PVR roll-out for Walloon cable ops

By Robert Briel | June 17, 2009

VOO, the combined Walloon cable operators, are rolling out their 320 GB PVR under the name VOOcorder. At the same time, they improved their digital TV offer.

The VOOcorder will cost EUR 6 a month and is aimed at countering the IPTV from Belgacom TV. An installation and activation fee of EUR 100 is payable. A technician from VOO will come to the house and install and explain the equipment.

VOO has added five HD channels to its digital line-up, the channels being TF1 HD, France 2 HD, TV Ushuaïa HD, 13th Street HD and Eurosport HD.

The digital SD offer has also been expanded with 11 channels, RTBF3, Eurosport, 13th Street, Ushuaia TV, Disney Channel, Gulli, KidsCo, I-Concert, MTV base, Contact Vision and TVE 24Horas.

VOO is now in the process of upgrading all of its networks and claims 90% of all their connected homes will be 2-way capable before the end of the year. VOO is also introducing a VOD service, with an initial offer of about 1,000 movies and documenataries.