Access systems provider the Kudelski Group has won a contract to supply cable broadband operator YPSO/Numericable with video-on-demand (VoD) and interactive services to support its national rollout in France, Belgium and Luxembourg. The Kudelski Group will provide its Nagravision conditional access system, along with three additional technologies as part of the contract: the OpenTV Core 2.0 and HTML client middleware; the Quative next-generation Service Delivery Platform (SDP), which provides full support for the interactive applications; and the Lysis Content Management System (CMS) which drives the entire content distribution chain and workflow for on-demand content. In addition, the vendor will handle the integration process to embed the solution within YPSO/Numericable’s existing systems.
According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms database, YPSO/Numericable is owned by Altice and Cinven, and is a leading cable broadband operator in the French, Belgian and Luxembourg markets. It offers video, digital and analogue, voice and data services to 9.5 million homes in France. The YPSO/Numericable group has been created as a result of the acquisition of several cable operators, namely: Est Videocommunication, France Telecom Cable, TDF Cable, NC Numericable, UPC France and Noos, Coditel Brabant and Coditel Luxembourg.