Mexico’s Megacable taps Zenterio for TV transition project

MegacableSweden-based TV operating system provider Zenterio has secured a contract from Mexico’s largest cable operator Megacable to enhance its existing TV platform and build new IPTV and OTT applications.

The deal marks a breakthrough for Zentior in the Latin American market. The company’s operating system will run on all new set-top-boxes being deployed and will be used to migrate several different legacy boxes to provide a unified service.

Megacable will use Zenerio’s JetUI software to provide a unified user experience across all devices, according to Zenterio. Megacable will use Zenterio’s UI to expand its distribution to IPTV and OTT.

The completed TV platform, including Zenterio OS and Zenterio’s HTML UI framework, will run on six different set-top models initially, including three based on DOCSIS and three on Ethernet, and will support live DVB-C broadcasts, hybrid OTT, adaptive streaming, network DVR and time-shifting as well as start-over TV, catch-up TV, video on demand and social sharing.

The project is part of a migration of Megacable to embrace IPTV ans well as cable technology, including a change in back-end and conditional access sytems.

The first IPTV services will be launched early next year. Megacable has a base of about three million subscribers.

Henrique Yamuni, CEO, Megacable, said: “Through our agreement with Zenterio, we will be able to provide a superior user experience and make it easier and more intuitive for our subscribers to find and enjoy their favorite shows. The solution will also give us a unified user experience across all platforms and the opportunity to monetize additional content models. At Megacable we strive to be a cutting edge company offering innovative solutions to our subscribers and we are certain that Zenterio will help us towards achieving this.”

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