From the Wires
Global Video Operators and Media Companies Advance OTT and Cloud Video with Cisco Infinite Video Platform
By: Marketwired .
Sep. 14, 2017 01:00 AM
AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS -- (Marketwired) -- 09/14/17 -- IBC - Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO)
Video operators and media companies here at IBC this week are focusing on changes in the market as more video is moving to IP and mobile platforms. Creating engaging experiences subscribers will pay for remains a challenge, as consumers have more choices to watch content from more sources and devices.
Video -- especially Internet video -- continues to consume our networks. The world will reach three trillion Internet video minutes per month by 2021, meaning more streaming of TV apps and personal live streaming on social networks.
This year at the show, Cisco is helping advance the industry toward truly scalable video services delivered over IP from the cloud. Cisco will be demonstrating how the Cisco® Infinite Video Platform helps its customers bring premium video experiences with scale, simplicity, and security, offering all the new features their subscribers want.
"Our customers have big goals for streaming video, and Cisco's Infinite Video Platform is the ticket to delivering better-than-broadcast IP video experiences across any screen," said Conrad Clemson, senior vice president and general manager, Service Provider Platforms and Applications, Cisco. "Whether it is an online video network or the world's most sophisticated media company, we are collaborating with key partners such as Adobe to help our customers design what they need to drive revenue. No one else can offer a video platform with cloud recording and smart streaming technologies, digital ad insertion, analytics, and storage along with migration support for Mediaroom set-top boxes."
"Streaming video accessible on any screen is the new normal and growing fast in popularity in New Zealand," said Julian Wheeler, chief product & technology officer, Sky New Zealand. "The Cisco cloud-based video model, offering SaaS to combine broadcast and IP technology functions, helps us simplify the transition to IP networks and stay on track with our goals to offer our customers more ways to access and view content across more devices."
"NET continues to lead the evolution of video services in Brazil," said Marco Dyodi Takahashi, chief marketing officer, NET. "Our collaboration with Cisco will give us more agility, flexibility, and security to deliver a high-quality multiscreen experience to our subscribers."
"Every day we challenge ourselves to bring our customers an outstanding experience across Izzi's product portfolio," said Carlos Eduardo Romero, senior technology director, Televisa. "Our determination to provide the best video product and services motivates us to make things differently, ahead of our competition, innovating in many ways. With this new vDCM headend we will be able to address three key aspects: quality, based on a high-availability solution combined with a best-in-class video image experience; speed, by having an NFV concept headend and a very aggressive time to market for launching new features; and efficiency, which combines operational improvements and infrastructure cost savings."
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