C More chooses Vimond for Filmnet

Norway-based online TV specialist Vimond Media Solutions has announced that Nordic pay TV operator C More will extend its deployments of the Vimond streaming platform to deliver content to the recently-announced Filmnet online platform.

Filmnet has launched with a new Silverlight player framework, built by Vimond. The player includes features such as an episode chooser, clip info, language chooser for viewing and subtitling, and a streaming-quality monitor.

Filmnet is a distributor of C More Film and allows subscribers to watch as much programming as they want for a fixed monthly rate. Filmnet offers the C More Film package, which includes national and international content from movie studios and from Swedish TV4 and Svensk Filmindustri.

A beta version of Filmnet for Mac and PC launched in Sweden on October 1. An iPad version is expected soon.

As part of the Swedish TV4 Group, C More already uses Vimond to power its online Web TV services C More and C Sports.

“Filmnet will enable us to offer films and TV series to a rapidly growing market, helping us to secure greater market share and giving our audience greater TV experiences,” said Jan Rizvi, head of IT development at TV4. “Together with Vimond Media Solutions, we are able to keep pace with end users’ expectations. Vimond’s advanced knowledge of how to use technologies such as Smooth Streaming, Flash HTTP, Dynamic Streaming, and HLS ensures great video quality.”

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