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Conviva signs deal with EchoStar

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:13pm
Mike Robuck

Conviva announced this morning that it had signed a deal with EchoStar Technologies to use its video optimization platform on Dish Network’s IP-based Dish Anywhere and DishWorld services.

Dish Network will use Conviva’s Intelligent Control Platform to help ensure high-quality streaming delivery for Dish Anywhere and DishWorld.

“Conviva’s robust platform delivers several key applications that allow us to optimize the quality of experience for Dish Internet TV services across all devices, providing granular, real-time analytics and preemptive optimization,” said Jeff McSchooler, senior vice president of engineering for EchoStar. “We strive to give Dish subscribers a streaming experience with little interruption and the highest picture quality possible. The visibility and control Conviva provides is critical to that ongoing endeavor.”

Dish Anywhere provides complementary access to programming online, both live and on demand to Dish subscribers. DishWorld serves up online international programming. Both offerings will also use Conviva’s Viewer Module—a per-viewer, per-viewing-session look into a subscriber’s experience to improve quality and provide more efficient customer service. 

“We are excited to further our relationship with EchoStar, providing the powerful combination of video analytics and optimization delivered only by Conviva’s Intelligent Control Platform,” said Conviva CEO Hui Zhang. “We are proud to be an essential element of the overall technology strategy and a key provider for delivering the best overall viewing experience for the growing subscriber base for Internet TV services.”

Conviva’s customer roster includes NBCUniversal, HBO, Ziggo, ESPN/Disney, Virgin Media, Viacom, Starz, and Verizon. 

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