Germany: Vodafone, Cisco launch GigaTV

Consumers in Germany can now access a selection of channels and VoD offers via GigaTV, a next-generation cloud video service from Vodafone Germany, developed by Cisco. The service is accessible through a TV set-top box or smartphone and tablet applications.

GigaTV delivers a seamless viewing experience in and out of the home. New functionality also includes personalised recommendations, smart search and a new intuitive navigation capability for improved content discovery.

Powered by the Cisco Infinite Video Platform, GigaTV allows Vodafone to deliver a video service with improved functionality, video quality and access to content through external platforms like Maxdome, Sky and other VoD providers. Offered as a cloud service, Cisco’s Infinite Video Platform enables Vodafone to offer new functionality to its subscribers every two weeks.

“GigaTV delivers a premium, innovative video service to Vodafone customers,” said Conrad Clemson, senior vice president and general manager, Service Provider Platforms and Applications, Cisco. “During this project, we truly transformed the way we develop and deliver video solutions, helping Vodafone use a single platform to deploy video services across all screens, bridging from their networks to OTT.”

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