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Telecom Italia selects Technicolor for hybrid platform

Telecom Italia has partnered with TV technology company Technicolor to help with the launch of its next generation Cubovision service, which will merge traditional pay TV content, over-the-top applications and personal media.

The telco will use Technicolor’s MediaPlay set-top box platform, a hybrid pay TV/OTT media server that offers multiroom video distribution over wireless networks. Technicolor will also deliver its MediaAccess residential service gateways, which deliver high-speed bandwidth and optimised wireless for content and applications distribution within the home.

The company will also provide content workflow and asset management, supporting the video infrastructure for the CuboVision offering.

Michel Rahier, president of Technicolor’s connected home division, said: “This partnership with Telecom Italia demonstrates Technicolor’s ability to integrate value added video devices, software and services to deliver consumers with a leading-edge connected home experience. We are very excited to leverage these solid foundations to accompany services providers in bringing innovative services packages to themarket.”