Cable & IPTV

Vodafone Spain launching 4K TV service

vodafone-village-2016Vodafone Spain has unveiled a new version of its TV service that includes the country’s first 4K TV offering.

Vodafone will be offering a range of services in 4K, including five channels, 4K coverage of La Liga football and Netflix content.

The channels offering will comprise factual channel Odisea 4K, special events channel Festival 4K, which will provide coverage of festivals, concerts opera and ballet performances and other events in 4K with Dolby Digital sound, Funbox UHD from SPI International, Insight TV from TERN and SlowChannel, a channel oproviding images of nature in UHD.

The service will also include access to Netflix services including The Crown, Narcos, Black Mirror, House of Cards, StrangerThings and Santa Clarita Diet in 4K.

The new Vodafone TV service will be based on the latest version of the TiVo platform that it already uses to power its advanced cable TV offering.

The overall TV offering will include 120 TV channels, the Videoclub on-demand offering and access to HBO España and Netflix. According to Vodafone, over 20,000 titles and episodes will be available to viw via a personalised recommendation and search engine.

The company said its recommendation engine would learn about viewers habits in real time and adjust content recommendations according to the hour of the day and taking into account the available of all content on linear TV channels.

The service will include a new interface that Vodafone said is more visual and intuitive and supports multiple simultaneous cloud-based DVR recordings that can be accessed from multiple set-tops in the home.

The service will be available to new subscribers from March 1. Existing subscribers will reportedly be able to acquire a decoder for €30.

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