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ZON deploys MediaHawk VX

September 17, 2013

Concurrent, a global player in video and media data intelligence solutions, has partnered with ZON Multimedia to launch multi-screen network digital video recording services using Concurrent’s MediaHawk VX unified content delivery solution.

ZON, Portugal’s leading pay TV operator and the country’s second largest Internet provider, has enhanced their IRIS multi-screen video service offering with advanced network-based digital video recording features. ZON’s IRIS solution offers customers a uniform, rich video navigation experience on a variety of consumer electronic devices, including televisions, personal computers, iPads, and iPhones. Branded as Timewarp, ZON’s video catch up service allows consumers to record any live TV programme on more than 70 channels and view it up to seven days after airing. Users can record multiple channels simultaneously and playback recorded programs on-demand at their convenience.

“ZON is launching a first of a kind service in the region and we are proud to be working with Concurrent on this pioneering effort,” said, José Pascoal, head of planning, engineering and services architecture at ZON. “With Concurrent, we have expanded our IRIS services beyond traditional TV services, to provide multi-screen services, and now a seven day catch-up service, in order to better serve our customers. The success of our Timewarp product demonstrates that customers want innovative video services that offer a consistent and compelling user experience across screens.”

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