Envivo, Cisco launching OTT service in Africa

Envivo has revealed plans to launch a new OTT streaming video service, nVIVO TV, powered by the Cisco Infinite Video Platform, to offer its subscribers access to more ‘Nollywood’ and international video content on more devices throughout Africa.

Envivo will use a mix of Cisco OTT video solutions including the Cisco Infinite Video Platform, a cloud services platform for service providers and content owners to process, secure, distribute and monetise premium video on any consumer device, along with the Cisco Open Media Distribution for CDN, Virtual Media Packager and Cloud Object Storage.

The new services will be available beginning early 2018.

“The vision of nVIVO TV is to drive the African and African diaspora market toward a new online streaming experience that provides significant domestic content,” said Olu Obadina, Chairman and Chief Innovation Officer at Envivo Communications Limited. “We understood from the onset that we needed a strategic partner like Cisco. With the Infinite Video Platform as the core of our network, we are able to meet our immediate requirements, with the scale and flexibility to expand as our needs evolve.”

“TV viewing happens on many screens beyond the home, and it has become increasingly critical for service providers to meet consumers’ needs for video content on their preferred screen,” said Conrad Clemson, senior vice president and general manager, Service Provider Platforms and Applications, Cisco. “Our collaboration with Envivo to expand its video platform with new cloud-powered streaming video capabilities will offer new entertainment experiences for millions of people across the region at the touch of an app.”

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