Advanced Television

Vision247 and ViewSat partner for streaming

July 11, 2013

Media technology and content distribution specialist Vision247 has been selected by ViewSat, a provider of video distribution services, as its partner for provision of web streaming services to its extensive customer-base of television channels.

ViewSat is a fast growing global satellite provider serving Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, Europe and North America with television and radio channels. By partnering with Vision247, ViewSat is now able to offer customers greater flexibility for delivering their TV channels via cost effective web streaming as well as satellite distribution.

ViewSat’s new streaming service is provisioned through Vision247’s Video Platform, providing complete video capture and in-house multi-bit rate encoding for adaptive streaming. Vision247’s video-optimised Content Delivery Network delivers high quality online video streaming, ensuring ViewSat’s customers and their audiences experience the optimum streamed viewing experience.

The channels are streamed over the web, delivered via an embedded flash player, and transcoded so that anyone with access to a PC or an iOS or Android connected mobile device will be able to watch live streamed programming wherever they are.

Awaes Jaswal, CEO, Viewsat says: “This partnership with Vision247 enables ViewSat to deliver the highest quality broadcast to as diverse a range of connected devices as possible. Providing global web streaming capability is an important step in the company’s continued growth, and Vision247 met all our demands for quality, reliability and consistent excellence in delivery.”

John Mills, CEO, Vision247, says: “Streaming content via the web is a fast to deploy and cost effective method for delivering high quality broadcast content. ViewSat has shown that satellite content delivery and web streaming can work in perfect unison, giving immense choice and flexibility to customers seeking new ways to expand audiences and generate greater engagement with their content.”

ViewSat offers its tailored streaming solutions to meet the specific and demanding requirements of every customer, no matter the scale of service. Web streaming is provisioned for entry level consumption, with the opportunity to expand allocation of bandwidth to meet required demands.

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