South San Francisco, CA and Amsterdam, Netherlands (PRWEB UK) 10 September 2011
Leading operators and service providers throughout Europe, including Belgacom, Orange France and Stofa Denmark, have launched compelling, new multi-screen TV services for their subscribers using the Envivio 4Caster™ C4 encoding platform. These market leaders are utilizing the Envivio platform to create a variety of innovative services that range from over the top (OTT) TV available to alternative viewing screens in the home, to comprehensive TV Everywhere services that enable subscribers to watch TV on traditional TV sets, PCs, tablets or smartphones wherever they go.
“Envivio’s ability to deliver TV without Boundaries not only refers to the choices in services available to TV viewers, but also the options operators have in creating those services,” said Envivio CEO Julien Signès. “We are gaining significant success with operators worldwide who are choosing 4Caster C4 because of its flexible platform that meets today’s demands, while enabling the scalability to grow with future needs, including new screens, new platforms and entirely new types of services.”
Belgacom TV Everywhere service fueled by Envivio and Nokia Siemens Networks
The TV Everywhere service from Belgacom launched in July 2011 is powered by Nokia Siemens Networks’ Ubiquity Multiscreen TV solution utilizing Envivio 4Caster C4 encoders, along with the 4Manager network management solution. Nokia Siemens Networks integrated these cornerstones of the platform and supported Belgacom in an effective launch of this ground-breaking service.
Belgacom TV offers up to 180 channels (with the packages), free Belgian football, a TV guide, a recording function (PVR), and an extensive on-demand catalog (with movies, TV series and documentaries). The launch of TV Everywhere is an important step towards a full convergent offer allowing customers to watch their favorite content on a TV set, tablet or smartphone (via Wi-Fi at home or outside the home, and via 3G within Belgium) or PC.
Globecast Manages Orange France’s Growing Multi-Screen Service with Envivio 4Caster C4
Globecast worked with Envivio to create a new multi-screen TV service to support the growing needs of Orange France. As a result, Orange France became the first European operator to offer more than 50 live TV channels to subscribers’ mobile devices, tablets and PCs.
Orange and Globecast selected Envivio 4Caster C4 as the foundation of a new convergence headend capable of accommodating the massive number of streams offered by the service. The new headend streamlines operations; a single encoding platform delivers each channel in 13 profiles to support viewing by all target devices and eliminates the need to manage, power and maintain multiple, concurrent, platform-specific headends. The new system handles Orange France’s mobile, Wi-Fi and Internet services and will enable the launch of new services using technologies such as adaptive bit rate protocols without interrupting ongoing operations.
Stofa Denmark Launches Over-the-Top TV with Envivio
Leading Danish cable TV operator Stofa selected Envivio 4Caster C4 encoders and 4Manager network management to enable the company to expand into additional markets. The Envivio systems leverage the IP infrastructure Stofa has been building and form the technology foundation Stofa used to launch its new 70-channel over the top TV service. The new WebTV service from Stofa gives subscribers free access to watch their favorite channels on iOS, Android and PC devices over their broadband connections.
Envivio multi-screen solutions for encoding, transcoding and formatting provide the means to deliver and profit from live and on-demand services for Mobile, PC and SD/HDTV screens, all simultaneously from a single platform and headend. For complete information about Envivio’s multi-screen delivery solutions, visit Envivio during IBC at Stand 1.D73 or anytime at http://www.Envivio.com.
Envivio is a leader in solutions for multi-screen video-over-IP delivery. We design our solutions to remove the boundaries of traditional television and make the world’s video content universally enjoyable by all viewers, on any device, across any network, at any time. Now in its second decade of developing market-leading video convergence solutions, Envivio has amassed dozens of patents, pioneered video-over-IP methods, and led in the deployment of emerging standards and new technologies. Envivio’s customers include global tier-1 service providers, including eight of the top 10 mobile operators, seven of the top 10 broadband providers and three of the top four cable operators. Envivio is headquartered in South San Francisco, California and has offices worldwide including France, England, China, Singapore and Japan.