Alticast and Videotron Collaborate to Provide the Next Generation in Interactive TV

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012 
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BROOMFIELD, Colo. and SEOUL, South Korea — Alticast, the leader in Interactive TV and Blu-ray™ solutions, is proud to have helped Vidéotron (Toronto: QBR.A; QBR.B), one of the largest providers of telecommunications in Canada, to develop an all new interactive TV solution: illico TV new generation. Alticast has been the primary supplier and developer of applications and the user experiences, and is the primary integrator for Videotron on this unique project.

Based on Alticast’s tru2way® software, this innovative solution will provide Videotron subscribers with exciting applications including: Digital Video Recorder (DVR) functionality, Video-on-Demand, Electronic Program Guide, Pay-Per-View, Caller ID, Weather and the ability for the subscriber to choose their own entertainment package. The platform also provides the capability to add additional capabilities as they become available.

“The deployment of this innovative interactive TV product was a collaborative effort of Videotron, Alticast and set-top box suppliers to bring the most advanced cable product in North America to Videotron subscribers,” said David Housman CEO of Alticast, Inc. “Along with the leadership of Videotron, we are working on additional advanced applications that will provide Videotron subscribers with an unparalleled experience.”

“The rollout of our new advanced services platform provides our subscribers with an incomparable user experience. Alticast’s efforts in assisting Videotron in this project have been invaluable in the development of the platform and we look forward this partnership as we add features and capabilities to the platform,” said Pierre Roy, Vice President, Engineering, Research and Development, Videotron.

Alticast’s tru2way software solution is based on open standards and provides Videotron with the flexibility and capability to add additional set-top box manufacturers and applications from a multitude of developers.