NCTC inks Android set-top deal with Kaon

April 22, 2020
The NCTC has completed an agreement with Kaon Media. Under the terms of the agreement, NCTC member operators will receive preferred pricing on the Kaon KSTB2020 ...

The NCTC has completed an agreement with Kaon Media. Under the terms of the agreement, NCTC member operators will receive preferred pricing on the Kaon KSTB2020 managed Android set-top box and voice-enabled remote control; the IPTV set-top is designed to support both managed video service and over-the-top (OTT) video content. The agreement also provides end-to-end device monitoring and management via the KAON Remote Management Solution (KRMS), guaranteed stock levels, product and user guide customization, tech support and maintenance SLAs, as well as marketing support.

"We are pleased to announce our partnership with Kaon," said Steve Beardslee, senior director of video and technology, NCTC. "Many NCTC members continue to deploy app-based streaming video services, and this agreement provides them a cost-effective managed set top box solution that is simple to install, allows customers to easily access their favorite TV shows, and includes management tools within KRMS to ensure a great customer experience."

"We are proud to partner with NCTC to supply our new Android TV set-top box devices to NCTC members. We are sure that the new set-top box will rev up the engagement with subscribers and create value for every member's home entertainment services," said Eric Hybertson, senior vice president of Kaon Media.

The agreement is effective immediately and runs through Feb. 16. 2022.        

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