Com Hem to trial TiVo at Christmas

12 Oct 2012

Swedish cableco Com Hem has elaborated on recently announced plans to launch a new ‘TV everywhere’ platform based on TiVo middleware. The firm’s research and development manager Jens Persson revealed in an interview with that an alpha trial of the new service range is planned around Christmas, delivering integrated features across fixed/IP/mobile platforms including HFC cable, IPTV, iOS, Android, PC and Mac, and supporting linear TV, video-on-demand (VoD) and OTT on all devices. The TiVo solution is designed to offer a full range of TV features at home and on the move, with intelligent/remote recording, series linking, search/browse, TiVo recommendations, VoD, companion device and apps (such as YouTube, gaming and Twitter). Persson detailed the large-scale network improvements required to facilitate the service, involving deployment of the back-end ‘Adrenalin’ platform from Seachange (which will be integrated with Com Hem’s existing BSS system and with ‘TiVo Mind’), a streaming platform from Edgeware, Quality Assurance from Baton, QAM from Harmonic and transcoding from Envivio, plus a Samsung set-top box incorporating a 500GB hard drive.

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