From Colin Mann at IPTV World Forum in London
Nokia Siemens Networks has launched a new software platform designed to allow people the freedom to watch TV on multiple devices. The platform lets operators provide live, recorded or video-on-demand TV to mobile phone, Internet-connected computer, satellite or digital terrestrial television screens. In addition, it offers an open platform for creating new applications and provides remote personal video recording, catch-up TV, operator-to-subscriber messaging, faster channel change speed and enhanced IPTV picture stability.
“This new software platform lets subscribers enjoy video content and manage it in a consistent way, whether inside or outside the home,” said Brook Longdon, head of media and entertainment solutions, Nokia Siemens Networks. “By offering quality video on a range of different devices, across different networks, and by providing an open environment for app development, we free operators to partner with developers without being bound to any one vendor’s roadmaps and to differentiate their service.”
The new platform also sees the introduction of network-based catch-up TV, whereby previously shown content is automatically made available for later viewing. It offers operator-to-subscriber messaging, enabling operators to send relevant operational and marketing messages to all or a subset of their subscriber base. The new platform also offers enhanced channel change speed and picture stability over IPTV networks.