NDS has announced the provision of an end-to-end suite of technologies to cable operator Kabel BW, enabling the launch of the operator’s VOD service. Kabel BW’s new DVB-C-based VOD system is based on NDS’ MediaHighway STB software and VOD technology. The launch of the new service in December provided Kabel BW subscribers with instant access to an on-demand video content library.
The VOD solution for Kabel BW builds on the hybrid capabilities of NDS MediaHighway: Content delivery is DVB-C-based with VOD titles streamed over cable. For interactivity and commands such as ordering a movie, the service connects to the Internet. MediaHighway enables Kabel BW to seamlessly evolve their offering and enable service enhancements to be deployed across all addressed STBs from multiple STB vendors in a single roll-out operation.