September 10, 2013 15.00 Europe/London By Robert Briel

Dutch IPTV platform Glashart Media, wholly owned by KPN, has executed a system-wide upgrade of its interactive services to the ActiveVideo CloudTV H5 software platform.
Glashart Media is using CloudTV H5 to deliver cloud UIs and other interactive services – including an EPG, on-demand video, Cloud PVR, and other applications – to thin-client IPTV devices. The CloudTV-powered service is live in approximately 140,000 homes and is attracting an average of 1,200 new customers each week. Glashart Media will continue to leverage a cloud UI approach using CloudTV to rapidly innovate and expand its service offerings and subscriber acquisition.
“CloudTV has been essential to Glashart Media’s ability to achieve key success metrics, including an annual doubling of subscribers and VOD take rates of three items per subscriber per month,” said Niels Jonkman, manager of development at Glashart Media.
“The performance enhancements of CloudTV H5 and the ability to work with the deep pool of HTML5 web developers are enabling us to accelerate innovation of new services, to drive increased customer penetration and to enter new market areas.”
“A key advantage of a solution based entirely in the cloud is the ability to execute upgrades in the network, rather than at the device level,” said Ronald Brockmann, CTO of ActiveVideo.
“Transitioning Glashart Media to CloudTV H5 – an entirely new platform — required only a simple software upgrade in the cloud; there was no new equipment needed, no changes to network infrastructure and no inconvenience to customers.”