Envivio, a provider of live and on-demand multi-screen IP video processing and delivery solutions, announced that SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation of Japan has deployed Envivio 4Caster Gen III encoders powered by Envivio Muse software, for the SKY PerfecTV On-Demand video service. SKY Perfect is Japan’s largest DTH satellite service provider with more than 3.7 million subscribers, and launched the “Buy Once, Watch Anywhere” service in December 2011.
The new OTT service allows subscribers to view live and on-demand content, including sports, movies and TV programming, on IP-connected devices including TVs, PCs, tablets and smartphones. Envivio 4Caster encoders perform formatting, transcoding and packaging in Apple(R) HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) and Microsoft HTTP Smooth Streaming (HSS) formats for multi-screen viewing. SKY Perfect also implemented the Envivio 4Manager(TM) network management system for comprehensive monitoring and control of the Envivio converged headend.
“Envivio offered a high quality solution for TV anywhere with high reliability and an advanced feature set to support all of our needs,” said Masahiko Aoki, Acting General Manager, Engineering & Operations Group of SKY Perfect JSAT. “We can now offer premium programming including J-League football, UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europe League matches that our viewers can enjoy anytime, anywhere, on any device.”
“SKY Perfect is one of the world’s top satellite platform providers, and their selection of Envivio Muse and 4Caster is a strong validation of the products’ strengths in live OTT and V0D service delivery,” said Julien Signes, Envivio’s president and CEO. “This innovative company is creating an excellent service offering for subscribers across Japan.”
Envivio partners involved with the deployment at SKY Perfect included ITOCHU Cable Systems in Japan.
Envivio solutions have been deployed by more than 300 customers around the world, including telecom, cable and satellite companies, content owners, terrestrial broadcasters and mobile service providers. To learn more about Envivio solutions for TV without boundaries, visit www.Envivio.com .