MultiChoice South Africa, a Naspers subsidiary that has pioneered multi-channel television in Africa, has selected OpenTV as a key partner for the rollout of advanced digital television services on its DStv platform.
MultiChoice South Africa (MCSA) will be looking into introducing high-definition (HD) personal video recorders (PVRs) with OpenTV Core2 middleware and OpenTV PVR2 software, in combination with Irdeto’s content security for digital TV. OpenTV will act as system integrator for the project.
A push video on demand (VOD) service will allow MCSA to broadcast a selection of television and entertainment content directly on the hard disks of set-top boxes for immediate access by subscribers. The advanced service will, ultimately, provide MCSA’s subscribers with a range of interactive TV content, PVR, VOD, and HD services.
OpenTV has been one of our key partners in our efforts to offer advanced services and improve the overall user experience, said Nolo Letele, CEO of MCSA. We are excited about the new applications supported by OpenTV Core2 and OpenTV PVR2, as well as the other applications and upgrades that will provide customers with new ways to enjoy their video services.