The German affiliate of Eutelsat Communications and Rovi Corporation are combining their skills for the launch of a Video On Demand service on KabelKiosk, the leading platform of TV channels and value added services provided by Eutelsat Germany for digital cable operators in continental Europe.
The collaboration covers the deployment of Rovi’s Nowtilus entertainment delivery platform to power a comprehensive VoD offer via KabelKiosk interaktiv, the interactive option to be available in the KabelKiosk service. In addition, Rovi will supply technical and editorial services, digitisation of content and comprehensive support to operate the hybrid application. KabelKiosk interaktiv will be available on HbbTV receivers and TV screens. The commercial launch of the service is planned for third quarter 2011 for the networks of KabelKiosk partners.
KabelKiosk interaktiv has been developed by Eutelsat Germany to allow a smart connection of TV and Internet for a smooth transition from the linear KabelKiosk TV-offering to non-linear content. Red button applications support on-demand information and video clips to complement the linear TV channels.