Jan. 4, 2012
International CES 2012
-- Myriad Group AG (SIX: MYRN), the company powering billions of rich mobile social and web experiences on any connected device, and Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a global leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications today announced a joint effort to drive the Android ecosystem to televisions. Myriad's Alien Vue is now supported on a range of Broadcom set-top box platforms, simplifying the delivery of a new suite of Android-based interactive apps to the TV.
Dual HD Transcoding MoCA 2.0 Gateway SoC solution
, powered by Myriad software at CES 2012 or view a demo of
Myriad's Alien Vue solution
prior to CES.
"Broadcom is pleased to support Myriad Alien Vue, driving popular Android apps to the TV," said Aidan O'Rourke, Senior Director, Set-Top Box, Broadcom. "This enables a quick solution for set-top boxes using legacy operating systems to seamlessly deliver an exciting Android-based entertainment experience."
The Myriad and Broadcom solution provides TV viewers an Android-like environment with access to thousands of new apps and entertainment services. Broadcom-enabled STBs with Myriad Alien Vue also support plug-ins like Myriad Connect & Share, which offer multi-screen functionality for personal and premium content. This DLNA solution gives TV consumers access to the Android marketplace while offering operators increased revenue opportunities.
"Alien Vue provides a great alternative to those who want to harness the Android ecosystem, while leveraging existing investments and retaining control of their customer's TV experience," said
, Chief Executive Officer, Myriad Group.
About Myriad Alien Vue
Myriad Alien Vue is a complete end-to-end Android solution powered by Myriad Alien Dalvik technology. The release includes an app store that can be fully branded. Myriad Alien Vue also supports additional plug-in components like Myriad Connect & Share, providing multi-screen functionality for personal and premium content.
Myriad Alien Vue is unique in that not only does it allow customers to leverage their existing TV and set-top box equipment to access Android apps, it also works seamlessly with mobile phones and tablets giving users complete control over their TV experience.