Alticast, a specialist in interactive TV open standard software solutions, and Central European Media Enterprises (CME) have announced that CME’s SVoD service, Voyo, will be available on the new Voyo Player STB that will be powered by Alticast’s OTT STB Platform starting this month in the Czech Republic. The platform will subsequently be deployed in other CME countries.
CME is deploying AltiPlatform and AltiView, which allows the broadcaster to launch pure IP STB throughout CME’s markets. AltiPlatform enables the launch of new services with minimal expense and fast time-to-market, while maintaining full compatibility with existing devices, security and networks. AltiPlatform is based upon open standards and can grow to accommodate new requirements, including HTML5 applications, Microsoft Playready DRM, DASH.
“We are very excited to roll-out this amazing full featured consumer experience,” said Claudiu Paraschiv, Head of Technology, CME. “Consumers first want to watch TV but as the market has evolved the demand for interactive services and content is in demand. Alticast has enabled CME to provide the applications and content desired by our subscribers. They have been a great partner in ensuring that we can satisfy our customers’ needs now and in the future.”