Envivio Enables Ultra HD Telecast of Prestigious Spanish League Football Match
San Francisco(21 Dec 2015)
Envivio, a leading all-software video processing, delivery and monetization solutions company, now a part of Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC), provided a converged head-end solution that allowed Movistar+ to serve the Spanish Liga match between Real Madrid and Barcelona to satellite pay TV customers in stunning Ultra High Definition, as well as to connected devices powered by the Movistar+ application.
DTS Movistar+, a major pay TV provider owned by Telefonica, wanted to build a platform for satellite direct-to-home delivery and over-the-top (OTT) applications with full multiscreen functionality for the game. The software solution had to not only control the head-end but encode and process the entire network path, from the stadium where the game was played through the video se rvers.
"We knew that if we were going to make the leap to UHD content delivery, we wanted it to be flawless. Fans don't want disruptions during their favorite sport, during a top rivalry," said José Amselem, DTS Movistar+.
Envivio's local partner, QinMedia, provided the encoding and playout server hardware and was responsible for the deployment, working in close partnership with teams from DTS Movistar+ for the playout part.
Envivio's Muse Live™ encoder was selected as the convergence encoder to simultaneously provide feeds to the DTH headend and the OTT platform. Muse Live supports video compression and preprocessing improvements in MPEG-2, AVC and HEVC and includes "Up!" a new advanced compression mode unleashing new video quality optimization. In short, Muse delivers better video utilizing less of the distributor's bandwidth.
DTS Movistar+ also used Envivio's Halo™ network processor to format the video streams in DASH format to the Movistar+ Yomvi application.
"The challenge to deliver HEVC into the home is that it's crucial to a paying TV customer to have unparalleled quality. Envivio has repeatedly demonstrated its industry-leading expertise in the delivery of high-profile, high quality sporting events. Whether it is tennis, football, yachting or track and field, the top media innovators come to Envivio for the software solutions that enable brilliant telecasts. We are happy to have supported one of the most watched Clasico matches," said Julien Signes, CEO, Envivio.
Envivio's innovative software, known for both its video and audio superiority, is used to encode more than 150,000 live streams worldwide at any time. The company's video processing, delivery, and monetization products are in use today by seven of the Top Eight Tier 1 U.S. video service providers; nine of the Top 10 broadband providers and eight of the Top 10 global mobile providers.
Envivio, now a part of Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC), is a global market leader and innovator of video software solutions that are trusted by video service providers and content companies worldwide to power stunning video quality and captivating, personalized experiences to their millions of viewers on their main screen as well as any device, over any network. Leveraging its pioneering and technically superior virtualized video delivery solutions, Envivio enables video operators of any size to increase revenues and reduce costs while uniquely providing the best-in-class quality, reliability, efficiency, and scalability to support the new age of video anywhere. Envivio is headquartered in San Francisco, California with offices worldwide in France, China and Singapore. Visit www.envivio.com for more information, or connec t with us on LinkedIn.