Oregan Networks launches SparQ Middleware for Android TV on Megacable hybrid devices

UK software and services company Oregan Networks has announced this last Wednesday, February 24th a new project for Mexican pay TV operator Megacable, through which Oregan launches the SparQ Middleware for Android TV on the Mexican company hybrid devices.

As the system integrator of Megacable’s Android TV Operator Tier Hybrid STBs, manufactured by a partnering OEM, Oregan took responsibility for all aspects of the firmware integration, certification and quality assurance of the final commercial product. As reported from Oregan, the engagement ‘is part of a multi-year commitment to develop and maintain Megacable’s PayTV products, enabling the operator to stay ahead of the curve in terms of subscriber-facing features and services’.

As a forward-looking organization, with an ambitious vision for the future of our customer’s entertainment, connectivity, and quality of experience, Megacable benefits greatly from the synergistic alliance we’ve forged with Oregan, employing the technical and roadmap strategy skills that Oregan brings to the table. As our technology and DevOps processes partner, Oregan provides the breadth and depth of skills and technology components required for the timely and successful launch of new products and features’, reported Gerardo Seifert Arriola, CMO at Megacable.

From Oregan Networks they have also expressed themselves on the agreement through Mark Perry, the company’s CEO. ‘We are delighted to be the enabling technology and integration partner driving Megacable’s innovation and leadership strategy for the PayTV market. As part of  our multi-year engagement, Oregan aims to deliver and maintain a solid evolution path for Megacable’s Android TV products and services, allowing them to step into the new era of TV entertainment products confidently’, the executive reported. 

Megacable launched its Xview platform in 2017 as the next-generation multiscreen video platform, including interactive capabilities which can be accessed through both STBs and mobile devices. Days ago, the company announced the launch of Xview+, with Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, YouTube and HBO GO added, alongside premium applications from Google Playstore, running side-by-side with operator’s own content and accessible conveniently via dedicated remote control buttons, guide channels, the VOD store and via the main entry screen of the Operator Tier launcher. As reported from Oregan Networks, the Xview+ platform  incorporates an intelligent algorithm which accurately auto-configures the network settings for GPON or HFC networks at the point of installation, activating the appropriate connectivity and playback method. The hardware runs on a powerful silicon platform from Amlogic and is part of the Netflix Hailstorm project, which endeavours to enable a rapid deployment with reliable accessibility and quality of Netflix’ viewing experience. In addition, Oregan’s DVB stack and IPTV Multicast player for Android TV is essential for device operations, tailored to the specifics of Megacable’s channel multiplexing and conditional access content protection. Oregan also provides device management and diagnostics solutions, to automatically identify and remotely diagnose issues during trials and deployment.