The Kudelski Group has said it assuming full end-to-end responsibility from headend to set-top box for Portugal Telecom’s new hybrid satellite broadband service. PT aims to offer its subscribers a range of satellite and broadband services, which are set to be launched in 2008.
The company is leveraging its entire suite of products to introduce new subscription SD and HD services. These include OpenTV Core 2.0, OpenTV PVR2 and OpenTV’s HTML, Nagravision CA and Lysis content management system.
“Convergence of broadcast and broadband continues to be a clear market trend,” said Pierre Roy, COO of the Kudelski Group, in a prepared statement. “The pre-integration of Nagravision, OpenTV, Quative and Lysis products into a full solution suite allows us to help operators remain competitive and provide new services. Portugal Telecom is an excellent example of an operator using our end-to-end solution to expand their existing services with new compelling programming options.”
“This new partnership is a strong example of how these value-added, bundled solutions allow our customers to differentiate platforms,” said Ben Bennett, OpenTV’s Chief Executive Officer. “We look forward to contributing to Portugal Telecom’s growth and success, and growing our already strong footprint in Europe.”