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RiksTV selects Osmosys Push VOD

Norwegian DTT operator RiksTV has selected Push VOD from open standards Java-based interactive TV solution developer Osmosys to power its on-demand programming.

RiksTV went live in September 2007 with three free-to-air TV channels and 18 pay-TV channels packaged in RiksPakken and RiksExtra. Within a year, RiksTV has attracted nearly 250,000 customers. Video on demand will further improve choices and flexibility for subscribers.

Osmosys Push VOD offers a bandwidth-independent means of distributing any form of digital content. The solution, which can work with any conditional access system, is middleware-agnostic and is available for satellite, cable, terrestrial or IPTV. Movies, trailers or any other TV programming can be made available to the viewer in the form of customized catalogs via different payment methods such as pay-per-view or subscription.

Osmosys has integrated its EGG enhanced graphics engine into its Push VOD solution. EGG is a graphics library that allows video content creators and designers to provide interactive TV graphics, with fluid motion, 3-D effects and a full suite of animation effects on platforms that were previously limited to a 2-D world only.

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