TVI taps Edgeware for multiscreen, cloud DVR

DetailsJuan Fernandez Gonzalez | 06 May 2015

Cablevisión Monterrey (TVI), the local subsidiary of Mexico's Multimedios, has selected Edgeware's video consolidation platform (VCP) to deliver its new and existing video services from a single platform, including its multiscreen, network-based catch-up TV and cloud DVR services.

Edgeware's VCP Edge solution enables Multimedios to deliver these new services, along with its existing video-on-demand (VOD) offering, from one unified delivery platform to all devices.

With over 80% of consumers in Mexico watching video content online, over-the-top (OTT) video services are increasingly competing with cable and telecom operators' own offerings, thus service providers such as Cablevision Monterrey need to find ways add new advanced services to both existing set-top boxes (STBs) and new multiscreen devices.

"Finding a solution that would meet our customers' demand for premium live and on-demand content on any device, with a high quality of experience and in a cost-effective and scalable way was a huge challenge," said Jorge Arturo Diaz Cardenas, CTO at Multimedios.

"As one of the most respected operators in Mexico, pressure from TVI subscribers for the latest in services will not cease anytime soon," said Joachim Roos, CEO at Edgeware. "Edgeware is perfectly suited to not only provide the agility TVI needs to meet customer demands for next-generation services, but also to scale as needed to assure it maintains its leading position in Mexico."