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03.27.2006
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Oriental Cable Network chooses Tandberg for on-demand services


Tandberg Television's OpenStream platform allows cable operators to easily deploy on-demand services using VOD servers, applications, billing systems, and other components of their choice. Click here to view a larger image of this diagram.

The Oriental Cable Network (OCN) is using an OpenStream Digital Services platform from Tandeberg Television to help deploy its first VOD content deployment in Shanghai. Formerly known as Shanghai Cable, OCN operates one of the world's largest metropolitan cable television services that cover the entire area of Shanghai, delivering more than 61 channels to a subscriber base of more than 4 million viewers.

Hu Li Qi, Assistant General Manager of OCN, said that they saw the scalability and cost problems that some U.S. cable operators have faced with proprietary systems and decided that an open approach was the best choice for its broad deployment plans as the platform allows them to quickly leverage the latest technologies, while reducing integration complexity.

As part of the contract Tandberg Television will provide the back office software systems and also work with OCN's engineers to integrate technologies and devices from numerous third-party vendors. The result will enable OCN to roll out an open and scaleable system that will meet its on-demand needs today and grow with its future requirements.

For more information, visit www.tandbergtv.com.

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