Israel's Golden-Channels flips switch on NVOD

Wed, 04/10/2002 - 8:00pm
Jeff Baumgartner

Golden-Channels, Israel's largest cable television company, has launched near video-on-demand services in Jerusalem and the Tel Aviv metro area via a video server system supplied by SeaChange International.

The MSO's NVOD service is comprised of 12 channels of Hollywood, Israeli and European movies, offering them up through SeaChange's MediaCluster system and Thomson Multimedia-built digital set-tops with OpenTV Corp.'s middleware and NagraVision's conditional access system. Golden-Channels' initial configuration calls for storage of more than 1,000 hours of content.

Golden-Channels, which passes more than 660,000 cable homes, hopes eventually to offer full VOD services as well, the company said.


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