VESTEL adopts Android TV for UHD TVs and set-top boxes

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Android TV by VESTEL

ISTANBUL — Today VESTEL (VESTL:Istanbul), one of the leading enterprises in Consumer Electronics Technology and Innovation, announces the adoption of the Android TV™ platform for its UHD TVs and Set Top Boxes.

The new powerful TV and Set Top Box platforms powered by Android TV combine user friendly TV Middleware with the Android Ecosystem while delivering an excellent 4K/UHD picture performance.

The products feature an intelligent content search and recommendation engine which provides users with great content offering on Linear TV, catch-up services and VOD domain which are also customizable by Pay TV Operators to create differentiation. They also offer seamless app & gaming experience from the Android™ Ecosystem with the support of multiple consumer devices including keyboards, gamepads, smartphones and tablets.

Turan Erdogan, CEO of VESTEL Group of Companies, said that “Android is one of the fastest growing ecosystems globally with more than a billion active devices worldwide and we believe TV solutions will find a solid place in this ecosystem.” In addition to this, he also stated that “Our products powered by Android TV will be another milestone in our extensive range of sophisticated and diversified Digital TV solutions to access the content and enable one of the best living room experience.”

Vestel’s product line including built-in 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Full-Band-Capture (FCC) tuner is capable of streaming to multi-room client devices and recording to either built-in or network storage allowing users to enjoy a smooth TV anytime, anywhere concept. This platform is the latest step in company’s Android portfolio after the launch of award winning smartphone and tablet series.

* Android and Android TV are trademarks of Google Inc.

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"TRT 4K" Linear TV Channel is Live!

Starting 19th of Feb, TRT 4K (4Kp50) channel is live at Turksat satellite at frequency 12123, horizontal with symbol rate 15000.
This is the output of a joint cooperation of TRT, Turksat and Vestel. This is a key technological advancement in Turkish broadcasting industry.
The stream is HEVC encoded with AAC audio profile. You need to have 4K TV set with integrated HEVC satellite receiver to be able to get the stream.

The Live TV stream is 30 Mbitps. Hence, considering the data-hungry requirement of 4K broadcastin DSL techno in Turkey seems not sufficient to deliver 4K-type service.

I anticipate TRT 4K channel will boost 4K TV sales in Turkey during the rest of the year.