Glashart Media, now part of KPN, selects ActiveVideo; upgrades IPTV services
to CloudTV™ H5 platform
Success of Cloud UI helps drive rapid subscriber growth for Dutch IPTV
SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 12, 2013
SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ActiveVideo® today announced
that Glashart Media, a Dutch IPTV service provider (now part of KPN) has
executed a system-wide upgrade of its interactive services to the ActiveVideo
CloudTV™ H5 software platform.
Glashart Media is using CloudTV H5 to deliver cloud UIs and other rich
interactive services-- including an EPG, on-demand video, Cloud DVR, and
other advanced applications-- to thin-client IPTV devices. The
CloudTV-powered service is live in approximately 140,000 homes and is
attracting an average of 1,200 new customers each week. Glashart Media will
continue to leverage a cloud UI approach using CloudTV to rapidly innovate and
expand its service offerings and subscriber acquisition.
CloudTV decouples the user experience from device dependencies, enabling IPTV,
telco, cable and other pay-TV providers to reduce costs and time-to-market for
multiplatform television experiences. CloudTV H5, the latest version of the
platform, features key innovations in product and network scalability that are
supporting the accelerated deployment of differentiating user interfaces and
applications written in HTML5.
"CloudTV has been essential to Glashart Media's ability to achieve key success
metrics, including an annual doubling of subscribers and VOD take rates of
three items per subscriber per month," said Niels Jonkman, business manager at
Glashart Media. "The performance enhancements of CloudTV H5 and the ability to
work with the deep pool of HTML5 web developers are enabling us to accelerate
innovation of new services, to drive increased customer penetration and to
enter new market areas."
"A key advantage of a solution based entirely in the cloud is the ability to
execute upgrades in the network, rather than at the device level," said Ronald
Brockmann, CTO of ActiveVideo. "Transitioning Glashart Media to CloudTV H5--
an entirely new platform-- required only a simple software upgrade in the
cloud; there was no new equipment needed, no changes to network infrastructure
and no inconvenience to customers."
Using highly optimized browser technology, CloudTV massively scales to render
the complete UI in the cloud to enable consistent multiscreen delivery of
advanced user interfaces. The CloudTV H5 platform streams user experiences
with low latency in either H.264 or MPEG2 via IP or QAM networks to any STB,
CI Plus television or connected device. The cloud-based execution and
rendering enables rapid, cost-effective development of complex animations and
functionality for any connected device, regardless of processing capability.
CloudTV is available on more than 10 million devices in the United States and
abroad with Cablevision Systems, Ziggo, Oceanic Time Warner Cable and other
operators and with Comcast in a multi-stage trial in one of the country's most
competitive markets. In addition, Charter Communications is using CloudTV to
support its cloud-based UI strategy. CloudTV also is on Philips-brand NetTVs
and is powering advanced user experiences for Net2TV, a virtual service
About Glashart Media
Glashart Media is a major radio and television provider delivering service to
approximately 200,000 subscribers on fiber networks in the Netherlands.
Besides analog, digital (DVB-C) radio and television, Glashart Media offers
particularly innovative interactive (IPTV) radio and television services with
the highest quality. Glashart Media services are currently being sold through
the following service providers: Fype; Lijbrandt Telecom; Scarlet; and Tweak.
ActiveVideo® is a Silicon Valley company that harnesses the power of the cloud
to accelerate multi-platform television experiences. The company's anchor
technology enables Pay-TV Operators, Online Video Providers and CE
Manufacturers to deliver advanced user experiences – irrespective of device
dependencies - by rendering the UI in the cloud. The company's flagship
platform – CloudTV™ - frees the service provider from device dependencies that
limit reach and fragment user experiences across diverse device platforms.
Using a "write once, deploy everywhere" approach, CloudTV eliminates the need
to write content services for countless device makes and models, resulting in
lower operational cost and faster time to market. ActiveVideo is based in San
Jose, CA, with offices in Los Angeles and Hilversum, the Netherlands. For more
information, visit www.activevideo.com; find us at
www.facebook.com/ActiveVideoNetworks; follow us at
Contact: Paul Schneider, PSPR, Inc. for ActiveVideo Networks, 215-817-4384,
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