Finnish cablenet Turku TV’s new VOD service will go live this spring following initial tests in the Turku area later this month.
The system is running on the Teleste-developed MyCast application platform. Movies priced at between €3 and €7 are ordered on the internet before being delivered to the customer’s TV.
“Turku Cable’s Video-on-Demand system is the first of its kind in Finland. We offer our customers a solution that does not require expensive new equipment, but is easy and affordable to use. The open hardware standard the system uses makes it possible to select customer terminals and future development as and when needed,” explained Samuli Salanterä, CEO of Turku Cable.
The VOD service runs on both standard and high definition receivers with the customer only requiring an addressable smart card.
Teleste CEO Jukka Rinnevaara said his company had found an operator that was comfortable with being at the forefront of technical advancement. With the Teleste MyCast application platform and video headend equipment, Turku Cable can offer its customers an entirely new service and user experience, where the customers is in charge of viewing the movies,” he said.
Based in the Turku region, south west Finland, the operator covers 85,000 households.