In Broadcast - January 2014 - 56
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OTT, IPTV & Streaming
The latest news and developments in this
constantly evolving sector...
By Jim Evans
oday, there is a strong shift
towards Over-The-Top (OTT)
services, meaning live media
delivery using public Internet
inf r a s tr u c tu re, r a th e r th a n
dedicated or managed networks.
At the same time, there is demand
for TV channels for ethnic groups
beyond the usual area of content
The final link to end users
is usually handled with HTTP
streaming, or other proprietary
technologies, which run on servers
located as close as possible in terms
of networks delay to end users of
the service. Still, the world-wide
distribution of high-quality live
streams at high bitrates requires a
mature infrastructure running in the
backbone of any type of Content
Delivery Network (CDN).
At IBC 2013, Motama announced
its partnership with Skyline
Communications to integrate the
complete range of IPTV and OTT
servers of Motama into DataMiner.
DataMiner is an advanced
end-to-end multi-vendor network
management software platform
available for the IPTV, satellite, HFC
broadband and broadcast industry.
DataMiner offers one interface
to manage the entire operational
ecosystem, across any vendor
and technology boundaries, which
results in a signiﬁcant reduction of
TVCaster by Motama represents
"the next generation of IPTV server
operational expenses and increased
quality of service.
Motama's servers offer a one-stop
turn-key solution providing endto-end delivery, for both Internet/
Over-the-Top streaming, as well as
for managed IPTV networks using
enhanced multicast distribution.
Motama's product portfolio
includes gateways for DVB to IP
conversion, transcoders, servers for
content contribution and distribution
in WANs, OTT streaming servers,
and a solution for ﬁxing packet loss
issues on the last-mile to end users'
set-top boxes in IPTV multicast
networks of operators.
Anevia, reports that Canal+,
the French leader in pay-TV,
has launched a comprehensive
multiscreen service leveraging
Anevia's ViaMotion technology.
Always committed to bring
new and enhanced services to
their subscribers, Canal+ has
consistently been a pioneer in
video delivery. As part of their new
multiscreen service, 125 live SD and
HD channels are now delivered to
viewers across metropolitan France,
the Caribbean, the Indian Ocean
and Paciﬁc regions through a broad
range of both fixed and mobile
devices and in a variety of video
formats including Apple HLS and
Microsoft Smooth Streaming.
The Canal+ choice to deploy
Anevia was driven by the desire to
build their new service on an agnostic
platform able to interoperate with
their ecosystem while guaranteeing
support for multiple third-party
encoders, content delivery networks
and DRM solutions.
"Anevia was fully aligned with
our requirements to deploy a
scalable, flexible and highperformance platform," said Philippe
Rivasdirector technical distribution
at Canal+. "Partnering with them
also means that we remain at the
forefront of innovation; allowing us
to continue delivering new, unique
and enriched video services to our
ViaMotion also allows Canal+ to
regain full, in-house control over
their video content for increased
protection against copyright
infringements. Canal+ viewers can
now take their TV experience to
the next level thanks to new video
services such as start-over - again
powered by ViaMotion.
"We are extremely proud to partner
with Canal+ on such a large-scaled
multiscreen project." Damien Lucas,
VP Sales & Strategy and Anevia Cofounder, explains. "It bears strong
witness to Anevia's ability to deliver
innovation and high-performance to
global leaders like Canal+ and their
millions of subscribers."
In further news from Anevia, the
company has announced that
Ukraine's largest cable television
provider, Volia, has selected
Most TV hardware will be connected to the net by 2014. The number of
subscribers is expected to exceed 110 million by that same year
Viamotion to support their advanced
video Content Delivery Network
(CDN). Anevias upcoming OTT
services will also be available
on Volia's CDN.
The ViaMotion suite is a softwarebased multiscreen and OTT video
streaming solution that optimises
infrastructure resources, accelerates
content delivery and takes the onany-device video experience to
the next level.
Volia has deployed the ViaMotion
together with Minerva iTVFusion to
deliver more than 130 live channels
with enriched Catchup and VOD
services to any type of device.
Such advanced TV services have
cemented Volia's rapid emergence
as a key player in the region.
"With Anevia technology, we have
been able to support the growing
number of viewing devices in
use. The fast implementation time
combined with the latest featureset has validated our decision
in choosing a joint solution from
Anevia and Minerva" said Gyorgy
Zsembery, CEO of Volia.
DVEO, the broadcast division of
Computer Modules, Inc. (CMI), has
announced a licensing agreement
with RealNetworks Inc. DVEO will
offer high-end Telco-grade encoder/
transcoder/video distribution server
systems, built on RealNetworks
Helix Universal Server.
"Helix Universal Server streams
live and on-demand content to any
IP device - including smart phones,
PCs, tablets and more, with highend, professional-quality video plus
robust security to protect content.
We partner with solid companies
such as DVEO who bring high
value to our ecosystem," said
Mike Womack, Senior Director,
RealNetworks Helix Division.
"We are proud to work with
RealNetworks. They were one of
the first companies involved in
media streaming and they continue
to develop remarkably inventive
products," commented Scott
Grizzle, Broadcast and Streaming
Product Manager for DVEO. "We
are excited that our companies are
working together to develop great
solutions for customers."
DVEO's LiveMedia Anytime:
TELCO delivers stored and live
groomed (preformatted with the
right protocols) or ungroomed
video via IP to mobile devices,
set top boxes and IP televisions.
Reality Anytime: TELCO delivers
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