The IPTV platform is integrated by Meatel and enabled by tucanoRED service delivery platform from Alpha Networks, and solutions from Amino, Broadpeak and Viaccess.
Cablevision, a pay-TV provider in Lebanon, has announced the imminent launch of a new IP-based entertainment services in major cities across the country.
Cablevision will bundle its IP-to-home content delivery service with a broadband offering reportedly delivering more than 150 entertainment, news, sports and film channels alongside on-demand and OTT content. The service launch is planned in and around the capital Beirut before a new tier of cities is targeted for further expansion, the release stated.
Commenting on the launch, Bassam Jaber, Chairman and General Manager at Cablevision, said: We are confident that Cablevision will be able to offer a brand new content delivery and viewing experience to subscribers. The choice of a proven ecosystem helped us reduce the number of integrations and equipment, and therefore simplifies future business operations. We see IP-based delivery as the way forward for future content delivery and believe we have in place the right ecosystem with Meatel, Alpha Networks, Amino, Broadpeak and Viaccess to drive our future strategy.
The IPTV platform is integrated by Meatel and enabled by tucanoRED service delivery platform from Alpha Networks, Aminos Aria6 hybrid HEVC client device, Broadpeaks nanoCDN for multicast ABR streaming and Viaccess Connected Sentinel security suite along with the Viaccess multi-platform secured media player for content delivery to multiscreen devices.
Commenting on the solutions, Samer Elia, Head of Entertainment, Multimedia and Communications Business Unit at Meatel, said: Were very proud to have successfully managed the integration of best-of-breed technologies with our partners. Were delighted to enable our customer, Cablevision, to cost-effectively deliver a high-quality VoD and Live services over IP to its subscribers with a very innovative, feature-rich and reliable platform.
Pascal Birot, SVP Business Development at Alpha Networks, added: The pay-TV environment is more complex and users are more demanding than before. Operators want to deliver a mix of live and VOD content, coming from different content sources, across different networks, targeting multiple screens. Our open and modular back-end provides a faster time-to-market for delivering new services so that Cablevision maintains its competitive edge in the marketplace.
On his company’s participation, Bart Vanderostyne, VP Sales at Amino, stated: We are very pleased to partner with Meatel on this exciting new IPTV deployment one of the new greenfield opportunities in the region. Cablevision is a very well established operator and we look forward to working with them on this exciting stage in their expansion plans.