Wednesday, September 5, 2007

UPC Selects Motorola and TANDBERG TV for VOD

UPC Broadband has selected Motorola and TANDBERG Television, part of the Ericsson Group, to power its Video on Demand (VOD) services in The Netherlands. Deployments are underway and expected to reach 500,000 subscribers this year.

Motorola has delivered its B-1 video server, a highly scalable platform that provides streaming of MPEG-2 video content. By separating storage of programming from streaming, the B-1 video server allows UPC to independently scale its content libraries and streaming resources at a fraction of the cost of legacy servers. TANDBERG Television was the lead integrator on the project and a team of TANDBERG Television VOD-engineers and systems architects has worked closely with UPC's engineering team to provide systems integration, including the incorporation of technologies and devices from a number of third party vendors. TANDBERG Television also supplied its OpenStream Digital Services Platform, an open VOD back-office solution.

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