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July 25, 2007 - MCOM announced today the new HOTstream
TV central management module 3.5 that enables the hoteliers to keep their existing TV sets or select
their new ones not only from hotel TV models, but also from any market TV set broadening choices and
decreasing costs. With the HOTstream TV central management module, any market TV set can be used as
an interactive TV set connected to the HOTstream platform. Also for specific TV models that permit
it, this HOTstream module offers centralized TV channel tuning functions as well as personalization
services such as reordering of the channels depending on guest nationality or profile.
June 1, 2007 - Three new hotels selected the HOTstream
Basic 3.5 platform for their Pay TV, Video On Demand and Internet TV in-room services: Sew View Hotel
in Zakynthos in the Ionian Islands, Erika Hotel in Alexandroupoli, Thrace and Belle Helene Hotel in
Gytheio, Peloponnese. The HOTstream Basic platform represents an affordable option for hotels to offer
next-generation IPTV and VOD services to their guests.
April 18, 2007 - Blue Palace, Resort & Spa in Elounda,
Crete, member of the Starwood Luxury Collection, selected the MCOM HOTstream Seven Stars platform for
its next-generation in-room infotainment services. Blue Palace is a resort of exceptional quality and
style set in mythical surroundings to sooth and inspire. Located by the crystal clear blue waters of
the Mediterranean, offers an impeccable service, which combined with the celebrated Cretan
hospitality, makes every guest feel right at home.
March 14, 2007 - VIVODI and MCOM introduce
IPTV to the Greek Public – VIVODI Telecom, the first Broadband Operator offering triple-play services
in the Greek market, has introduced live IPTV and Video-On-Demand services over the largest private
ADSL2+ telecommunication network in Greece, with the support of MCOM Media Communications, the
leading Greek IPTV technology provider.
VIVODI Telecom launched the commercial IPTV service called "cableTV by Vivodi" in February 2007.
CableTV redefines telecommunications and entertainment consumer services, providing landline telephony
with unlimited urban and long distance calls, high-speed Broadband Internet up to 20Mbps and digital
television services with MPEG-4/VC-1 encoding . The cableTV service uses MEDIAstream, a next-generation
IPTV platform by MCOM, featuring digital Multichannel TV and Video-On-Demand services over Broadband IP.
MCOM MEDIAstream uses today’s state-of-the-art advanced video components for content encoding
(MPEG-4/VC-1) as well as Microsofts’s Digital Rights Management technologies for content protection.
MCOM provides to Vivodi all IPTV backoffice, distribution and middleware software components,
set-top-boxes, TV guides, professional services to integrate and commission the platform well as support
and content encoding services.
February 20, 2007 -
Millennium Hotel Doha in Qatar installed the HOTstream Standard platform. The band new Millennium
Hotel is located on Al Saad St in Doha and has 226 rooms including 41 luxury suites. There are two
restaurants and a lobby lounge plus an indoor swimming pool and an exotic Turkish bath and spa.
HOTstream platform’s state-of-the-art television technology allows Millennium Doha Hotel to offer
new interactive TV hotel services and turn guest stays at the hotel into long lasting relationships.
January 11, 2007 - Splendid
Hotel in Montenegro installed the new 3.5 edition of the HOTstream Seven Stars in-room infotainment
platform, which includes the industry-first multilingual subtitling Video On Demand service that
allows guests from different nationalities to enjoy equally the movies. Hotel Group Montenegro Stars
is the owner of three hotels: Hotel Blue star in Budva, Hotel Montenegro in Becici and Hotel Splendid
in Becici. Nestled on the edge of the pristine waters of the Adriatic Sea in Becici, Splendid Hotel
is an exquisite melding of natural beauty with sophisticated comfort and provides luxury accommodation
for both pleasure and business.