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European wins kick off TV Connect 2016

As the 2016 TV Connect show opens today in London, SoftAtHome (stand 79) announced that its latest software release supported the launch of Mobistar’s new TV offering over the Belgian unbundled cable network.

In the context of Belgian Cable networks regulation, ‘Mobistar Internet & TV’ is considered a world premiere where a mobile network operator is offering premium interactive Digital TV and high broadband Internet services over unbundled cable infrastructure.

“Until now, end-users had a very limited and quite expensive Internet and TV offering here in Belgium,” said Jean-Marc Harion, CEO of Mobistar. “With our new Mobistar Internet & TV offer, we propose up to 70 TV channels and high-speed Internet (100 Mo/s).

“Our Mobistar Internet & TV is truly a world’s first: we are becoming one of the very first Cable Virtual Network Operators in the world,” he concluded.

SoftAtHome helped Mobistar deliver a range of features for the cable TV decoder, supporting its key priorities of using non-proprietary networks. On top of its new services such as download speeds up to 200Mbps, upload speeds up to 12Mbps or non-capped monthly volumes, Mobistar offers TV services with an intuitive interface that includes an advanced PVR, an enriched EPG, 8 tuners supporting up to 4 simultaneous recordings and up to 400 hours of TV storage.

Accedo wins maxdome

More show related European news was announced today, this time by Accedo which recently supported Germany’s largest SVOD library in its quest to become video-centric.

The vendor helped develop maxdome’s new and improved SVOD service, which now offers an intuitive user experience (UX) and helps make it easy for subscribers to explore over 50,000 titles at their leisure.

“Accedo has created a stunning video-centric UX for maxdome within record time,” commented Claus Spacil, CTO of maxdome. “Accedo’s experience and product excellence helped accelerate our time-to-market with our new and improved video service.”

The new maxdome service has been launched for multiple platforms, including Smart TVs, Blu-ray players, games consoles, mobile and tablet devices, as well as Chromecast, and Amazon Fire TV.

Vanessa Subron is a freelance writer for IPTV News

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