Tata Sky partners with Accedo
Accedo has worked with Tata Sky, India’s leading content distribution platform to develop the user interface for its latest offering, Tata Sky Binge+ Smart Set-top Box. The Android TV enabled device provides content from Linear Television and a host of OTT apps onto a television screen.
Designed to provide smart and endless choice of entertainment for the entire family, Tata Sky Binge+ provides a unified interface to help customers discover content seamlessly from Live TV channels and 9 premium OTT apps such as Amazon Prime Video, Disney+ Hotstar Premium, ZEE5, Voot Select, Voot Kids, SunNxt, Hungama Play, Eros Now and ShemarooMe. Customers can also access 5000+ apps from the Google Play store.
Accedo leveraged its Google-certified Android TV Launcher solution alongside its Accedo One platform to develop and deliver a high-quality video experience for the growing base of Tata Sky subscribers who like to enjoy the best of both worlds conjoined together, toggling through just one remote. To further enhance the user experience, Accedo customized its standard Android TV Launcher application to include 3rd party integrations, bespoke UX/UI features, and DVB satellite channels.
Abhishek Sood, Product Director and Regional Head, South Asia, Accedo, commented, “We’ve seen the OTT Market become increasingly competitive in India, and the number of available video services is constantly growing. Managing multiple platforms can be cumbersome for consumers so we see a real value in offering viewers a single point of access to all third-party apps. Binge+ addresses this pain point and allows users to seamlessly access much of their OTT content in one place.”
Pallavi Puri, Chief Commercial & Content officer, Tata Sky, added, “With Tata Sky Binge+, the objective was to enable our subscribers to access all of their Live TV, On-demand and OTT services in one place. Having worked extensively with Accedo in the past, we relied on its technical and practical knowledge to develop a great user experience for our dynamic Android TV powered set-top box. Accedo’s professional services team worked diligently and delivered the bespoke features required for the platform.”
Delivering over 600+ live TV channels and services, an on-demand library, and 3rd party OTT applications via a single sign-on, Binge+, provides users with a premium viewing experience.
Tata Sky Binge+ hosts many advanced features. It enables viewers to play any show, movie, music, game on their laptop, tablet or mobile phone and watch-it-directly on their TV with its in-built Chromecast. It also includes Google Assistant that makes discovering content easy with voice search. It is compatible with all types of TVs including 4K, HD LED, LCD, or plasma technology as it supports HDMI output and can also be connected to older TV sets over audio and video cable.