Android TV Application LiveOn TV

LiveOn TV is a lightweight TV application that runs on Android and Android TV devices. The application is based on our market proven DVB Middleware and supports live TV functionality for DVB-C2/T2/S2, DVB-I and IPTV. It runs on many different Android TV devices and supports SAT>IP for remote tuner access. Besides live TV functionality, also remote channel management, HbbTV and Teletext is supported. The application is perfectly suited for all kinds of in-house TV distributions e.g. at broadcasters.

Features & Benefits


  • 10-foot user interface based on the Leanback library
  • Supports multiple Free-To-Air sources:
    – DVB-C2/T2/S2 via SAT>IP
    – DVB-I with DVB-DASH
    – RTP Multicast
    – HLS Streaming
  • Channel Scan and Channel Sorting
  • Integrated HbbTV functionality using our Inaris HbbTV Solution for Android
  • Teletext
  • Android Launcher Channel


  • LiveOn TV gives best user experience on the powerful NVIDIA Shield Pro and NOKIA Streaming Box 8000 devices. Many other standard Android TV platforms are supported as well.
  • Seamless integration into Android TV brings the best of both worlds: Linear TV and OTT streaming.
  • HbbTV brings additional broadcast related content via IP without installing native applications.
  • Extendable and Customizable: We offer to implement specific features and UI changes on request.

UI Impressions

LiveOn TV for Productive Deployments and Prototyping

Client for In-House Distributions

Multicast IPTV is often used to distribute linear TV in-house. LiveOn TV can receive this content and present it to the users including HbbTV and Teletext. Furthermore, the channel lineup can be controlled by the headend side via automatic channel list updates.

The Bavarian public broadcaster Bayerischer Rundfunk uses LiveOn TV as a player for their internal broadcast distribution.

The Austrian Broadcaster ORF uses LiveOn TV to playback their in-house TV distribution.

Prototyping of TV Applications

When getting familiar with new technologies, a working prototype for experimentation is very important. Due to the high number of supported input methods and flexibility of LiveOn TV, it is perfectly suited to enable you in making prototypes and demos. Our experienced engineers consult you and implement extensions on request.

The German broadcaster Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) uses LiveOn TV for prototyping content distribution with DVB-I. 

The network operator Media Broadcast uses LiveOn TV for research and demonstrations.

Bayerische Medien Technik, the competence centre for digital broadcast projects, uses LiveOn TV for prototypes with DVB-I and HbbTV.

Devices to Run the LiveOn TV Application

We mainly develop and test our LiveOn TV application on the NVIDIA Shield TV Pro and the NOKIA Streaming Box 8000. These Android TV devices come with a high-performance chipset which ensures that the application, as well as HbbTV applications, run with unmatchable speed.

  • Very good availability in retail stores
  • High performance CPU for incredibly fast application behaviour
  • Running the latest Android TV versions
  • Remote control connected via Bluetooth
  • Alternatively control via the TV using the CEC protocol is possible
  • Ethernet connector for stable delivery of high-bitrate media streams

Besides of the NVIDIA Shield and the NOKIA Streaming Box 8000, also many other standard Android TV platforms are supported by the LiveOn TV application e.g. recent Android based Sony TV models.

Customer Specific Solutions

We provide the LiveOn TV application either with the basic feature set or as a customer-specific version. In the basic version, we support live TV via SAT>IP or IPTV, HbbTV, and Teletext. A selection of possible modifications are:

  • Support for additional languages
  • Specific colour scheme or logos in the UI
  • Channel management by regular synchronisation with remote channel lists
  • Support of favourite lists and radio channels
  • Modified startup behaviour e.g. automatically start the app after boot or stand-by
  • Integration of channels delivered via OTT e.g. HLS live streams

License Model and Support

LiveOn TV can be licensed with various models depending on the requested feature set and the number of deployed devices. Furthermore, we offer a support and maintenance contingent to assist you with the bring up and operation. To request more information about license conditions and prices, please use our contact form.

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