Viewers of Kabel Deutschland, Germany’s largest cable operator, will be able to access all their video through a single immersive user interface which works across all their TVs and personal devices.
The next generation video service is based on a new cloud-powered TV platform which KD is developing together with Cisco. The platform moves control and functionality into the cloud, making it quick and easy for Kabel Deutschland to update features, and offer new services.
In the home, the next generation video service will use connected devices from Cisco, again selected to offer the capacity, connectivity and features necessary to deliver on the open, integrated home-hub concept.
“Our video future lies in delivering converged, personalized, social, multi-screen video experiences, from a standardized, IP-based, cloud-powered platform,” comments Manuel Cubero, CEO, Kabel Deutschland. “We have chosen Cisco as our partner for software and set-top boxes because Cisco shares these fundamental tenets, and their products and plans best realize them.”
Meanwhile, at CES 2015, Cisco chairman and CEO John Chambers will participate in an Internet of Everything keynote panel, “Fast Innovation: Disrupt or Be Disrupted,” on Wednesday, January 7, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PT, at the Las Vegas Hilton Hotel, alongside Neil Smit, president and CEO of Comcast Cable and Dr. Werner Struth, president and CEO, Bosch.