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Telecom operator Vodafone has selected MediaKind to provide a cloud-based multiscreen TV platform service to consumers in Qatar by the end of 2019.

Vodafone Qatar 3 April 19The technology will enable Vodafone Qatar to launch new content over existing IPTV or over-the-top (OTT) devices.

Vodafone Qatar’s customers will be able to enjoy rich features such as immersive content, universal search, rich metadata and advanced personalisation, with access to online and offline video content across all devices.

“Our customers are demanding ever increasing access to a wider range of on-demand, mobile and immersive content offerings, which means we have to find new, innovative methods of delivering deeper, more meaningful and highly personalised services,” said Diego Camberos, chief operating officer, Vodafone Qatar.

“By partnering with MediaKind, we have access to a next generation cloud-based multiscreen media platform that enables our customers to watch all their favourite content whenever they want and on the device they prefer. With the deployment of MediaFirst TV platform, we are ensuring our customers benefit from a technology that can adapt to future media delivery needs.”

The deployment combines different products from the MediaKind - the refreshed identity for Ericsson’s Media Solutions business  - including MediaFirst TV platform; video storage and processing platform; headend compression; content management system; and professional services for integration, support services and platform operation services.

Damien Montessuit, senior vice president, EMEA, MediaKind, said: “MediaKind is in a unique position to offer end-to-end solutions with products and capabilities that can adapt to fit market trends. Our heritage in building, integrating and supporting media platforms with global and regional expertise, enables rapid time-to-market with high quality operator grade service”.