NCTC sets Kaon Android TV set-top deal for cable operator members

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The National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC), which represents more than 750 broadband and cable operators, set a new deal with Kaon Media, a cable box and broadband equipment manufacturer.

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 new agreement also provides member-exclusive benefits including end-to-end device monitoring and management via the KAON Remote Management Solution, 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 at NCTC, in a statement. “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.”

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“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, in a statement.

The new agreement is effective immediately and runs through February 16, 2022. NCTC members who want to participate may place orders for Kaon’s set-top boxes and voice enabled remote controls through NCTC’s online hardware store.

Earlier this year, NCTC set a new agreement that allows its members to buy Amazon Fire TV devices – including the Fire TV Stick, Fire TV Stick 4K, and Fire TV Cube – at a discount, and then offer sell them bundled with pay TV or broadband services to their subscribers.