Cogeco Connexion, a subsidiary of Cogeco Communications Inc. (Montreal) , on Jan. 18 announced the launch of EPICO, its new IPTV service that offers an entertainment experience combining the Internet and television.The operator says EPICO is based on a technology platform that is integrated into Google's Android TV ecosystem and on the advanced expertise of the team of Cogeco engineers who contributed to the development of the final EPICO product. The new service will allow customers to take advantage of the latest technological developments in television, a cloud-computing infrastructure and a scalable platform.
Among the many unique features offered by EPICO, Cogeco customers can access all their favorite content through a single interface, including live and on-demand channels, as well as Netflix, YouTube, Disney+ and thousands of applications via the Google Play Store.
Customers also benefit from an intuitive and ultra-personalized interface thanks to the platform's per-user profile and features such as voice command and the ability to restart a program that is currently being, or has recently been, broadcast.
Finally, customers will be able to watch their content whenever and wherever they want, thanks to the EPICO 4K wireless cloud PVR with a capacity to record up to 1,000 hours of content, then download and watch it without an Internet connection, using the EPICO mobile app.
"We are excited to provide our customers with the latest technology in home entertainment, while using a progressive marketing approach for its introduction in the market. More than 1,200 employees were our first users before offering EPICO to our customers," commented Frédéric Perron, President of Cogeco Connexion. "We are very proud of our employees' engagement and now, more than 12,000 customers are enjoying the benefits of EPICO."
EPICO is available to the majority of Cogeco customers in the territories served by the company. The operator said it will proactively inform customers as the service becomes available in a new city. Detailed information about the EPICO service can be found on the Cogeco website.