Cogeco Takes Tandberg's VOD Back-Office System

Cogeco Cable has selected Tandberg Television's OpenStream back-office digital services system as its exclusive back-office system for video-on-demand.

The Canadian cable operator expects to immediately take advantage of key OpenStream features, including Interactive Catalog, which provides real-time VOD catalog navigation, and the ability to create unique playlists.

"We must constantly provide new and enhanced services to our subscribers for us to remain competitive," said Chris MacFarlane, Cogeco's vice president of corporate engineering. "We wanted a back-office system that could scale and grow with us."

Cogeco is Canada's fourth-largest MSO, with more than 400,000 digital subscribers in Quebec and Ontario.