It's Time for Open-source Everything
By open sourcing its ANDROID4TV framework, iWedia launches an initiative for smooth and easy integration of IPTV and broadcast TV (DVB/ATSC) functionalities inside TV and STB devices powered by the Android operating system.
The technology is market proven, and fully aligned with Google policies. It can be deployed in Google TV (CTS, TV CTS) as well as in the Android open source version.
By donating ANDROID4TV Java application layer (license free, royalty free) to the open community, and by offering a emulator and development platforms, we aim at encouraging the wide community of Android developers to start developing true TV centric applications. At the same time we invite the middleware vendors to use it as the northbound API for all Android operated TV devices, with a clear strategy that it becomes a native part of future Android distributions.