Eutelsat Germany, the provider of ready-to-use TV products and services for network operators in Europe, is radically expanding the scope of its KabelKiosk service with the unveiling at ANGA COM of a turnkey TV product for local and regional IP and cable network operators in Germany.
The new service is designed to help IP network operators optimise their fibre infrastructure by bolting video services onto their established portfolio of telephony and Internet services. It comprises comprehensive linear TV and non-linear services in addition to solutions for secure distribution of content to connected devices including iOS and Android smartphones and tablets. The new features will also be available for KabelKiosk’s existing cable partners, enabling them to serve their DVB and IP customers with an advanced multi-screen product.
IP network operators in Germany that are mainly SMEs and affiliates of utility companies, each serve between 20,000 and 50,000 households and are expected to serve a technical reach of four million households by 2015. The development by KabelKiosk of a wholesale video solution enables them to transform their client relationship by jumpstarting sophisticated TV services under their own brand that are in step with consumer expectations for linear and non-linear content seamlessly connected across screens and devices.
Eutelsat Germany is installing a new headend solution that will be able to efficiently transform 50 HD and 100 SD channels into IP and manage applications that include on-demand services, HbbTV applications and live adaptive streaming to OTT set-top boxes, smartphones and tablets.
KabelKiosk’s new multi-screen product will be launched by the end of the year.