Quoting Dana Tomaskova, director of O2 and the operator’s digital services, Digital Rozhlas reports that O2 wants to fine tune the platform, which CETIN is developing for O2 and other countries from the Telenor group, so that it works without any problems. The company wants to avoid the problems that accompanied, for example, the launch of the new T-Mobile TV service.
She added: “We have over 570,000 customers who use the service on millions of devices. The operation is really very logistically demanding. We cannot afford problems in such a large number of customers and facilities”.
Significantly, O2 will use the delay to implement some unplanned changes. One of them is that the service will no longer support the original Full HD boxes and it will now be possible to operate O2 TV only on boxes with support for Ultra HD resolution and applications for smart TVs, mobile devices and the web interface.
Furthermore, following the Samsung brand, O2 TV will be extended to the WebOS system (from version 3.5), ie LG TVs from 2017. The application is in the approval phase and should be released next month.