Editor | 23-09-2013
Central European Media Enterprises (CME) has made major enhancements to its Voyo subscription video-on-demand (VOD) service making it available on a new 'pure' IP-based set-top box (STB).
The device, powered by Alticast's OTT STB Platform, wil be rolled out initially in the Czech Republic and then subsequently in other countries in which CME is active.
"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 [has increased]. 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."
CME is deploying AltiPlatform and AltiView which allows the broadcaster to launch pure IP STB throughout CME's markets at, claims the technology firm, minimal expense and fast time-to-market, while maintaining full compatibility with existing devices, security and networks. The AltiPlatform middleware solution supports HbbTV, MHP, OCAP and HTML5 applications, Microsoft PlayReady DRM and DASH and sees use in devices such as STBs, smart TVs, mobile phones and portable embedded devices, Blu-ray disc players and personal computers.