Belgacom introduces cloud-based set-top box

May 2, 2014 09.43 Europe/London By Robert Briel

Belgacom TV familyBelgacom TV launches its new V5 Mini decoder featuring a cloud-based PVR, today, Friday May 2.

Designed to serve as a second or third decoder, the V5 Mini has no hard disk and is smaller. Its remote control operates via radio frequencies, enabling users to interact with the decoder without having to point their remote at it.

The full digital tv experience is available on the V5 mini decoder. Users have access to all the menus, they can pause and resume programs, fast forward or rewind.

Viewers can record programmes in the cloud. The feature is available for 44 channels, a number that Belgacom said will increase. Recorded programmes can be viewed up to 30 days after the initial broadcast.

Belgacom offers the V5 Mini for rent at 4/month. It is also for sale at 125.