Numericable enhances its service offer with ABR service infrastructure powered by Anevia

Anevia, a player in video streaming and infrastructure solutions for OTT, live TV and VoD, has announced that leading French cable operator Numericable has launched an Adaptative Bit Rate (ABR) service powered by Anevia technology.

In order to offer new, enhanced services to the French market, Numericable was looking to scale up its head-ends to deliver ABR and multiscreen video. After detailed competitive reviews, the operator selected Anevia’s Viamotion as the software of choice to be the cornerstone of its new ABR platform.

Premium content security is critical to such ABR deployments and Numericable required a solution able to integrate with multiple DRM implementations. Anevia’s ViaMotion Suite was designed from its inception to be interoperable with a wide combination of ecosystem choices including leading DRM vendors and encoder manufacturers. Choosing ViaMotion addressed this requirement and allowed Numericable to rapidly scale its TV services beyond existing cable coverage while providing customers with a brand new TV experience.

“Our integration of ABR solutions was not a question of if or when, but with whom.” Philippe LE MAY, CTO, Numericable says. “With a history firmly rooted in video innovation, real technology interoperability and an impressive ABR deployment track record, Anevia stood out as the partner we were looking for. We were equally impressed with the short time it took to implement and get us live: less than two months.”

“The rapid pace and continued demand for high video volumes on device requires software companies like Anevia to anticipate operators’ needs with hardware-agnostic, flexible solutions.” Tristan Leteurtre, CEO at Anevia, explains. “Numericable’s choice is yet another vote of confidence in Anevia’s technological leadership, and in our ability to deliver the right ABR infrastructure for leading operators and help deliver the ultimate TV experience to millions of subscribers, year after year.”

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