Light Reading | May 2, 2018

Evolution Digital – eSTREAM 4K
Seeking to stand out from other set-top makers, Evolution Digital LLC is embracing Android TV. Its new eSTREAM 4K set-top is billed as “revolutionary,” designed to deliver all video content – including live linear channels, video-on-demand, DVR recordings and third-party content from popular OTT providers like Netflix and Hulu — on one platform to pay-TV subscribers. The box achieves this by combining traditional broadcast and cable content with streaming apps from the Google Play Store.

Certified with the latest version of Android TV Operating Software (Oreo, 8.0), the all-IP streaming box also offers 4K/UHD resolution. It comes with a sleek remote control with voice command, while its user interface features a graphic-rich interactive display to facilitate search, discovery and navigation across all content.

Evolution Digital, which competes against Arris and primarily serves operators in Tier 2 and 3 markets, crafted the eSTREAM 4K set-top for an operator-branded, leased-box business model. So the operator’s content launches first when a customer turns on the box. Evolution Digital is positioning the new streaming box as a way for pay-TV operators to recapture cord-cutters and “cord-nevers” by turning into “unparalleled content aggregators.”

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