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Liberty, Piksel bring Horizon Go to UPC Slovakia

September 2, 2015

Piksel, a global player in building online video businesses, has helped to deliver an online video service for customers of UPC Slovakia, a subsidiary of Liberty Global in Slovakia, which enables its Horizon Go subscribers to watch content away from home and on the move.

Now Liberty Global customers in ten affiliate countries can watch programmes across multiple devices and operating systems, which is made possible by Piksel’s extension of the OESP platform that underpins the Horizon Go app.

Key benefits from the platform extension include a new intuitive and interactive user interface, the ability for phone users to use their device as a remote control for the main Horizon box, and the ability to use a “Push to TV” function within the app. Additionally, improvements to the DRM means that the app now supports PlayReady and Widevine in parallel.

Mark Christie, Chief Technology Officer, Piksel commented: “The personal viewing habits of audiences are quickly changing as technology advances to support video on connected devices, especially tablets and smartphones. By mobilising its content, Liberty Global makes a huge leap in addressing consumer viewing habits, which have become increasingly fragmented as people own more mobile devices and use them for a wider variety of things. This is a shining example of how Piksel is helping its customers to leverage the value of their content through enabling new OTT service launches.”

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