Canal Digital taps Xstream for TVE iPad app
| 23 October 2014
Nordic multi-platform TV service Canal Digital has tapped Xstream to design, develop and power its new iPad TV everywhere app.

The Canal Digital GO iPad app is aimed at all of the company's 900,000 customers in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland. It offers access to a library of premium TV series and films in addition to live TV and catch-up. Furthermore the app comes with extra features such as sorting and recommendation based on viewing history, making, says Xstream, a more personalised and lean-back TV viewing experience.

Xstream enabled the Canal Digital GO service from ingest to play-out including both the backend with its MediaMaker solution. This enabled Canal Digital to create, manage, monetise and deliver its online TV service and also design and develop the front-end app. Xstream MediaMaker also ensured delivery and experience across devices as well as authentication support, in-house customer billing system and Microsoft PlayReady DRM encryption.

"The Canal Digital GO iPad app is a corner stone of our entertainment universe and the launch of the iPad app is only the beginning as we're continually working on making our product offering stronger and available on more devices," commented Tone Krohn Clausen, chief product & market officer at Canal Digital.