Broadband and broadcast technology specialist Pace has revealed that its Elements Whole Home software has been chosen by Australian pay-TV provider Foxtel to deliver its subscription television services. Pace’s Elements Whole Home software platform is based on open source components and enables the rapid deployment of advanced hybrid services.
The selection of the Elements software marks the latest phase in a long-standing relationship between Pace and Foxtel dating back to 1996. In 2007, Foxtel selected Pace’s HD media servers equipped with Personal Video Recorders (PVRs) and Push VOD for its extensive cable and satellite subscriber base. Pace’s Elements device software, user interface and service delivery platform allows Foxtel to migrate away from a proprietary platform to an open standards-based platform giving them more control over their service innovation and delivery.
Shane McCarthy, President Pace International, described Foxtel’s selection of the Element Whole Home software as “a ringing endorsement” of Pace’s latest technology and the trust that has developed between the two organisations over the years. “Foxtel is an innovative subscription TV operator that is very much in tune with its subscriber base. Working with Pace’s Element Whole Home software will offer Foxtel greater flexibility, higher rates of innovation and lower total cost of ownership,” he suggested.