Arqiva to license VOD solution
September 10, 2010
From Colin Mann in Amsterdam
Communications infrastructure and media services company Arqiva has confirmed that it will begin licensing to third parties the VOD technology that powers its SeeSaw online TV service. The online video aggregation platform will be offered internationally as a bespoke solution configured to meet customers’ specific requirements, or as a more standard product closely aligned with SeeSaw’s functionality.
Arqiva’s VOD solution stems from significant investment by both Arqiva and the original Project Kangaroo partners BBC Worldwide, ITV and Channel 4, combined with input from ioko, the media and telecoms IP specialist. ioko has developed the technology solutions behind 90 per cent of all TV viewed on the Iinternet in the UK.
The broadcast-grade VOD solution supports advertising-funded, pay-per-view and subscription-revenue models with the ability to monetise both automated catch-up TV and a deep archive service. Arqiva suggests the solution will suit large-scale national broadcasters and media companies wishing to adopt sophisticated IP-based delivery for their film and television content.
Rob Hamlin, Strategic Development Director for Arqiva Terrestrial Broadcast revealed that the launch of SeeSaw had attracted significant worldwide interest and resulted in numerous enquiries about the technology platform. “Arqiva’s new VOD solution is designed by broadcasters for broadcasters and meets clear demand for a proven, scalable and robust platform for aggregated IP-delivered video content,” he added.