Findings from a global survey carried out by digital platform security specialist Irdeto and research and consultancy firm Ovum reveal that a majority of video service providers have either Android TV or Android Open Source Project (AOSP) on their technology road-maps. Conducted in February 2017, the study, Is Android the future of the set-top box?, found that 72 per cent of respondents are considering Android implementations as a part of their set-top box (STB) strategies. In addition, 50 per cent of respondents see Android as being important for their goals within the next five years. The 300 TV industry professionals surveyed also identified a variety of benefits they perceive Android TV to offer, including the availability of new features and services, faster time-to-market, an attractive user interface and cost efficiencies. However, while a majority of respondents indicated a commitment to Android, only 54 per cent of video service providers are willing to pay more for Android chipsets than traditional chipsets with embedded middleware. Features, specifically the ability for users to download additional apps, are the driving force leading Android implementations. Video service providers with more than one million subscribers (43 per cent) and those with less than one million subscribers (34 per cent) both said that this was the number one driver for adoption. However, despite service providers