MediaTek’s smart TV SoC enables Android 5.0 Lollipop software

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — MediaTek today announced that the company’s smart TV System on Chip (SoC) will be used in the first Sony Android TV incorporating Sony’s unique picture-quality algorithm, and enable Android 5.0 Lollipop software to run seamlessly. The TV enables users to experience movies and shows directly from Google Play, as well as stream apps and play Android games, all enabled by content voice search.

The TV is also Google Cast Ready, which allows consumers to cast their favorite entertainment from a mobile device or laptop straight to the TV, and it also supports up to 4K2K streaming content with simple and intuitive user interface and controls.

Sony’s Android TV is being demonstrated at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.

"We are very proud to stand alongside Sony in introducing the new Android TV device. The experience of Sony’s Android TV will set the standard for future smart televisions. This is a momentous occasion for MediaTek to be changing the way people watch TV with our strong partner, Sony," said Ching-Jiang Hsieh, President of MediaTek.

Masashi Imamura, President of Sony Visual Products Inc., said: "We are delighted to announce the new Sony Android TV at CES. Sony is committed to providing users with the best TV experience, featuring the best picture quality and rich features that are easy to use. MediaTek has a long heritage in cross-platform synergy and is well-poised to help us drive innovation in the home entertainment industry. Utilizing MediaTek’s cutting-edge TV SoC, this partnership will allow both companies to spearhead the next level of television experience to the market."

About MediaTek Inc.

MediaTek is a pioneering fabless semiconductor company, and a market leader in cutting-edge Systems on Chip for wireless communications and connectivity, HDTV, DVD and Blu-ray. MediaTek created the world’s first True Octa-core™ smartphone platform with LTE and our CorePilot™ technology releasing the full power of multi-core mobile processors. Through MediaTek Labs™, the company is creating a worldwide ecosystem in support of device creation, application development and services based around MediaTek offerings. With an emphasis on enabling technology for the masses and not the chosen, everyone can be an Everyday Genius®. MediaTek [TSE:2454] is headquartered in Taiwan and has offices worldwide. Please visit www.mediatek.com for more information.

About Sony Visual Products Inc.

Sony Visual Products Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation responsible for developing, manufacturing, and selling all Sony TVs and related peripherals.

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