Service Electric Cable TV is preparing to launch a new TiVo-powered video platform that will be headed up by the Arris MG2 Cable Media Gateway that can support 4K and High Dynamic Range as well as over-the-top video services.
Service Electric’s whole-home set-up will also feature the TiVo Mini set-top client and TiVo apps for iOS and Android smartphones and tablets. The offering will also include personalized recommendations and integration of OTT apps and services such as Netflix and YouTube.
The new platform will also be capable of supporting other new features on TiVo’s roadmap, including voice navigation and an advanced interfaced, called Hydra, that is starting to reach the market through TiVo partners such as Vodafone España.
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Jim Denney, vice president of product management and strategy at TiVo, noted that the Series 6 gateway being rolled out by Service Electric is the same generation as the Bolt, TiVo’s current top-of-the-line retail whole-home DVR product.
Service Electric plans to start testing the new TiVo-based platform in early September and release it later in the fall, according to Chris Kelly, Service Electric’s assistant manager of engineering and customer premise equipment.
For Service Electric, an operator that serves more than 125,000 subs in parts of eastern Pennsylvania and western Pennsylvania, the new platform will succeed the Whole Home Solution/Moxi platform that Arris sold to Espial about a year ago.
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The new 4K platform factors into Service Electric’s work with the pixel packed platform, as it’s one of dozens of operators that’s testing 4K with SES.