Batelco bases video on Oregan technology

Louise Duffy | 03-12-2012

Bahrain telco and ISP Batelco has based the country's first broadband video service on set-top boxes, using Oregan's technology from British software and systems specialist Oregan Networks.

Through the BlackBox video service, Batelco offers high quality premium video content. Oregan's software inside the BlackBox devices enables advanced IPTV and Web features, including streaming of full HD on-demand and linear video, catch-up TV, interactive programming guide, time shifting and personal video recording, and keyword-based search.

Oregan's Onyx media browser is integrated as the consumer-facing user experience component of Batelco's end-to-end video delivery and subscriber management system.

Oregan's VP market strategy, Milya Timergaleyeva, said: "The Batelco IPTV deployment is an ambitious initiative that drives the evolution of the telecoms business in Bahrain and catalyses faster broadband adoption - by giving subscribers a simple reason to sign up. Oregan are proud to be the technology of choice that defines the IPTV user experience and, as such, is part of Batelco's diversification and customer acquisition efforts."