Planet9 is deploying a set top box that offers a fully convergent 3-screen video service SiOL iO, which combines mobile, PC and TV content. It also allows customers to record or stream video from their mobile phone or webcam so it is available to view direct on the television.
Outlining his enthusiasm for Netgem’s open, hybrid TV technologies, Toma! Pernov »ek, deputy managing director at Planet9, explained: “In order to meet the needs of an increasingly technology savvy audience it is essential that we provide customers the best possible IPTV experience. Hybrid IPTV technology is becoming a key driver in broadcast industry since consumers demand a blend of broadcast television, OTT content, PVR and other advanced TV services. Therefore, as a provider of both intelligent STB and middleware solutions Netgem was the right partner for us.”
The new Planet9 TV service includes a dedicated weather channel that provides instant access to a rich choice of weather forecasts and a live, fully interactive sports channel for real-time scores and news.
Christophe Aulnette, Netgem’s managing director, said: “By making use of our open software platform, Planet9 has the perfect tool to quickly and efficiently develop new applications to enable the company to maintain an aggressive road-map for Telekom Slovenia. By offering new types of services to customers Planet9 demonstrates how service providers can place the STB at the centre of the connected home and this makes it a great partner with which to enter the Slovenian Market.”
Planet9 is one of the leading multimedia and convergence services and content providers in Slovenia. Through its web and mobile portals Planet9 positions itself as one of the nation’s top three content providers and aims to bring new types of advanced experience to end users. The company’s key area of interest is IPTV service development for Slovenia’s leading telecommunication provider and its parent company, Telekom Slovenije.