nCUBE and Telefonica de Espania have signed a deal to bring video on demand to a number of trial areas in Spain.
nCUBE are not just known for their VOD systems – they are also a leader in advert insertion systems where digital adverts are inserted into cable content. The deal with Telefonica de Espana will provide viewers in the Madrid/Barcelona/Alicante regions with films and other content though their ADSL connection to a set-top box, and so straight to their TV – users won’t need a PC. The service will be called “imagenio”.
Users will be able to control the content through their remotes. nCUBE hope to be able to offer “everything on demand” (which their website helpfully terms as “EOD”) in the future.
Michael Pohl, president and CEO of nCUBE Corporation said “This strategic relationship with Telefonica is further validation of nCUBE’s flexibility and ability to cost-effectively deliver compelling on-demand services across multiple platforms, and we look forward to working with them as they continue to expand their VOD offering.”
n4x servers can cast to communities of between 5,000 and 500,000 users – ideal for scattered populations and dense cities. The nCUBE platform can provide 140,000 hours of content – which is a lot of dodgy soap operas in anyone’s book.
The nCUBE platform: http://www.ncube.com/pressroom/downloads/n41.pdf