Juan Fernandez Gonzalez | 11-09-2013
Alcatel-Lucent and Telecable, Spain's regional fibre operator, are working together in order to launch a TV everywhere service before the end of the year. The platform will be based on IPTV technology and will offer a personal recording service on the cloud, according to Europa Press.
Alcatel-Lucent's IP technology will increase the availability of its pay-TV service, which is already operating on various devices including smartphones, tablets and smart TVs.
Telecable launched Tedi last month, a new brand for its interactive TV. However, the whole DVR catch-up service was dependent upon an advanced set-top box which was able to record up to 250 hours on its 500GB hard disk. Now, Alcatel-Lucent has brought the DVR service to the cloud, although there have been no details about how much a single client will be able to record.
The technological solution includes Alcatel-Lucent's own video IP products, plus some innovations from Telecable's other technological partners. The cloud platform will be powered by The Platform's mpx and Alcatel-Lucent's software to manage services, subscriptions, content and a time-shifted TV service.
With this agreement, Telecable aims to increase its presence in the sector and offer services to compete with online and video-on-demand operators, its biggest competition.