France’s Bouygues Telecom has unveiled its selection of Kaltura’s technology to power its next-generation IPTV and OTT digital TV service.
The service will employ Kaltura’s cloud-based TV platform providing content, service, subscriber, household and offer management. Bouygues Telecom is set to migrate its existing TV service from an on-prem deployment to a cloud-based operation. This move will enable the next-generation TV service to use the agility and interactivity of the cloud alongside broadcast-grade scalability and resilience, while also reducing service complexity and costs.
Commenting on the development, Shuki Eytan, general manager media & telecom at Kaltura, said: “We are thrilled to have been selected as the vendor of choice by Bouygues Telecom, a truly premium service provider.
“By embracing today’s cloud TV, which combines the best of IPTV and OTT, telcos can embark on the digital transformation that enables them to provide leading-edge offerings. We very much look forward to finish implementing and launching an advanced, next-generation TV platform to Bouygues Telecom that enables the operator to successfully pursue its TV content strategy, and to deliver a next-level entertainment offering to France’s consumers and partners”.
Bouygues Telecom is relying on CommScope’s telecommunications expertise to integrate and roll out the project.
Ray Bontempi, VP, product management ANS at CommScope, added: “We’re delighted to be working together with Kaltura to deliver a leading-edge technology platform that will help Bouygues Telecom provide an advanced next-gen video entertainment service to subscribers”.
Kaltura’s TV platform will support Bouygues Telecom in its TV content and services strategy. The operator will be able to offer its subscribers an advanced service that brings together multimedia content from its partners, combining the operator’s own content with multiple third-party services to create a customer-centric offering.
Jean Paul Arzel, CTO at Bouygues Telecom said: “We are developing our next-generation TV service to offer an attractive and best-in-class experience, providing agility and efficiency to integrate new services, with systems and functionalities that are always up-to-date”.