Technicolor in global Telefonica deal

January 10, 2014 11.22 Europe/London By Julian Clover

technicolor-sign has signed a new agreement with Telefonica for the global deployment of set-top boxes.

Initially Technicolor will concentrate on Telefonica’s Latin American markets in Brazil, Chile, Peru and Colombia.

The box in question is Technicolor’s MediaPlay HD satellite and cable set-top Boxes featuring Wi-Fi connectivity and MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 (H.264) video codecs in both standard and high definition. The hybrid boxes are also enabled to provide PVR functionality.

Francois Rossiensky, Senior Vice President for Connected Home EMEA, Technicolor, said: “Our focus on portraying the set-top box as a hub of innovation has been key in Telefonica’s partners’ selection process. Telefonica’s trust has fuelled our team’s motivation to achieve the delivery of large quantities of future proof and robust solutions in the space of a few months.”

Telefonica plans to run a mix of broadcast and internet video, VOD, internet browsing and timeshifted TV.