Edgeware has announced that Televisa, Mexico’s largest cable TV operator, will expand its existing TV CDN, adding more capacity and new time-shift features to its service. The new time-shift capabilities will be deployed for more than five hundred thousand subscribers across 100 channels, enabling its viewers to pause and rewind up to three hours of TV. The expansion will also enable many viewers of its Izzi TV service to migrate from an older platform and take advantage of the new features.
“Our viewers expect the best TV service available,” said Carlos Eduardo Romero, video and hubs director at Izzi. “Having the convenience and flexibility to pause and rewind live TV is another example of how online TV has moved beyond traditional TV and delivers our customers a more engaging viewing experience.”
Televisa has deployed new Edgeware TV Servers to increase its capacity, while the new time-shift features will also take advantage of existing servers that are already deployed in the Televisa network, using their cache memory as a circular buffer to store programs across many channels.
“We’re delighted to continue to grow our relationship with one of the largest TV providers in Mexico,” said Karl Thedéen, CEO at Edgeware. “This project is another example of how our existing customers continue to enhance their online TV services, adding new capacity, capabilities and enhancing their viewers’ experience.”
Televisa’s new system was delivered and implemented in Q3 2018.