Monday, December 1, 2014

Alticast Partners With Videotron To Provide An Enhanced Multi-Room Experience

Videotron and Alticast continue their partnership to help advance Videotron’s successful 
illico TV service

BROOMFIELD, Colo. – December 1, 2014 – Alticast, a global partner for the delivery of media entertainment, today announced that it played a significant role in helping the Canadian cable television giant Videotron rollout its next generation of set-top boxes (STB) that enable its subscribers to simultaneously record up to eight different programs. 

Videotron’s new X8 multi-room HD PVR is the latest example of the company’s commitment to continually enhancing its advanced illico interactive TV service and to providing its more than 1.7 million subscribers with the latest live, on-demand and interactive services delivered to multiple devices in the home.

Alticast’s team of veteran engineers was responsible for developing much of the critical software for the X8’s multi-room PVR capabilities and interactive applications.  The development, integration and test teams worked closely with Videotron and its STB suppliers to ensure that the X8 performs flawlessly and seamlessly with Videotron’s back-office systems.

“Keeping our illico service at the cutting-edge of entertainment delivery is a strategic imperative, so we turned to Alticast to leverage their expertise in the industry to help us bring our new X8 set-top box to market quickly,” said Marie-Ginette Lepage, Vice President, Marketing-Content and Broadcasting.   “Offering our subscribers the very best multi-screen TV experience with continued innovation is our goal, and our new X8 set-top is one of the keys to ensuring that we meet this goal.”

“Videotron has a well-deserved reputation for excellence and with their new X8 set-top box it is clear that they are committed to keeping their illico interactive TV service on the leading edge of innovation,” said John Carlucci, CTO, Alticast US.  “This project not only demonstrates Videotron’s commitment to its subscribers, it demonstrates the capabilities of our engineers and their ability to solve operators’ most demanding software development needs.”

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