Envivio Solutions Deployed by A1 Telekom Austria to Expand IPTV, Mobile TV Offering
Envivio, a provider of live and on-demand multi-screen IP video processing and delivery solutions, announced that A1 Telekom Austria AG recently turned to Envivio to expand its A1 TV IPTV service. Envivio Muse multi-screen encoding and processing software running on the Envivio 4Caster 1RU appliances power the full lineup of A1 Telekom Austria’s broadcast and on-demand HD, SD and 3GPP mobile services.
Envivio partnered with local Austrian market specialists TV-Connect Broadcast Systems, based in Vienna, for sales and installation support services for the A1 Telekom Austria deployment.
First launched in 2006, A1 TV is Austria’s fastest-growing TV service, available to eight out of 10 Austrian households and counting more than 200,000 households as subscribers. More than 150 TV channels are available in the basic package, with an additional 30 premium TV channels, over 2,000 films and series in the integrated video library and HD content available on-demand.
In 2010, A1 Telekom Austria first invested in Envivio 4Caster encoders to deliver a service allowing subscribers to view live and on-demand content, including sports, movies and TV programming, on IPTV set-top boxes and 3G mobile devices. The new Envivio encoders perform formatting, transcoding and packaging in Apple® HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) and Microsoft HTTP Smooth Streaming (HSS) formats for multi-screen viewing.
“Envivio provides feature-rich next-generation solutions that help operators deliver a high-quality multi-screen service,” said Walter Winzel, CEO of TV Connect. “The Envivio 4Caster encoders optimize video quality while lowering bitrates for delivery, and our collaboration with Envivio for the A1 TV IPTV deployment has resulted in a successful and growing service.”
“The A1 IPTV service is innovative in its approach to providing great television services across multiple platforms,” said Julien Signès, Envivio’s president and CEO. “We value our existing customers like A1 Telekom Austria and are focused on delivering solutions that deliver the performance and feature set needed to take TV and multi-screen video services to the next level.”
Envivio solutions have been deployed by more than 300 customers around the world, including telecom, cable and satellite companies, content owners, terrestrial broadcasters and mobile service providers.