05.02.2003 12:00 PM
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Vidéotron selects Concurrent for its VOD Platform in Quebec

Concurrent Computer Corporation announced the successful launch by Groupe Archambault of the Video-On-Demand (VOD) service on Vidéotron's digital network in Montreal. Serving 1.44 million cable customers, with more than 182,000 digital subscribers, Vidéotron is the largest cable operator in Québec and the third largest in Canada.

Outfitted for the special commercial requirements of the French Canadian market, Concurrent's end-to-end VOD platform has a multilingual user interface. Its software recognizes the default language of the customer's set-top box and automatically delivers the program data and guide information in the appropriate language.

Initially featuring 130 titles - from repeats of "Star Acadamie," a popular reality TV show from TVA network (one of Quebecor's media companies), to Hollywood movies such as "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" - the Concurrent platform and Vidéotron's bidirectional broadband optical-fibre network will enable Vidéotron to offer VOD customers the power to make viewing selections at their convenience and control their programs with VCR-like functionality, watching them as often as they like over a period of 24 hours. Prices range from 99 cents for children's shows to $4.99 for new movies to $8.99 for adult titles.

For more information visit www.videotron.com and www.ccur.com.

Back to the top

Post New Comment
If you are already a member, or would like to receive email alerts as new comments are
made, please login or register.

Enter the code shown above:

(Note: If you cannot read the numbers in the above
image, reload the page to generate a new one.)

No Comments Found

Thursday 11:07 AM
The Best Deconstruction of a 4K Shoot You'll Ever Read
With higher resolutions and larger HD screens, wide shots using very wide lenses can be a problem because they allow viewers to see that infinity doesn’t quite resolve into perfect sharpness.

Featured Articles
Discover TV Technology