Concurrent said Cable Onda, a cable service provider in Panama, will use Concurrent's MediaHawk 4000 on-demand platform to launch VOD to approximately 15,000 digital cable subscribers. Concurrent claims this will be the first commercial deployment of VOD in Central America.
Referring to Concurrent and its MediaHawk system, Karlos Brown, Cable Onda’s senior manager of operations, said, "The modularity of their on-demand solution also allows us to easily and independently scale content storage and streaming capability as our needs for both grow."
Cable Onda also launched Concurrent's Real-Time Media, enabling the system to provide subscribers on-demand access to real-time content, such as news, sports, select broadcast television series and original programming. As an optional component to the Media-Hawk On-Demand Platform, Real-Time Media allows viewers to pause, fast forward and rewind broadcast programs shortly after they have aired.