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Which vendors win and lose as GigaTV ousts Horizon?

Vodafone has wasted no time in announcing plans to dismantle Liberty Global’s Horizon video platform in order to grow its own GigaTV service, already touted as the world’s largest telco TV platform prior to taking over the Unitymedia business in Germany and other European assets. The telco this week declared GigaTV will eventually replace Horizon in the future, providing not even a ballpark timeframe but mentioning that the Horizon platform will be operating as normal for now, according to an interview with Vodafone Deutschland’s head of communications Alexander Leinhos, speaking with Digital Fernsehen. The expansion of GigaTV in turn signifies a huge win for vendors like Metrological, which develops the GigaTV apps, Kalutra, for CMS, and chiefly Synamedia’s (Cisco) Infinite…

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