MediaKind, a specialist in media technology and services, has announced that its long-standing Mediaroom customer, MEO, has been recognised as Portugal’s leading pay-TV service by market share (39.8%). The report by ANACOM, Portugal’s national regulatory authority for communications, follows several recent upgrades by MediaKind to MEO’s Mediaroom platform, which have included adding capabilities such as video storage and processing.
The Altice Portugal video MEO service has run on Mediaroom, the IPTV platform, for more than a decade. With increased competition in the pay-TV market from Multichannel Video Distributors (MVPDs) and OTT service providers, MediaKind has created a unique interactive TV experience for Portugal’s pay-TV market, which will position MEO as the nation’s leading-edge, super aggregator offering. Mediaroom supports MEO’s operations across linear, video-on-demand, time-shift TV, and cloud DVR.
The latest upgrades to the MEO service include expanded premium video storage and processing capabilities via MediaKind’s Video Storage and Processing Platform (VSPP). VSPP platform enables a unique media delivery solution that combines storage and delivery services, enabling MEO to deliver multiple OTT services to any device. Other upgrades to the user experience involve enhancements such as nPVR, HD-level picture quality, and the introduction of premium apps, including Netflix and YouTube.
Damien Montessuit, SVP and Regional Head, EMEA, MediaKind, said: “MEO’s recognition as the leading pay-TV provider in Portugal is testament to our long-standing and fruitful partnership. MEO is a highly valued Mediaroom customer for more than a decade, and we are delighted to celebrate its historical success. The deep collaboration between MediaKind and Altice Portugal, combined with MEO’s enthusiastic and knowledgeable team, ensures our products are being combined and deployed in the most impactful way. With the addition of MediaKind’s VSPP offering and subsequent OTT capabilities, we look forward to driving further innovation on to the Mediaroom platform and working alongside Altice Portugal to ensure MEO remains Portugal’s pay-TV leader.”