September 23, 2013 13.44 Europe/London By Julian Clover
CME is to deploy its new Voyo Player on Alticast’s Pure IP set-top box, allowing users direct access to the subscription video on demand service.
It will initially run in the Czech Republic, before later being introduced to other CME territories.
Alticast’s AltiPlatform is based upon open standards and can grow to accommodate new requirements, including HTML5 applications, Microsoft Playready DRM, DASH.
“We are very excited to roll-out this amazing full featured consumer experience,” said Claudiu Paraschiv, head of technology, CME. “Consumers first want to watch TV but as the market has evolved the demand for interactive services and content is in demand. Alticast has enabled CME to provide the applications and content desired by our subscribers. They have been a great partner in ensuring that we can satisfy our customers’ needs now and in the future.”
AltiPlatform is used in over 30 million devices worldwide, including set top boxes, smart TVs, mobile phones and portable embedded devices, Blu-Ray Disc players, and personal computers.
“Alticast is very pleased to work with CME and launch this exciting new experience for CME’s subscribers. Alticast will continue to support and develop the exciting applications that enable it to increase subscriber numbers as well as launch new revenue generating services,” said Thomas Jung, CMO, Alticast.
The Czech Republic was the first CME market to introduce Voyo and at the beginning of May it reached the milestone of 10 million viewed titles.