Alpha Networks has announced that the linear-TV and On-Demand television Snow service of KPN Belgium is outsourced to them.
In August 2012, KPN Group Belgium signed a five-year contract with Alpha Networks for the supply of its complete TV ecosystem to launch a new IPTV service in the Belgian market.
Within the framework of the agreement, Alpha Networks is providing the following services: consulting services towards television content rights negotiation; an end-to-end Hosted TV platform; integrated OSS/BSS Software developed in-house; supply of set-top-box and middleware; and integration of the complete solution.
“This launch marks a turning point in our company demonstrating that our software solution is able to attract large telco companies and that hosted infrastructures are a valid alternative for such players,” said Victor Badin, CEO of Alpha Networks, in a statement.
This outsourcing contract allowed KPN Group Belgium to launch the new service very rapidly.
Jos Donvil, CEO of KPN Belgium added: ““The challenger role that we had and still have with BASE in mobile telephony will now be taken up by Snow for internet, fixed-line telephony and digital TV. We believe in partnerships to realise new projects and create real added value for the customers.
“We found that Alpha Networks provides a complete TV ecosystem that handles every step of the operations from OSS/BSS to TV portal. This unique value proposition allows us to have an entire solution which generates operational efficiencies and above all allows us to focus on our core business which is our brand and our clients.”
Alpha Networks has chosen Harmonic’s video codec technology, the ProMedia family of products, to build the entire TV head-end section of the Snow platform: ProMedia –Live and –Carbon transcoding solutions have been deployed to process live streams and VOD Assets.
ProMedia Package provides an adaptive stream preparation and encryption solution. ProMedia Origin is the streaming video server for originating the range of multiscreen services and also provides a unified delivery platform for VOD and catch-up TV.