Edgeware and Dreampark Announce Joint Integration to Enable Advanced nPVR and Time Shift TV

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008
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STOCKHOLM — Dreampark, one of the leading providers of middleware for cable, terrestrial and IPTV services in the European market, and Edgeware, the supplier of revolutionary server systems for On-Demand TV, today announced the completion of a joint integration project that enables operators to provide attractive and cost-effective TV services. The combined offering, already selected by multiple operators in Europe, is one of the first fully integrated IPTV offerings to enable a wide range of interactive features, including network Personal Video Recording (nPVR), Time Shift TV with trick play, Start Over TV, Historic Electronic Program Guide (EPG) and Scheduled Recordings.

The nPVR features are ready for commercial deployment with Dreampark´s Dreamgallery™ 3.4 release, which fully supports the native Time Shift functionalities offered by Edgeware´s Orbit 2x server platform.

“We see a strong trend among subscribers wanting to plan their TV viewing around their lives, instead of having to plan their lives around their EPG. We are pleased to announce that Edgeware and Dreampark can meet this rapidly growing demand by offering one of the first out of the box solutions for nPVR and Time Shifted Live TV. Compared to traditional VOD, these services generate significantly higher take-up rates and revenue opportunities for service providers,” says Mikael Samuelsson, VP sales of Edgeware.

Designed ground up for On-Demand TV, the Orbit 2x platform provides instantaneous playout of fully interactive on-demand streams from ongoing or pre-recorded live channel programs. Each server can record up to 320 simultaneous live TV channels, while streaming up to its full 20Gbps capacity. “Features such as Start Over and Historic EPG represent unique differentiators for IPTV operators but are complex for the end user,” said Magnus Persson, Director of Sales, Dreampark. “To remove the complexity, Dreamgallery 3.4 offers a new navigation concept which gives the end user immediate access to all the different Network PVR features with a single button press. Such user friendliness creates a demand for a powerful and scalable streaming solution.”

Edgeware´s groundbreaking server solutions will be showcased at IBC in Amsterdam, September 12-16, in booth IP241 (IPTV zone).