Cablevision, the leading pay-TV provider in Lebanon, announced today the imminent launch of a new IP-based entertainment services in major cities across the country.
Cablevision will bundle its brand new IP-to-home content delivery service with a broadband offering – delivering over 150 popular entertainment, news, sports and premier film channels alongside on-demand and OTT content. The service launch is planned in and around the capital Beirut before a new tier of cities is targeted for further expansion.
“We are confident that Cablevision will be able to offer a brand new content delivery and viewing experience to subscribers” said Bassam Jaber, Chairman and General Manager at Cablevision. “The choice of a proven ecosystem helped us reduce the number of integrations and equipment, and therefore simplifies future business operations. We see IP-based delivery as the way forward for future content delivery and believe we have in place the right ecosystem with Meatel, Alpha Networks, Amino, Broadpeak and Viaccess to drive our future strategy.”
The IPTV platform is integrated by Meatel and enabled by tucanoRED service delivery platform from Alpha Networks, Amino’s high-performance Aria6 hybrid HEVC client device, Broadpeak’s nanoCDN™ for multicast ABR streaming and Viaccess’ Connected Sentinel security suite along with the Viaccess multi-platform secured media player for content delivery to multiscreen devices.
“We’re very proud to have successfully managed the integration of best-of-breed technologies with our partners,” said Samer Elia, Head of Entertainment, Multimedia and Communications Business Unit at Meatel. “We’re delighted to enable our customer, Cablevision, to cost-effectively deliver a high-quality VoD and Live services over IP to its subscribers with a very innovative, feature-rich and reliable platform.”
Pascal Birot, SVP Business Development at Alpha Networks, added, “The pay-TV environment is more complex and users are more demanding than before. Operators want to deliver a mix of live and VOD content, coming from different content sources, across different networks, targeting multiple screens. Our open and modular back-end provides a faster time-to-market for delivering new services so that Cablevision maintains its competitive edge in the marketplace.”
From his side, Bart Vanderostyne, VP Sales at Amino, stated, “We are very pleased to partner with Meatel on this exciting new IPTV deployment – one of the new ‘greenfield’ opportunities in the region. Cablevision is a very well established operator and we look forward to working with them on this exciting stage in their expansion plans.”
“We are thrilled to play a pivotal role in this first IPTV roll-out in Lebanon and the region,” said Fabrice Bellanger, VP Sales at Broadpeak. “Our powerful streaming technologies enable value-added services delivery such as Live, VoD and catch-up TV with an improved quality of experience for subscribers while dramatically reducing Cablevision’s operating expenses,” added Bellanger.
“We are pleased to continue our longstanding relationship with Cablevision through this integration with Meatel, Alpha Networks, Amino and Broadpeak” said Arnaud Alvarez, VP Worldwide Sales at Viaccess. “This announcement is a proof point of the viability of our solutions-oriented approach. The proposed suite covers all needs of Cablevision’s and paves the way for innovative services,” concluded Alvarez.
Cablevision, established in 1993, is the market leader pay-TV company, offering satellite channels to its subscribers through its wireless encrypted signal covering all of Lebanon.
Cablevision maintains its market leadership through offering a premium combination of channels distributed through state-of-the-art equipment complemented by a dedicated customer service center. For more information, visit www.Cablevision.com.lb
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