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Sky Deutschland selects Witbe for 4K STB video analysis

September 7, 2018

Witbe, a specialist in Quality of Experience Monitoring, has been selected by Sky Deutschland to automate the analysis and testing of their Sky STBs. Witbe Robots will support Sky to provide the best video Quality of Experience to its customers. Witbe video algorithm and monitoring Robots analyse the video quality of Sky’s STBs continuously during the software development phases.

Witbe Video Robots help Sky Deutschland to automatically test and measure in real-time the video quality really delivered to their end-users. Witbe Robots act as real-end users, connected to Sky’s STB in various test scenarios, to assess the quality of any video stream. Augmented with Witbe VQ-MOS – a perceptual, non-reference-based video algorithm – the Witbe Robots verify the availability, performance, and integrity of the video services provided on the Sky STBs. With Witbe VQ-MOS, Sky receives different KPIs visible by the human eye such as jerkiness, blurriness, blockiness, motion, and spatial complexity analysis. With this information, Sky’s Quality Assurance teams can better qualify the impact of changes in the video delivery chain, such as encoding, decoding and transport.

Stefan Kastl, Director CPE (Customer Premises Equipment) at Sky Deutschland, said: “It is fundamental for us to deliver the best end-user experience. Witbe enables us to keep improving the Sky experience. Witbe gave us the technology we needed, and we are eager to keep working with their team”.

Marie-Véronique Lacaze, Co-Founder, President & Chief Executive Officer of Witbe, further commented: “We are very proud that we were selected by Sky Deutschland for video analysis of their set-top-boxes. With our Witbe Video Robots up to date for Sky’s latest UHD/4K streaming technologies and our Witbe VQ-MOS, we are helping Sky Deutschland deliver an impeccable Quality of Experience to their customers. It is also an honor for us to add Sky Deutschland to our clients in Europe, supporting our ongoing growth in the German market.”

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