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Videotron picks Concurrent’s MHBOSS for VOD upgrade

Wed, 01/23/2008 - 7:50am
Mike Robuck

Videotron will be using products from Concurrent for an upgrade to its existing video-on-demand (VOD) service.

Videotron, Quebec’s largest integrated communications provider, has chosen Concurrent’s MediaHawk Back Office Software Suite (MHBOSS) for the upgrade and expansion of its VOD service. Videotron is testing the system in its labs throughout the next two months, with plans to launch the new back office component later in the year. 

Concurrent said the deal with Videotron represents the first North American MHBOSS shipment.
 
“When we began plans to upgrade our VOD system, we realized we needed a more scalable back office based on open standards,” said Alain Boissonnault, principal director of the development of video technologies at Videotron. “Concurrent’s new MHBOSS is highly scalable and supports any next-generation applications we may be considering for the future, such as time-shifted TV.”
 
MHBOSS enables operators to upgrade systems and deploy new services without service interruptions; operators can deploy applications such as time-shifted TV and network-based digital video recorders (nDVR) in a phased manner due to MHBOSS’ ability to scale.

As more subscribers are added, and as on-demand utilization rises, the capacity of MHBOSS can be increased by adding additional computing and storage modules.

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