Go Back   Eurocardsharing > General Discussions > General Satellite News > Latest Satellite News

Latest Satellite News Discussion, Telefonica to introduce OTT set-top box at General Satellite News forum; Telefonica to introduce OTT set-top box By Robert Briel Published: October 11, 2010 07.18 Europe/London Spanish telecoms operator Telefonica has ...

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Telefonica to introduce OTT set-top box
Bacteria's Avatar
Posts: 96,015

Level: 124 [♥ Bé-Yêu ♥♥ Bé-Yêu ♥♥ Bé-Yêu ♥♥ Bé-Yêu ♥♥ Bé-Yêu ♥]
Life: 4638 / 4638
Magic: 32005 / 102658
Experience: 68%

Thanks: 1,107
Thanked 5,578 Times in 1,419 Posts
Join Date: Oct 2006
Age: 37
Telefonica to introduce OTT set-top box - 11-October-2010, 12:00

Telefonica to introduce OTT set-top box
By Robert Briel
Published: October 11, 2010 07.18 Europe/London

Spanish telecoms operator Telefonica has chosen Oregan Networks as the supplier of client-side middleware, powering Over The Top (OTT) video deployments in Telefnicas Spanish home market as well as other areas of Telefnicas global footprint.

The new middleware will allow Telefnicas broadband consumers to search and playback content from various sources using high-speed broadband access, but also including locally stored content on personal home devices, mobile appliances, TV programme catch-up services and premium pay-per-view video libraries.

Telefnica will employ the new technology not only in Spain, but across its footprint including the Latin American region which represents 64% of the telecom operators total subscriber base, and a region where pay-TV market penetration has been historically limited.

As the OTT market is poised to complement traditional pay-TV, weve made it certain that the best of connected home entertainment is within reach of our subscribers in the environment most suited for its consumption: directly on TV, said Fernando Garcia, Head of OTT Strategy and Products at Telefnica, in a statement.

Mark G Perry, CEO of Oregan Networks said, Driven by the rapid progress in maturity and consumer familiarity with Internet applications and technologies, Over The Top content represents an important ingredient in todays telecoms services mix. He added, Telefnica is a project of great magnitude and significance for Oregan and we are pleased to be contributing to the telcos effort in developing new frontiers of entertainment through our technology and solid expertise in Internet media access systems for TV.

The announcement by Oregon and Telefonica marks a heating up of the Spanish market. Just last week, Vodafone Spain announced its hybrid set-top box from Wyplay allowing their customers to access internet content on their TV set and combining this with DTT reception of both pay and FTA channels. The Telefonica STB brings the traditional IPTV services together with OTT from the open internet. Both announcements are part of a trend that operators are now choosing to open up their boxes to content from the web.

Reply With Quote


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

ECS on RSS ECS on Twitter ECS on Facebook ECS on Youtube
Follow us on:

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright 2002 - 2010, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.