Da Ai TV Selects Octoshape For Internet TV

In an effort to extend the reach of its tailored programming, Da Ai TV will use Octoshape’s Infinite HD-M technologies to stream news, drama, parenting, science, medical, environmental, and cultural content.

Copenhagen(19 Aug 2013)

Octoshape, an industry leader in cloud-based streaming technology, announced today that its Infinite HD-M technology has been selected to power video distribution over-the-top (OTT) to Da Ai TV selected set-top boxes and connected devices across the globe. Taiwan-based Da Ai TV is a subsidiary of the Tzu Chi Foundation, a Buddhist organization known for its selfless contributions to society in charity, medicine, education and culture.

In an effort to extend the reach of its tailored programming, Da Ai TV will use Octoshape’s Infinite HD-M technologies to stream news, drama, parenting, science, medical, environmental, and cultural content to members and followers of the Tzu Chi Foundation. The Tzu Chi Foundation will also use the platform as a new means of communicating with its members to assist in organizing global first responder relief efforts, and other charitable humanitarian initiatives.

“It is very important for our foundation to provide the message of Tzu Chi to our members anywhere in the world,” said James Ho, Associate General Manager of Da Ai TV. “Our goal is to reach as many people as possible with the message of Tzu Chi, so those people can reach out and touch the hearts of others. With Octoshape powered streaming we are now able to reach geographical markets where traditional Internet streaming technologies cannot perform.”

The Infinite HD-M solution enables TV quality, TV scale and TV economics for broadband TV over unmanaged IP networks by utilizing existing infrastructure in the telco and operator network. Infinite HD-M enables large volumes of broadband TV to be delivered efficiently over last mile networks without requiring the vast infrastructure upgrades necessary with traditional video delivery platforms. 

“We are honored to assist Da Ai TV to distribute their message globally,” said Michael Koehn Milland, CEO of Octoshape. “Because of customers like Da Ai TV, we continue to innovate and push the boundaries of what has become the norm in Internet streaming.”

Telco and cable operators that are part of the Infinite HD-M federated network receive the signals via native IP Multicast in a way that allows them to easily manage large volumes of traffic without upgrading their Internet capacity. Octoshape’s federated linear broadband TV ecosystem will continue to expand globally in carefully planned phases, adding content contribution partners, Tier 1 broadband providers, connected television manufacturers and conditional access providers.

About Octoshape

Streaming media innovator Octoshape provides the enabling technology required to bring TV Quality, TV Scale and TV Economics to the public Internet. The company is writing the next chapter of content delivery for broadband IPTV services. The Octoshape approach is more scalable, flexible and affordable than traditional content delivery (CDN) schemes, while providing feature-rich, high-quality viewing to the largest of audiences. For more information visit www.octoshape.com.

About Da Ai TV

Established in 1995, Da Ai TV strives to provide wholesome programs for viewers of all ages, to help bring about a society characterized by peace and harmony and inspire lives of truth, goodness and beauty.

Without the sponsorship of the government, the operation of Da Ai TV is partially supported by Tzu Chi’s recycling volunteers. There are no commercial ads, but only public service ads between program breaks.

As a key component of Tzu Chi’s Cultural Mission, Da Ai TV draws on the spirit of compassion and relief. We produce news and programs to awaken people’s hearts and minds, as well as to broadcast moving stories of love and goodness.

We want every person to know that he or she has the capacity to love and to care. No matter where they are, as along as they spread the seeds of love, their efforts will eventually bear fruit. As more and more people come to this realization and live their lives positively, society will become more peaceful, and the world will eventually be free of disasters and calamities.  For more information visit www.daai.tv.