Ziggo has claimed to be the first major European service provider to deliver an advanced VoD user interface entirely from the network cloud after selecting ActiveVideo Networks’ CloudTV virtual set-top box platform from for deployment.
Under the agreement, Ziggo, the largest cable system operator in the Netherlands, will leverage the ActiveVideo CloudTV H5 platform to enable rich, consistent user experiences to Ziggo subscribers. The initial deployment will include VoD navigation and guide functionality — including enhanced search, discovery and previews — to existing set-top boxes.
“Service providers deploying advanced navigation, guides and other content need long-term, flexible solutions that will support any current or future device,” said Ronald Brockmann, managing director for ActiveVideo Networks in Europe. “The selection of CloudTV will allow Ziggo to deliver rich, engaging services without replacing existing set-top boxes.”