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Vision247 and ViewSat partner to stream television broadcasts globally to web connected devices

Vision247 provides full content encoding and web streaming for ViewSat customers. Browser based access brings content to PCs, Apple iOS and Android devices. Rapid, cost effective television distribution to audiences globally.

London(11 Jul 2013)

Media technology and content distribution specialist Vision247 has been selected by ViewSat, a leading provider of video distribution services, as its exclusive partner for provision of web streaming services to its extensive customer-base of television channels.

ViewSat is a fast growing global satellite provider serving Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, Europe and North America with television and radio channels. By partnering with Vision247, ViewSat is now able to offer customers greater flexibility for delivering their TV channels via cost effective web streaming as well as satellite distribution.

ViewSat’s new streaming service is provisioned through Vision247’s Video Platform, providing complete video capture and in-house multi-bit rate encoding for adaptive streaming. Vision247’s award-winning video-optimised Content Delivery Network delivers high quality online video streaming, ensuring ViewSat’s customers and their audiences experience the optimum streamed viewing experience.

The channels are streamed over the web, delivered via an embedded flash player, and transcoded so that anyone with access to a PC or an iOS or Android connected mobile device will be able to watch live streamed programming wherever they are.   

Awaes Jaswal, CEO, Viewsat says: “This partnership with Vision247 enables ViewSat to deliver the highest quality broadcast to as diverse a range of connected devices as possible. Providing global web streaming capability is an important step in the company’s continued growth, and Vision247 met all our demands for quality, reliability and consistent excellence in delivery.”

John Mills, CEO, Vision247, says: “Streaming content via the web is a fast to deploy and cost effective method for delivering high quality broadcast content. ViewSat has shown that satellite content delivery and web streaming can work in perfect unison, giving immense choice and flexibility to customers seeking new ways to expand audiences and generate greater engagement with their content.”

ViewSat offers its tailored streaming solutions to meet the specific and demanding requirements of every customer, no matter the scale of service. Web streaming is provisioned for entry level consumption, with the opportunity to expand allocation of bandwidth to meet required demands.    



About ViewSat

ViewSat is one of the fastest-growing operators within the global broadcast and transmission services industry for television and radio channels. Launched in 2006 to provide digital satellite services to private broadcasters in Sub-Saharan Africa, the company is now active across the global marketplace with operations in the Middle East and North Africa, Asia, Europe and North America and Sub-Saharan Africa. Headquartered in the UK, ViewSat operates a series of satellite broadcasting platforms, supplemented with a dedicated fibre network, teleports and playout centre to provide a high-quality infrastructure for customers’ digital satellite broadcasting.


For further information on ViewSat contact:

Safia Rana-Jaswal
Head of Sales and Marketing
Tel: +44 (0) 1483 235 400

About VISION247


VISION247 is a high growth media technology and content distribution company providing end to end solutions to television channels, content owners, telcos and ISPs. Its services include satellite playout, studio facilities, multi-screen and OTT IPTV services and smart TV and mobile apps. In 2012 VISION247 launched the UK’s largest internet-delivered TV service on connected FreeviewHD, which currently has more than 60 channels of premium and interactive content including Vision TV Network. In 2013 Vision247 acquired Perception, a complete and fully scalable multiscreen IPTV platform, with industry-leading cloud-based features, designed for Telcos and ISPs that require a commercially flexible and rapidly deployable solution.


Headquartered in London and with offices in the UAE, Vision247 creates innovative, compelling TV and video services for connected audiences worldwide.


For further information on Vision247 contact:

Gary Marshall

Senior Consultant

XL Communications Ltd

Call: + 44 (0)77 3322 4654