KPN appoints Accenture to deliver TV services

Editor | 12-12-2012

Accenture has won a major contract with leading Dutchtelecommunications and ICT service provider KPN to supply TV services based on its Accenture Video Solution.
Under the agreement, the full financial terms of which have not yet been disclosed, Accenture is committed to adding features to KPN’s iTV and iTV Online services to the Dutch retail and wholesale markets. The latter are based on KPN’s Content Delivery Network (CDN) for content streaming and are said to guarantee improved picture stability and “best-in-class” adaptive streaming services for KPN’s clients.
Accenture is also tasked with improving service performance such as delivering KPN with a multiscreen interactive TV solution encompassing TV, tablet and smartphones. It adds that this will be possible through its products’ video software and services capabilities, while also providing KPN subs with remote recording capabilities, catch-up TV and adaptive streaming for consistent quality of service experience. In addition, Accenture says that it is planning to develop and deliver “innovative” new features and services designed to provide KPN’s subscribers with a superior user experience.
“We will provide KPN with a complete portfolio of innovative digital services that will enable subscribers to watch TV on more devices,” explained Marco Vernocchi, managing director of Accenture’s Media & Entertainment industry group. “We believe the Accenture Video Solution deployed by KPN is now one of the industry’s most comprehensive, feature-rich video software and services platforms available today.”