KPN taps Accenture for improved TV delivery

Dutch telco KPN has selected US consultancy Accenture to develop and maintain innovative television services for it based on the Accenture Video Solution, including the delivery of TV services to connected devices such as tablets and smartphones.

The new integrated solution being delivered by Accenture uses its software-based open architecture, and will add features to the IPTV and over-the-top (OTT) services that KPN already offers to the Dutch retail and wholesale markets. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Through its video software and services capabilities, Accenture is making it possible for KPN to provide its subscribers with an advanced multiscreen video experience, remote recording capabilities, ‘catch-up’ TV and adaptive streaming for consistent quality of service experience.

Accenture also plans to develop and deliver innovative new features and services designed to provide KPN’s subscribers with a superior user experience, according to the two companies.

The US consultancy consolidated its presence in the IPTV solutions space earlier this year by purchasing IPTV software, assets and capabilities from Nokia Siemens Networks – more details here.

KPN had reached 1.6mn subscribers for its IPTV service ‘iTV’ by the end of the third quarter of this year, having added 88,000 new customers in the three-month period.

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