13th September 2019 BRAINE L’ALLEUD, BELGIUM — Alpha Betworks, a leading provider in hybrid TV back-ends & smart video platforms, today announced that Bouygues Telecom launched Start-over service on Bbox, currently available on 55 channels, delivering world-class TV and exciting user experiences to homes throughout France
BOUYGUES TELECOM FIRST IN FRANCE TO LAUNCH SHARP START-OVER SERVICE ON BBOX USING ACCURATE EPG
Start-over comes as a free feature for Miami + and Ultym STBs’ subscribers to easily restart a live program from the very beginning and avoid deceptive experience to start it in the middle of an advertisement.
This functionality is made possible thanks to Accurate EPG, the latest module available in Alpha Networks’ tucanoRED back-end, which analyses TV streams in order to detect real Program Start and End times and replace the one provided by the EPG providers. Accurate EPG module has been developed in order to guarantee an accuracy of 90% of timers’ corrections by mixing machine learning algorithms and manual treatments to manage negative flows.
Accurate EPG is a product tackling the difficulties that users face when recording a program for the TV Guide. With this in mind, we hope to solve the issue of program guide’s inaccuracy, an issue that no doubt frustrated everyone who’s ever tried to record a program using the TV guide.