-Vision introduces New IPTV Set-Top Boxes during Cabsat MENA 2010

Published March 3rd, 2010 - 08:36 GMT

E-Vision which is part of Etisalat and the leading cable TV provider in the region today announced the introduction of new IPTV High Definition (HD) set-top boxes (STBs) over its network with  enriched interactive menu &  enhanced functionalities to provide a superior customer experience at the Cabsat MENA 2010 exhibition.

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.

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 favorite TV programs well in advance. 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. E-Vision will also use the capabilities of the new STBs to introduce new functionalities in the future.

According to Humaid Rashid Sahoo, CEO, E-Vision,” The introduction of these new IPTV STBs reflects E-Vision’s intention to offer customers a superior digital TV experience in line with our innovation strategy. These new launches also demonstrate our approach towards offering customers enhanced functionalities by anticipating the future needs of our diverse customer base."

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.

 E-Vision is the leading regional source to offer over 300 TV channels, in 21 different languages, ranging from sports to movies, from documentaries to music and kid's channels. E-Vision's product line-up includes 15 premium packages from all the major TV providers like OSN, ART, Pehla, Firstnet, TFC, Pinoy Plus and many more, in addition to the E-Vision Basic package.

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