Advanced Television

TiVo’s Cubiware for Multimedia Polska

November 16, 2015

Cubiware, a subsidiary of TiVo, announced that its CubiTV hybrid middleware has been selected by Multimedia Polska, one of Poland’s leading cable operators, for delivery of digital video broadcast via Cubiware-enabled set-top boxes and portal server across Poland. Initial capabilities enabled by the Cubiware STBs include high definition digital video and PVR recording. The inclusion of CubiTV provides an upgrade path that will enable later upgrades for on-demand services, like nPVR, catch-up TV and additional enhanced capabilities.

Launched in 1991, Multimedia Polska is one of the largest cable operators in Poland and is a leading provider of telecommunications services, including digital TV with video on demand (VOD), broadband and mobile as well as fixed and mobile telephony. It was one of the first cable TV operators to launch broadband internet services on a commercial scale and was a pioneer in triple play (video, voice and data) in Poland.

“For over 20 years Multimedia Polska has put the quality of service for the subscriber as paramount to its success,” said Bartłomiej Kasiński, director of Strategy and Development for Multimedia Polska. “With the deployment of CubiTV middleware we know that our customers are getting best in class video experience with an expanding service portfolio, and we look forward to growing with their ongoing support.”

Set Top Boxes deployed throughout Poland, enabled by the CubiTV middleware, feature a highly intuitive interface that makes it easy for subscribers to navigate advanced TV functionality. The CubiTV middleware also includes a highly innovative graphics-rendering engine that delivers fast, sleek menus and program guides with high-quality animation, transitions, and effects. Designed to run on low-power, small footprint DTV and IPTV processors from all major silicon vendors, the STB versions of CubiTV may be deployed on both modern and legacy devices, thereby minimizing the need for hardware replacement.

“We are thrilled to have been selected by Multimedia Polska as their leading provider of middleware services to Poland,” said Cubiware co-founder Maciej Grzonkowski. “Multimedia Polska is a pioneer in the European cable industry and has adapted to tremendous change. We are honored to be rolling out CubiTV as part of their next chapter.”

Multimedia is a leading nationwide cable operator, provider of digital television with video on demand, broadband and mobile data, and fixed-line and mobile voice. We offer the full multi play combo: video, voice, data, and also other services, such as energy, home monitoring, and insurance services. The company operates across Poland in c. 200 cities and towns. As of the end of June 2015, Multimedia provided its services to a total of some 822k customers. On aggregate, our clients took up to some 1.6 million services (RGUs) including cable TV, internet, telephony, premium channels and other (each separately referred to as a Revenue Generating Unit).

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