MediaKind launches new solution for Mediaroom operators

MediaKind (previously Ericsson Media Solutions) announced the launch of MediaFirst Client for Mediaroom, a new solution that enables existing Mediaroom operators to upgrade to the MediaFirst TV Platform.
The introduction of MediaFirst Client with a cloud-based SaaS platform enables current Mediaroom operators to deliver a converged multiscreen experience and respond to the fast-paced nature of the video delivery market.
By drawing upon the quality and robustness of the existing Mediaroom platform and merging it with the next-generation UI/UX and speed of the MediaFirst Cloud Platform, TV operators can now deliver even more compelling, immersive media experiences and increase monetization, explained the company in a press release.
The MediaFirst Client enables Mediaroom operators to re-use their deployed STB hardware. This removes the need to provide additional hardware, delivery, and customer support, which can cost in excess of USD 150 per STB replacement. Through a simple software upgrade to this new client, operators can deliver a converged multiscreen experience, which includes pay TV in-home, TV Everywhere and over-the-top (OTT) services. The MediaFirst TV Platform unifies the consumer experience between the different devices without any additional integration effort.
According to the company, Mediaroom is the market leading IPTV platform with more than 40 million STBs deployed worldwide.
Raúl Aldrey, Vice President and Head of Pre-Sales for Media and Media of MediaKind, will participate as speaker in the next edition of NexTV Series Mexico & Central America, on September 25 and 26 in Mexico City, and in NexTV CEO Latin America, on November 1 & 2 in Miami.