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Canal+ Afrique uses VideoFlow technology

September 14, 2013

Canal+ Afrique one of Europe’s most prominent content providers, selected VideoFlow’s Digital Video Protection (DVP) to rapidly and inexpensively ensure the transport of high quality, live content from all over Africa to Paris, for distribution throughout Europe.  VideoFlow’s DVP family of products guarantees the video quality being transported by making sure no packet is lost and jitter is eliminated in real time.  In addition to delivering reliable and consistent quality, VideoFlow solutions drastically cut operating costs when compared with Canal+ Afrique former approach that forced them to use an expensive solution to provide the same high quality.

Orlando Goncalves, Canal+ Afrique, Technical Manager explained his decision, “We are committed to providing our customers the very best live video and radio experience. For us, it means high quality and low delay. Prior to employing VideoFlow’s solution the method available for us to deliver live video and radio channels across Africa to Europe was complicated, inefficient, and came with a very high monthly price tag. This was a significant barrier to our quickly, easily and affordably growing our contribution business in Africa. Euplink, our system integrator, introduced the VideoFlow offering to us. It was a game changer! VideoFlow significantly cut our costs, simplified our operations and secured new business.  In a very short period, we have expanded our Africa content contribution business by using simple Internet connections. We found VideoFlow’s solution to be very efficient, simple to manage and easy to use – literally ‘Plug and Play’.  VideoFlow also cut hidden operational network maintenance and support costs by leveraging via their embedded monitoring and statistics tools. We are very happy to see that VideoFlow solution is driving many new contribution opportunities in Africa and look forward to an even greater expansion in the near future.”

Ronit Kalujny, VideoFlow’s CEO, added, “We are proud to have Canal+ Afrique as our customer. Canal+ Afrique is one of the first tier one content providers to recognize and adopt the VideoFlow concept that turning the Internet into a true, high quality live content delivery network (LCDN) over standard low-cost connection is feasible. Euplink, our partner in France and a Canal+ Afrique system integrator conducted a detailed and exhaustive certification process ensuring that all the operational and commercial prerequisites required by a premium quality content provider like Canal+ Afrique was fully met.  We envision that as Canal+ Afrique continues to expand its LCDN services the VideoFlow DVP will play an even greater role in their opening new LCDN market verticals.”

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