The Ericsson spin-off says the upgrade will enable existing Mediaroom operators to upgrade to the MediaFirst TV Platform.
Mediaroom remains the market leading IPTV platform with more than 40 million STBs deployed worldwide.
Gowton Achaibar, COO and Head of R&D, MediaKind says Media room customers can mover to MediaFirst with minimal disruption: “For TV providers with legacy STBs, the challenge has always been how to evolve their offering and provide the rich content experiences that consumers expect today, across all their devices.”
The transition is achieved through a simple software update. The new client then provides consumers with a choice of continuing with the current familiar experience or taking the plunge to a new, immersive user interface.
Additional features include quick access to the consumer’s own content, advanced analytics and voice control.
The first MediaFirst Client for Mediaroom customer is set to roll out its service in 2019.