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Columbus constructs a SeaWell

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 2:52pm
Brian Santo

Columbus International will install SeaWell Networks’ session delivery controller to expand its IPTV service.

Columbus, which operates the largest cable franchise in the Caribbean under the brand name Flow, will integrate SeaWell Networks’ Spectrum solution to help deliver its hybrid IP video services, which will include TV Everywhere services and IP video on-demand to more than 450,000 customers across any IP-connected device.

With its rollout of live linear channels, network-based digital video recording and video-on-demand, Columbus chose SeaWell Networks’ platform-based Spectrum-based Multiscreen 2.0 session delivery controller to simplify its IP video delivery complexities, reduce costs and enable enhanced adaptive video management.

“Spectrum’s comprehensive carrier-grade platform includes network-side per-session management, dynamic repackaging and DRM translation, helping us solve the challenge of delivering IP video over unmanaged networks and eliminating the need to multi-encrypt every video file prior to delivery – a huge time and cost savings,” said Darren Richer, chief technology officer at Columbus. “These attributes, along with Spectrum’s scalability, are critical to Columbus as we continue to extend the reach and quality of our services.”

Columbus said it will also use Spectrum for user data and analytics, quality control, and to re-encrypt content to play on any device.

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