Besides its IPTV solutions, service provider Ocilion now also offers TV signals to German network operators for distribution on DVB-C networks.
The target group are fibre network operators without own reception equipment, who – usually for services for the housing industry – continue to provide traditional DVB-C cable signals in addition to IPTV. According to Ocilion, the service is also relevant for traditional cable operators who want to obtain additional TV packages or no longer want to operate an existing redundant cable headend themselves for cost reasons.
The scope of services includes the provision of the unencrypted signals for the free-TV channels and the encrypted signals for free HD and pay-TV channels. End customers can book the free HD and pay TV channel packages individually. For these packages Ocilion operates a central DVB-CA system (Conditional Access) and also provides the network operators with the corresponding CA modules. The company also provides all necessary licence rights for these add-on packages, so that no additional rights agreements with third parties are necessary. Provisioning is done via an operator interface API and a web portal.
“With the signal supply for DVB-C distribution we expand our B2B service portfolio for network operators and thus fulfil concrete needs in the market. We have taken this step because the synergy effects are very high both for our customers and for us. Our customers have the advantage that they can purchase wholesale products for IPTV and DVB-C from one source – including the necessary rights and our proven monitoring and support infrastructure for both products”, said Ocilion Managing Director Hans Kühberger.