SKY Italia selects Witbe monitoring solution
April 1, 2014
Witbe, the next generation quality monitoring company, has announced that Sky Italia has selected their Assets Publication Monitoring solution to secure their multi-screen VoD revenues
To meet their customers’ expectations for daily new VoD and catch-up contents to be read on their Tablets, PC, SmartTVs or STBs, content providers have to publish hundreds of new assets every day.
OTT services infrastructures based on CDNs introduce new types of risks for content providers. How to be sure a content published on CDNs servers is actually online, properly encoded in the different ABR technologies and not missing any part? Asset Publication issues can occur but if so, they must be detected immediately and timely corrected to avoid customers complaints and losses in revenues.
Witbe, the leading worldwide provider of OTT & CDNs Monitoring solutions announces the latest version of their “OTT on-demand Assets Publication Monitoring solution” enabling broadcasters, telcos, cable companies and Online Video Distributor to:
• Automatically validate the new assets proper publication, on-the-fly according to their assets criticality,
• Be timely alerted in case of issue in order to be able to re-launch the publication before receiving customers complaints,
• Track the issues on the publication chain and optimize their processes thanks to synthetic dashboards.
Massimo Bertolotti, Head of Engineering and Innovation at SKY Italia:
“SKYGO offers its customers tens of new VoD and catch-up assets every day, available in 2 technologies (HLS, HSS) and 6 to 7 profiles. Our process is fully automated to ensure on-the-fly publication as expected by our customers. However, considering the high complexity of the CDN infrastructure, we soon realized we needed to implement some processes for assets test automation. We have been using Witbe OTT-CDN monitoring solution for months for hundreds of our live streams. As we have now a strong business focus on on-demand contents, we naturally selected Witbe “OTT on-demand Assets Publication Monitoring solution” to help us achieve our goals and guarantee our customers satisfaction.” Witbe solutions at SKY Italia are integrated by COMSYTEC-CVE.