After unveiling its new advanced video system and Wi-Fi gateway in select portions of its acquired Cablevison terrain two months ago, Altice USA has deployed its Altice One platform across the entire Optimum-rebranded footprint, simultaneously rolling out integrated Netflix in the process.
Nicknamed “Le Box” in its European incarnation and based on Arris hardware, Altice One combines pay TV set-top, modem and Wi-Fi router. It is designed as a compact whole-home entertainment hub that will replace CPE for new and existing subscribers of the erstwhile Cablevision and Suddenlink cable systems, acquired last year by Altice.
The cloud-based video system combines 4K capabilities with cloud DVR, along with integrated access to not only Netflix, but YouTube and Pandora, as well.
“We are very pleased with our progress in rolling out Altice One and the positive response from customers,” said Hakim Boubazine, co-president and COO of Altice USA, in a statement.
“Altice One combines the latest video, internet and connectivity technologies into one immersive experience as we make it simple for our customers to find what they want to watch and access all of their subscriptions in one place,” Boubazine added. “This is just the beginning of the Altice One experience and we look forward to unveiling more content and innovative features for our customers.”
Even before it was purchased by Altice USA and rebranded as Netflix, the erstwhile Cablevision was notably aggressive in integrating popular SVOD services into its video interface, carving out deals with Hulu, CBS All Access, as well as HBO and Showtime SVOD platforms.
“Now, Altice One customers who subscribe to Netflix can easily access their favorite Netflix shows and movies directly on Altice One, without juggling different cords and remotes,” said Paul Perryman, VP of business development for Netflix. “And, with the upcoming Altice One remote control featuring a Netflix direct access button, they’ll be able to quickly access Netflix and enjoy their favorite content.”