Liberty Global, Ericsson to expand DVR services in LatAm

Staff writer
Future TV Asia

Ericsson and Liberty Global confirmed a new two-year deal between VTR in Chile and Liberty Cablevision of Puerto Rico, both part of LiLAC Group (Liberty Latin America and Caribbean).

With Ericsson's Video Storage and Processing Platform (VSPP), the TV operators will be able to expand the reach of their Digital Video Recording (DVR) services —known as Catch-up TV and Restart TV— across their countries.

Latin American TV consumers are rapidly changing their habits and expectations, as they now want to decide what they want to watch and pick-and-mix their own services. The new deal addresses this issue, allowing LiLAC Group to build innovative and compelling consumer experiences.

Ericsson's VSPP simplifies the recording capabilities and provides enriched functionalities for LiLAC's linear TV services. It also offers a unique, proven infrastructure that allows for seamless augmentation and replacement of legacy television services with new cloud-based services.

Further, Ericsson's VSPP provides outstanding performance gains and greatly simplifies Cloud DVR and video on demand (VoD) architectures, allowing operators to avoid many of the complexities and costs associated with these new services.

"With our solution, we are addressing all customer segments with unique configurations, while providing LiLAC Group with the ability to future-proof and grow as they see necessary,” said Nicolas Brancoli, VP of Ericsson Latin America and Caribbean.

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