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October 23, 2013

Orange Spain Adds OTT to Multiscreen TV Service

By Tara Seals, TMCnet Contributor

Orange (News - Alert) Spain is planning to deliver over-the-top (OTT) content as a key ingredient for the multiscreen service it launched at the end of September. Looking to go beyond simple linear video entertainment, Orange’s service offers access to hundreds of live TV channels, thousands of hours of video on demand (VOD) programming, catch-up TV, personal video recording (PVR), and, soon, an array of OTT IP-based content—to various screens across the consumer experience.

Orange is rolling out the capabilities via Viaccess-Orca's unified service platform, which incorporates core components including the VO RiGHTv Service Delivery Platform, Connected Sentinel DRM solution, and COMPASS content discovery and recommendation platform.

"We are now able to provide customers throughout the Orange footprint with a high-quality TV experience by offering premium content across every IP-enabled platform using a highly scalable and fully convergent TV system integrated around Viaccess-Orca's core components," said Philippe Rozes, vice president of multiscreen services at Orange. "This successful deployment promises to be yet another important milestone in the collaboration between Orange and Viaccess-Orca as we continue to move forward with our TV Everywhere solution in other countries."

Orange Spain's selection of the Viaccess-Orca solution follows a number of deployments of the company's technology, beginning with the 2011 launch of NewTV for IPTV (News - Alert) in France, NewTV for IPTV and satellite TV in Poland in 2012, and the 2013 launch of a DTH TV service for Orange Romania.

"Our TV Everywhere solution enables innovative content services to blend OTT content with the programming mix delivered over managed networks, turning a challenge into an opportunity to better embrace subscribers' changing video consumption habits," said François Moreau de Saint Martin, CEO at Viaccess-Orca. "It also allows those subscribers to access more content on more devices via the same provider with an improved user experience."

Edited by Stefania Viscusi

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