Dutch KPN operation switches to cloud UI
Glashart Media, a Dutch IPTV service provider (now part of KPN) has transitioned its user interface (UI) and its interactive services to the ActiveVideo CloudTV H5 software platform, the vendor said.
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 applications. These capabilities are now live in approximately 140,000 homes, all equipped with thin clients.
Since the transition, Glashart has been attracting an average of 1,200 new customers each week, ActiveVideo said.
“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.”
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, ActiveVideo said.
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 provider.
Glashart Media has a total of approximately 200,000 subscribers on fiber networks in the Netherlands.