Developed by CETIN, it will include a new set-top box. Commenting on the development, Dana Tomaskova, O2 TV and digital services director, said: Thanks to the new platform, we will offer viewers, for example, a new, clear and user-friendly TV interface with the ability to create profiles for individual household members or even better content sorting and faster switching.
“They will also be able to buy a modern set-top box, and the owners of most of the smart devices for which television will be newly available should also look forward to it”.
O2 says that the platform will be O2 TV’s biggest technological challenge since 2013, when it was the first operator on the Czech market to introduce a new platform with a back view function. Josef Dockal, O2 TV’s product and technical director, added: This time we have a much bigger challenge ahead of us. We will transfer more than half a million customers to the new technological solution”.
The actual transition of all customers to the new platform will take place gradually over several months in the second half of the year.
The new O2 TV will be available only to customers of newer “metal” tariffs (O2 TV Bronze, Silver, Gold). O2 will therefore gradually transfer the owners of older M, L and XL tariffs to new tariffs, which are no longer without an obligation.
O2 ended last year with 529,000 active subscribers to its TV services in the Czech Republic.