The new box is being made available initially in the Czech Republic and will be rolled out in other CME territories subsequently.
The box will be based on Alticast’s AltiPlatform and AltiView software, which support HTML5 applications, Microsoft PlayReady DRM and MPEG-DASH adaptive bit-rate encoding.
“We are very excited to roll-out this amazing full featured consumer experience,” said Claudiu Paraschiv, Head of Technology, CME. “Consumers first want to watch TV but as the market has evolved the demand for interactive services and content is in demand. Alticast has enabled CME to provide the applications and content desired by our subscribers. They have been a great partner in ensuring that we can satisfy our customers’ needs now and in the future.”