Tandberg Television TiVo VOD solution

Multimedia technologist Tandberg Television has confirmed that Hybrid Television Services (ANZ), the exclusive licensee of TiVo products in Australia and New Zealand, is deploying a complete suite of Tandberg Television software solutions to enable carrier class Video On-Demand to the television via broadband Internet.

Hybrid TV will give New Zealand customers access to a wide range of On-Demand movies and TV programming via its TiVo media device from November. CASPA On-Demand is the brand name for this world of broadband entertainment including new release movies, hit TV shows for the whole family as well as free music videos, artist interviews and music concerts. CASPA represents one of the first and largest implementations of true On-Demand to the television in Australasia.

"People want to watch television on the television. This is not only broadcast TV – but also includes TV content delivered over broadband. By enabling VOD movies and television content within the TiVo service we are giving our customers more than free-to-air television…we are providing it all without any late fees or trips to the video store," suggested Robbee Minicola, CEO at Hybrid TV.

The CASPA On-Demand service will be delivered using progressive download over a subscriber’s existing broadband connection and complements the free-to-air digital terrestrial television (DTT) services available via TiVo receivers in New Zealand and Australia.