December 6, 2023
Tele Columbus Goes Live with Next-Gen PŸUR TV STB Featuring 3Ready User-centric Experience
Stuttgart, Germany – 6 December, 2023– 3 Screen Solutions (3SS), leading provider of software solutions for set-top boxes (STB), smart TV, multiscreen and in-vehicle entertainment, announces that German operator Tele Columbus has gone live with its next-generation hybrid STB service PŸUR TV.
The new PŸUR TV hybrid DVB-C (cable) plus OTT STB, based on Android TV Operator Tier and manufactured by Sagemcom, is delivering an advanced entertainment experience to consumers thanks to 3SS’ multiple award-winning 3Ready product platform.
NAGRA’s OpenTV Video Platform is core to TeleColumbus’ next-gen super-aggregation strategy, and also powers PŸUR TV.
In May 2023, it was announced that Tele Columbus had chosen 3Ready to drive the user experience for its next-generation entertainment offering. The launch of this set-top box kicks off a roadmap of multiscreen devices, including smart TVs and mobile devices, on which consumers will be able to access the service.
“We're extremely excited to now deliver to our customers a truly world-class super-aggregated video entertainment experience, based on 3SS’ 3Ready platform,” said Markus Oswald, Chief Executive Officer at Tele Columbus.
PŸUR TV subscribers benefit from content-centric discovery enabled by deep-linked content integration with Prime Video, RTL+ and YouTube. Catchup and replay content from German public broadcasters ARD and ZDFare also deep-linked, and can be accessed directly from the PŸUR TV custom launcher. To simplify access to global streaming services Prime Video, Netflix, Disney+ and YouTube, these can be launched via a dedicated button on the remote control. Users can access all their favorite content both live and on demand in an intuitive and highly performant 3Ready-powered experience. Google TV services such as Assistant for voice search and Play Store have been seamlessly integrated to simplify access to the rich array of content, apps and games in the Android TV ecosystem.
The hybrid PŸUR TV service is to complement live TV viewing with advanced features including catchup, start over and time shift, in full compliance with content owners’ requirements andGerman legislation.
“We wish to congratulate Tele Columbus on the debut of the PŸUR TV hybrid service,“ said Stefan Blickensdörfer, 3SS CTO. “It's a matter of great pride to support TeleColumbus, and to celebrate this milestone alongside our fellow technology provider partners,” he added.
About Tele Columbus AG
TeleColumbus AG is one of Germany’s leading fiber network operators which reaches more than 3 million homes. Via its brand PŸUR, the company, offers high speed internet including telephony and more than 200 TV channels. All of this via a digital entertainment platform that combines linear TV with video on demand entertainment. To its housing association partners the Tele Columbus Group offers tailored models of cooperation and state-of-the-art services such a stele metric and tenant portals. As a full-service partner for municipalities and regional utilities, the company is actively supporting the fiber-based infrastructure and broadband inter-net expansion in Germany. For its business customers the Group offers carrier services and corporate solutions on its proprietary fiber network. Besides its headquarter in Berlin, the company has locations in Hamburg, Leipzig, Ratingen and Unterfoehring/Munich. telecolumbus.com
About 3 Screen Solutions (3SS)
3SS delivers experiences people love. We enable seamless entertainment experiences across all screens, for and together with service providers worldwide. Founded in 2009, we are an acknowledged leader in system integration, software engineering, UI/UX design innovation and solution architecture. We created 3Ready, the world's leading product platform, to accelerate launches of entertainment services on all devices, co-create and enable customer-centric innovation. The award-winning 3Ready product platform counts 24 operators with68+ million users reach, and four automotive projects. These include 4iG, A1 Telekom Austria Group, Allente, Altibox, Astro, Elisa Estonia, Eutelsat, Liberty Global, Norlys, O2/Telefonica, ORS, Proximus, SES, Swisscom, TCC Uruguay, Tele2, TELUS, Vodafone and Yes. Broadcast customers includeBlockbuster, Joyn (ProSiebenSat.1/Discovery), n-tv, ProSiebenSat.1, SUPER RTL( TOGGO), and Viacom, among others. Please visit 3ss.tv for more information and follow us on LinkedIn.
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