Vodafone España improves start-over and catch-up experience with Alpha Networks and MediaData TV tech

Vodafone España has announced a partnership with video distribution software solutions provider Alpha Networks and MediaData TV to improve its start-over and catch-up experience.

Vodafone has implemented the pair’s Real-time Accurate EPG solution. The solution is an AI-powered product which seeks to solve the issues of EPG inaccuracy. It promises to offer a smarter programme guide that guarantees sharp start over for TV channels, as well as the removal of unplayed, padding programming and the introduction of initially unscheduled information broadcasted by the channel.

Jesus Rodriguez 
TV Platform and Content Operations Manager at Vodafone España, said: “At Vodafone España we constantly strive for excellence. Offering a TV service, we intend to provide great content, but also the best TV experience. We are happy to benefit of the Real-time Accurate EPG solution provided by Alpha Networks and MediaData TV, since the start over and catch-up represent key features towards offering smooth and high-quality viewing experience to our subscribers.”

Carles Farrando, Managing Director at MediaDataTV, said: “We are proud to announce this partnership and we are confident that Alpha Networks’ deep technical knowledge and expertise in machine learning algorithms applied to video content and program guides, combined and integrated with our “Synchronization service”, will allow us to significantly expand our business, by offering a wider range of qualitative service to operators.”

Guillaume Devezeaux CMO at Alpha Networks, said: “We are extremely proud to partner with Mediadata TV. Thanks to their knowledge of the Spanish market and TV experience with operators, we are able to propose together a very advanced solution and guarantee the best service to operators.”

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