could cater to cord cutters by combining over-the-air broadcast TV with live streaming and on-demand programming. The hardware for this kind of service is already being built.

    -- Israel-based video startup Vidmind is getting ready to unveil the second generation of its Android-based set-top box at IBC this week, and the device comes with a twist: Vidmind is selling its box to generation of internet-centric TV operators, offering them a combination of broadcast over-the-air TV and online streaming.

    Vidmind’s first major customer is Russia’s TVzor, a new TV operator that was launched by the local consumer electronics retailer Trellas this summer. TVzor offers its customers a combination of over-the air TV that can be received with an antenna, channels that are streamed over the internet and video on demand. Vidmid’s set-top box combines all of these sources in a unified interface, and subscribers don’t really notice a difference between content coming to them through the antenna and through the internet, explained Vidmind CEO Danny Peled during an interview.

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