Singapore’s MediaCorp Brings in Ericsson to Manage Over-the-Top Interactive TV

Ericsson has been selected by Singapore’s MediaCorp to enable and manage MediaCorp’s new over-the-top service via broadband connection to their customers. The contract is Ericsson’s first managed services deal with a media company in Asia and includes a range of Ericsson TV solutions that enable consumers to watch video content on a wide variety of devices.

MediaCorp is Singapore’s largest media organization with seven television channels, 13 radio stations, as well as newspapers, magazines, movies, digital and out-of-home media. Its TV viewers comprise majority of the Singapore market and its Channel NewsAsia International, one of the first Asian-owned English news channels, has a pan-regional outreach.

“MediaCorp is pleased to have Ericsson as our solutions provider and partner, as we embark on this very important and strategic initiative,” says Lucas Chow, MediaCorp. “Together, we are confident in providing an unprecedented interactivity and innovation, by offering a suite of exciting services on multiple platforms to our local consumers. We will set the future direction of interactive TV in Singapore by riding on the next generation national broadband network, and herald a new era of TV experience.”

Ericsson will supply, integrate, manage and operate the complete end-to-end technical solution over a five-year period. The complete Ericsson solution includes encoding, encrypting, publishing and delivering content and application.

“We are excited to support MediaCorp in delivering their new interactive service,” says Fadi Pharaon, head of Ericsson in Singapore. “Ericsson will design, integrate and operate a customized solution for MediaCorp based on our portfolio of products, which will allow consumers to access content via specific set-top boxes, connected TVs, tablets, personal computers and mobile devices.”