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Kabelnoord taps Amino for FTTH TV rollout

Dutch cable operator Kabelnoord has tapped Amino to provide its MOVE multiscreen video platform to offer advanced TV services as part of its rollout of a fibre-to-the-home network.

Kabelnoord currently provides a mix of DVB-C and fibre-based services to almost 30,000 customers in Friesland and will shortly undertake a major expansion of its footprint in the region having secured a contract to provide FTTH to a further 20,000 homes.

Donald McGarva

The operator will also deploy its advanced TV service to an adjacent broadband network operator in Groningen where 15,000 homes will be able to benefit from an advanced TV experience including catch-up, network PVR and multiscreen delivery.

Kabelnoord will deploy Amino’s MOVE platform, including transcoding, media backend, web services and a new user interface to deliver services across Amino’s Kamai 7 technology, powered by the Amino Enable software stack, as well as Android and IOS.

The Amino platform includes support for live, on-demand, catch-up and cloud-recorded content over any IP network.

The service is expected to launch in the second half of this year.

Kabelnoord Chief Technology Officer Anton van der Hoek said: “This is a significant expansion of both the reach of our offering and the range of exciting new TV experiences we can offer both existing and new customers. We have been impressed by Amino’s innovative MOVE platform and the strength of the team who have worked closely with us in the development of our planning for this important strategic project.”

Amino CEO Donald McGarva said: “Kabelnoord is a real innovator and we’re very pleased to partner with them on this exciting rollout of new TV everywhere services across their expanding fibre deployments. MOVE’s proven operator performance makes it the ideal platform for operators looking to maximise their network investment and attract new customers with new services that are closely aligned with how today’s consumers demand entertainment.”

Amino will exhibit at ANGA COM on stand 7.A51