North American cable debut for MediaKind

Canadian cable operator Cogeco Connexion has tapped MediaKind, the new brand forged out of Ericsson’s media solutions business, to deliver advanced TV services for its subscribers.

Angel Ruiz

Cogeco Conexion, which is the second largest operator in Ontario and Quebec provinces, will use MediaKind’s technology, including the MediaFirst TV platform with Android Google mobile services, rncoding on-demand, video storage and processing platform, content management system and professional services to power services including catch-up TV, personalised recommendations and an enhanced user interface.

The contract, the first for MediaKinds MediaFirst platform in the North American cable market, will see the service launch by mid-2019.

Angel Ruiz, CEO, MediaKind said: “Consumers are always looking for more captivating and personalized ways to experience the media they know and love – and they expect to find it whenever and wherever they choose to watch it. We are excited to partner with Cogeco Connexion and enable the delivery of a competitive, next generation TV service with capabilities that meet viewer demands for ever-more immersive content. For MediaKind this marks a major step, showing how our MediaFirst TV Platform has broader applications and can be used to power cable operator services to help these companies compete in a shifting media landscape.”

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