Alticast Gets Behind ‘Major’ Cloud DVR Deployment

South Korea’s SkyLife Picks Alticast’s Network-Powered Platform 2/26/2014 8:16 AM Eastern

Alticast said it’s on the winning end of a “major” cloud-based DVR deployment undreway at Korean Telecom SkyLife, a top satellite TV service operator in South Korea.

Alticast’s Media Cloud Platform will drive SkyLife onDemand, a “large-scale” cloud DVR service. The operator will offer that alongside its direct-to-home TV service that was launched in 2009 and now features multiscreen TV Everywhere services and a catch-up service.

Alticast Media Cloud Platform, which is comprised of four primary components:  a cloud content ingest/delivery system, a cloud service system, a cloud media storage system and a cloud streaming system. SkyLife is also using the Alticast AltiProtect digital rights management platform to protect recorded content.

Cloud DVR services are off to a slower start in the U.S. Cablevision Systems has lead the way with its recently rebranded Multi-Room DVR service, which is capable of recording 10 shows at the same time. Comcast recently launched a cloud DVR offering in Boston.