IBC 2010 – AMSTERDAM. Headend provider Appear TV has announced a successful deployment for its SC2000 headend for MultiChoice Africa. The Naspers-owned platform is extending its reach through a greater number of commercial outlets in South Africa and Africa as a whole.
“The roll out has been the result of a collaborative partnership in which we have worked together to deliver a solution that met MultiChoice’s exacting requirements including some custom development to simplify installation and maintenance,” explained Carl Walter Holst, CEO, Appear TV explains, “We are delighted with the successful deployment of our technology for MultiChoice, which helps it to distribute the MultiChoice services to a wider audience.
The modular headend will be used in hotels, shopping centres and leisure venues in South Africa. As part of the three-year contract retail customers will be obliged to use the Appear SC2000 configured with satellite reception, descrambling, and IP output modules.