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Ericsson Helps Liberty Global Catch-Up and Restart TV

Ericsson said it has notched a two-year deal with Liberty Global properties in Latin America to expand the MSO’s DVR services with Catch-Up TV and Restart TV capabilities.

Ericsson, which will enable that with its video storage and processing platform, said the deal involves VTR in Chile and Liberty Cablevision of Puerto Rico, operators that are part of the Liberty Global’s LiLAC Group.

"We are looking forward to supporting LiLAC Group in delivering ever-improving content, quality and features that delight TV consumers and meet their unique and ever-changing needs. With our solution we are addressing all customer segments with unique configurations, while providing LiLAC Group with the ability to future-proof and grow as they see necessary,” Adrian Gioia, Head of TV & Media, Ericsson Latin America and Caribbean, said in a statement.

Ericsson has been building out its cloud DVR and cloud video capabilities through acquisitions such as Fabrix Systems in 2014, and Envivio in 2015. Ericsson, which closed its acquisition of Microsoft's Mediaroom business in the fall of 2013, has also been pushing ahead with MediaFirst, a cloud-powered, multiscreen platform for MVPDs and OTT providers.