The agreement covers free-TV channels DMAX HD, TLC HD, Eurosport 1 SD/HD and Home & Garden TV HD as well as pay-TV services Discovery Channel HD, Animal Planet HD and Eurosport 2 HD.
Ocilion also secured extensive additional rights, including options like in-home streaming and multi-room access. The free-TV channels will be part of the basic HD package, the pay-TV channels will be bundled in a separate subscription package. The agreement with Discovery applies to both IPTV and DVB-C.
“We are pleased that we can now provide the entire Discovery content portfolio via Ocilion and thus create another B2B alternative for network operators in the German-speaking market,” said Thomas Bichlmeir, director distribution & commercial strategy at Discovery Networks Deutschland.
Hans Kühberger, managing director of Ocilion IPTV Technologies, added: “We offer network operators everything from a single source: A complete IPTV system with a comprehensive channel line-up including signal delivery for a TV product under their own brand. Thanks to the agreement with Discovery, we add more premium content to our platform. This enables our customers to bring even more variety to their customers’ living rooms.”
Ocilion provides network operators and city carriers with an end-to-end IPTV system including 4K set-top boxes, apps, integrated video library and distribution rights. They have the choice between local, on-premises integration and a cloud solution.
More than 60 network operators are already using Ocilion’s IPTV platform for their TV services.