INFOGRAPHIC: HBBTV OPAPP VS ANDROID TV OPERATOR TIER

| October 5, 2018

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HbbTV OpApps and Android TV Operator Tier are two cutting-edge technologies available for TV Operators to deploy interactive broadband-based services. Which one to choose depends on a variety of aspects, therefore we have made a head-to-head comparison between them.Download the free infographic and find out:What HbbTV OpApps and Android TV Operator Tier are;What are the benefits of using each of them.

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