Partnership launches next generation platform for multi screen broadband TV and VOD
AMSTERDAM (IBC 2012) – September 11, 2012 – Octoshape an industry leader in cloud-based streaming technology, and Axel Technologies, a TV and video software specialist, announced today they will combine the world class user experience components of the Axel Fuugo application with the Octoshape Infinite HD-Mbroadband TV distribution network to create a next generation multi screen video platform.
This partnership opens opportunities for both companies to provide an even more compelling product offering across an expanded range of iOS and Android smart devices. The offering enables a consistent user experience for TV Everywhere and OTT (Over The Top) IPTV initiatives both with natural and easy to use navigation, as well as providing the highest quality broadband video experience globally.
“Combining the Axel and Octoshape innovations are a natural fit,” said Petri Kalske, CEO of Axel Technologies. “Our Fuugo streaming video platform provides a combination of high class usability, coherence with device variety, and a modular structure that makes customization and modification very fast and easy. All this combined with the video quality and distribution expertise from Octoshape makes this joint offering really precious to TV and video service providers.”
Infinite HD-M enables the quality, scale and economics of traditional broadcast TV over the Internet. Telco and cable operators that are part of the Infinite HD-M Federated network receive the signals via native IP Multicast in a way that allows them to easily manage large volumes of traffic without capital infrastructure expenditure.
“We are thrilled to pair up with Axel on this initiative,” said Michael Koehn Milland, CEO of Octoshape. “Infusing the scale, quality, and economics Infinite HD-M video distribution technologies to the already incredible user experience of the Fuugo platform represents an explosive multi device offering. It not only will please the consumers, but also provide relief to the last mile Internet providers for the vast amounts Internet traffic it will generate.”
Octoshape’s federated linear broadband TV ecosystem will continue to expand globally throughout 2012 in carefully planned phases adding content contribution partners, Tier 1 broadband providers, connected television manufacturers and conditional access providers
Streaming media innovator Octoshape provides the enabling technology required to bring TV Quality, TV Scale and TV Economics to the public Internet. The company is writing the next chapter of content delivery for broadband IP TV services. The Octoshape approach is more scalable, flexible and affordable than traditional content delivery (CDN) schemes, while providing feature-rich, high-quality viewing to the largest of audiences. For more information visit www.octoshape.com.
About Axel Technologies
Axel Technologies is a forerunner of TV and video software and the inventor of Fuugo application platform. Axel has a strong background in combining various content sources and services into one intuitive User Interface. Modular Fuugo platform provides the fastest way for fully customized TV everywhere application. www.axel.fi
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