Liberty Global Set to Drive Cloud DVR Market

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4Q 2018 | IN-5283

 

Liberty Global Launches Horizon 4 Set-Top Box Supporting Cloud DVR 

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European pay TV operator Liberty Global announced its next-generation set-top box, Horizon 4, at IBC 2018, which supports cloud Digital Video Recorder (DVR). The new set-top box supports multiscreen offerings and 4K video standard with integrated voice navigation. It also features access to live and Over-the-Top (OTT) apps, such as Netflix and YouTube, paired with an upgraded version of its GO mobile app, which enables users to watch linear and Video on Demand (VoD) content on smartphones, tablets, and web browsers. According to Liberty Global, Horizon 4 is developed in-house by the Liberty Global team in the Netherlands. Liberty Global has tested the new set-top box in more than 10,000 homes in different countries and plans to commercially launch in the Netherlands, Switzerland, and Belgium in late 2018. It plans to expand the rollout in other markets in its footprint in 2019.

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