Sky News Arabia Chooses Envivio for OTT Broadcast Streaming Service
Envivio Muse deployed by Middle Eastern broadcaster for live video streaming to Internet-connected devices
South San Francisco, CALIF.(27 Sep 2012)
Envivio (NASDAQ: ENVI), a leading provider of live and on-demand multi-screen IP video processing and delivery solutions, today announced that Sky News Arabia has deployed Envivio Muse software-based encoders for its real-time web streaming service. The broadcaster, based in Abu Dhabi, uses the Envivio video processing solution to compress and stream its live video content to its website for over-the-top (OTT) viewing on PCs and mobile devices by people around the world.
“It is important for Sky News Arabia to be able to deliver a high quality streaming service to all of our subscribers as well as other interested viewers from various countries,” said Ihsan Yahya, project engineer at Sky News Arabia. “We selected Envivio because they were able to get our OTT service up and running in three weeks, and provided excellent customer service.”
Sky News Arabia is a 24-hour, Arabic-language rolling news channel broadcasting in HD quality from Abu Dhabi. A joint venture between Abu Dhabi Media Investment Corporation (ADMIC) and the UK’s BSkyB, the channel offers fresh, fast and independent news across multiple media platforms to audiences across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. In addition to satellite and cable TV broadcasts, millions of viewers across the region can enjoy live streaming on the Internet or on the go via their smartphones, tablets and PCs.
“Viewing patterns continue to shift, with people choosing to watch their favorite content on a variety of screens beyond the TV,” said Julien Signès, president and CEO of Envivio. “Sky News Arabia is an innovative broadcaster, offering its content on Internet-connected platforms to broaden its distribution reach and offer a better service for its subscribers.”
Muse is Envivio’s IP-centric multi-screen architecture designed for live or on-demand video transcoding, processing and distribution to any device. Significantly improving efficiency and operations compared to architectures that call for separate broadcast and multi-screen headends, Muse is available on the Envivio 4Caster™ appliances or HP blade servers.
Envivio (NASDAQ: ENVI) is a leader in solutions for multi-screen video processing and delivery. Envivio solutions remove the boundaries of traditional television and make the world’s video content universally enjoyable by all viewers, on any device, across any network, at any time. Now in its second decade of developing market-leading video convergence solutions, Envivio powers services for more than 300 content and service provider customers around the world, including eight of the top 10 mobile operators, nine of the top 10 broadband providers and three of the top four US cable operators. Envivio is headquartered in South San Francisco, California and has offices worldwide including France, England, China, Singapore and Japan. Visitwww.envivio.com for more information.