Eutelsat KabelKiosk unveils new OTT and multiscreen services

Eutelsat Germany has used the ANGA COM event in Cologne to unveil a new service for local and regional broadband and cable operators in Germany.

KabelKiosk will provide a set of linear TV and non-linear services for operators as well as a multiscreen TV service for iOS and Android smartphones and tablet and other connected devices.

The new features will also be available for KabelKiosk’s existing cable partners, enabling them to serve their DVB and IP customers with an advanced multi-screen product.

Eutelsat is targeting companies including small IP operators serving between 20,000 to 50,000 households, which are collectively expected to reach about four million households by 2015. The satellite operator is installing a new headend solution that will be able to efficiently transform 50 HD and 100 SD channels into IP and manage applications that include on-demand services, HbbTV applications and live adaptive streaming to OTT set-top boxes, smartphones and tablets. KabelKiosk’s new multi-screen product will be launched by the end of the year.

Partners involved in the project include Tvinci for the OTT backend offering, Harmonic for the video headend and Playready and Marlin for DRM. Rovi and PPS helped supply VOD and EPG solutions, while Farncombe helped to integrate the solution.

“Our strategy with KabelKiosk is to assemble sophisticated video products that network operators can customise as much or as little as they want. The components of the new services unveiled at ANGA COM assemble the know-how of leading players in IPTV, OTT, Digital Rights Management and multi-screen services and we look forward to helping IP and cable operators enrich their offer to clients across Germany,” said Martina Rutenbeck, managing director of Eutelsat Germany.