'Vodafone Internet TV' Coming to Spain
Vodafone Spain announced that they are planning to launch a connected TV solution called 'Vodafone Internet TV' for its Spanish customers. According to IpTV-news, the service will combine both free-to-air and pay DTT channels (including HD), an intelligent HD PVR, content streaming from the home network via DLNA technology, access to various Internet video services via Widgets, OTT portals and catch-up TV. So far they have selected Wyplay to provide a Hybrid IPTV Box.
According to Jacques Bourgninaud Wyplay’s CEO, "Vodafone will be the first operator in Spain to connect the TV to Internet in an attractive and easy to use way. One of the key advantages is that this all-in-one solution can be offered anywhere in Spain without limitation associated to the Internet bandwidth connection."
The Vodafone is espected to be in direct competition with other telecoms in the Spanish Pay-TV market. Telefónica, for example, has about 748,000 customers with 45,000 subscribers for its Spanish IPTV service 'Movistar Futura TV'.