E-Vision launches new IPTV set-top boxes
Dubai, March 8, 2010
E-Vision, part of Etisalat and a leading cable TV provider, said it has introduced the new IPTV High Definition set-top boxes (STBs) over its network with enriched interactive menu and enhanced functionalities to provide a superior customer experience.
The new set-top boxes which have been procured from leading manufacturers like Humax, Kaon and others will offer customers new enriched services and user friendly menu navigation options, said a statement from Etisalat.
The new STBs will offer enhanced functionalities such as intuitive Personal Video Recording (PVR) which will be fully integrated with E-Vision’s Electronic Programme Guide (EPG) to provide customers with flexibility to record their favourite TV programs well in advance, it stated.
Humaid Rashid Sahoo, CEO, E-Vision, said the introduction of these new IPTV STBs reflects E-Vision’s intention to offer customers a superior digital TV experience in line with its innovation strategy.
'These new launches also demonstrate our approach towards offering customers enhanced functionalities by anticipating the future needs of our diverse customer base,' he noted.
'Time Shifting of TV, whereby customers will be able to “Pause Live TV” anytime will ensure they don’t miss out on any part of their favorite programs. Customers will also be able to use USB Flash drives and enjoy their personal content media photos through these new STBs,' he explained.
According to him, the E-Vision will also use the capabilities of the new STBs to introduce new functionalities in the future.
'The new STBs will carry the basic functionalities starting from Live TV / Radio to support Arabic including multiple audio tracks. Customers can select different subtitling options, create their own favorite channel lists and easily set parental controls,' he added.-TradeArabia News Service