German cable provider Kabel Deutschland (KD) has signed an agreement with Concurrent to implement the MediaHawk VX video delivery platform for its 8.7 million subscribers.
Concurrent’s MediaHawk VX enables KD to deliver high quality video content to multiple screens from a unified video delivery solution. MediaHawk VX software is paired with commercially available hardware to create a turnkey video content delivery system.
"We believe Concurrent’s ability to support both Internet video delivery and traditional TV delivery on the same platform provides us with the flexibility to expand our business to new screens and to take advantage of more efficient content delivery models," said Lorenz Glatz, KD’s chief technology officer, in a statement.
In merging video on demand (VOD) and HTTP functionality into a unified solution architecture, MediaHawk provides a solution for operators who are interested in supporting both traditional set-top box terminals as well as new IP enabled consumer devices, such as tablet computers, smartphones, IP set-top boxes, and gaming consoles. As a modular software solution, MediaHawk VX can be scaled to address future growth requirements and updated to meet the changing demands of a dynamic multi-screen market. Concurrent’s solution will be integrated and deployed at KD in conjunction with Seachange’s EventIS back office system and NDS’ client solution.