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Envivio lists new multi-screen customers

Mon, 09/12/2011 - 8:15am
Brian Santo

Stofa Denmark is the latest service provider acknowledged to be using equipment from Envivio to provide multi-screen services.

Envivio said two other companies that have been customers – Belgacom and Orange France – are also using its products to deliver multi-screen TV services.

All three service providers are using Envivio's 4Caster C4 encoding platform for multi-screen service, which Envivio refers to as "TV without Boundaries."

At the same time, the vendor said it released Version 3.0 of its 4Caster C4, which adds MPEG-2 codec and IP statmux capabilities to support the satellite and cable markets. Envivio also introduced the second generation of its Halo Network Media Processor for content packaging and protection.  

Belgacom introduced TV Everywhere service in July based on Nokia Siemens Networks' Ubiquity Multi-screen TV solution utilizing Envivio 4Caster C4 encoders, along with the 4Manager network management solution. Nokia Siemens Networks was system integrator on the project. Belgacom is delivering video to the TV, PC, tablet or smartphone.

In France, project manager Globecast built Orange France a new headend, enabling the latter to become the first European operator to offer more than 100 live TV channels to subscribers' mobile devices, tablets and PCs.

The new headend streamlines operations; a single encoding platform – Envivio's 4Caster C4 – delivers each channel in 13 profiles to support viewing by all target devices. The approach, Envivio said, 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.

Meanwhile, 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.

Julien Signès, Envivio's president and CEO, said: "We believe that competitive, hardware-centric approaches to TV Everywhere are not scalable or flexible enough to satisfy the ever-changing requirements of multi-screen video services. We continue to prove that our converged approach is the ideal solution for TV without Boundaries."

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