netplus.ch wished to rapidly deploy innovative additional TV services, including PVR and VOD, with a flexible enough solution to cover customer’s needs, who have expressed a desire for nonlinear multimedia content and multiscreen services and who want this as soon as possible.
IPTV 2.0 is about offering the technology and solutions to enable operators to continue deriving value added services from their network and customer assets in a competitive multi device environment.
IPTV 2.0 is about offering consumers a real multimedia home network solution, in a multi-branded consumer electronics environment, enabling seamless integration of multi source video content (personal, free to air, Internet and paid for) into an innovative and integrated state of the art user interface (Interactive Service Guide).
There is no doubt the TV landscape is changing thanks to the rapid adoption of connected technologies. Viewers are using these to supplement their linear TV consumption with VOD and other services delivered over the top. Tablets and smartphones are also becoming increasingly popular as video consumption devices which demonstrates that people are looking to take their TV experience with them around the connected home. These companion devices offer more flexible viewing and allow users to engage with their favourite shows through social TV apps.
Netgem set-top box N8000
Since more and more people are using tablets to access content, service providers that fail to support these portable devices risk losing customers to alternative services outside of the traditional pay TV infrastructure. Therefore operators need to offer subscribers interactive and multi-screen viewing experiences that are consistent and simple to use.