Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Telefónica Digital Picks Ericsson as Prime integrator of Global Video Platform

Ericsson has been selected as prime integrator of Telefónica Digital's next-generation video platform.

The multi-year, multi-country deal includes IPTV middleware, OTT back-office, Digital Rights Management Systems and Content Management Systems, Managed Services, as well as Ericsson Operations Support System (OSS) and Business Support System (BSS).   Telefónica's own R&D is developing and launching the user experience interface for GVP. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Telefónica's Global Video Platform (GVP) will allow its subscribers to access video services such as live TV, video on demand and premium services, simultaneously over any network for any device.


  • In November, Telefónica Digital announced the selection of Microsoft's Mediaroom for its new Global Video Platform (GVP) for all video entertainment services across Telefónica’s Operating Businesses. Telefónica's GVP is an IPTV-based pay-TV subscription service --  including DVR, video on-demand and and other applications -- that can be delivered either on the carrier's own access network or as an over-the-top offering.  It supports a range of devices inside and outside the home, including set top boxes, Xbox 360s, tablets and smartphones.  Launches are already underway in Brazil (Vivo TV Fibra), Chile (Movistar IPTV) and Spain (Movistar Imagenio on Xbox 360).  The service is Spain provides subscribers with 12 linear channels focused on sports including the Spanish First Soccer League (Liga BBVA) under Canal+ Liga Channel.


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