Advanced Television

Sky Q selects Cisco

January 6, 2016

Sky is using Cisco video software solutions to power its next-generation home entertainment system, Sky Q. Available in 2016, Sky Q is a family of advanced products, connecting wirelessly to create a new ecosystem that makes it easier than ever for customers to access their favourite TV.

Sky is using the Cisco VideoGuard Everywhere security solution to support all the advanced services in the Sky Q offering, including broadcast, streaming and downloading of video to a range of screens.

In addition, Cisco is providing a suite of headend components to orchestrate delivery of the service, along with dedicated middleware for set-top boxes. All the Cisco software solutions are delivered to Sky through close interaction with Cisco’s best-in-class services teams.

“Sky Q will reinvent how our customers watch TV, allowing them to access their favorite shows across multiple screens, in and out of the home,” said Andrew Olson, director of New Products, Sky. “We needed a proven technology partner who could work with us to help bring the vision of Sky Q to life. After many years of creating leading TV experiences together, Cisco was the obvious choice.”

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