Canadian operator Videotron has claimed a “major technological milestone” in releasing an Ultra-HD (UHD) set-top box across its entire service area.
The new set-top’s processor is 12 times the speed of an illico TV new generation set-top box, making it possible to navigate 4 times faster, to record 8 shows simultaneously, to store up to 320 hours of HD content, the equivalent of 13 consecutive days of recording, or to store up to 115 hours of UHD content.
“As a leader in cable TV, Videotron hopes that its move into UHD will serve as a catalyst for the development of Canada’s UHD ecosystem and spur all the players in the distribution chain to follow suit, from the movie studios and post-production facilities to the broadcasters,” comments Manon Brouillette, President and CEO of Videotron. “Consumers will be the winners.”#
Sky’s Andrea Ranalli will be among those looking at the impact of 4K at this year’s Content Delivery World (5th – 7th October, Radisson Blu Portman Hotel, London), in a keynote, ‘Telecom Italia and the role of 4K as a driver for CDN architecture evolution’. Click here for booking and more info.