Liberty's UPC Hungary says adoption of cloud-based video system is now over 50%

Liberty Global's UPC Hungary said customer adoption of its cloud-based advanced video system is exceeding expectations, with more than 50 percent of subscribers now using the service. 

The Hungarian operator is using the same ActiveVideo cloud technology that's being deployed in the United States by Charter Communications (NASDAQ: CHTR). The system relies on server-based processing of the user interface, distributing the UI as an MPEG-2 video signal to legacy set-tops.

Speaking to Digital TV Europe, Arpad Jordan, CTO of Central and Eastern Europe for Liberty Global, said the operator must now prove that it can continue to effectively deliver the cloud-based service across a large and expanding footprint featuring heavy usage.

"We need to ensure that it remains scalable," he said. Article