Managed-service offers opportunity to quickly deliver innovative time shifted television functionality on top of existing IPTV and cable offering
BURBANK, CA, September, 2017 — VUBIQUITY, the leading provider of premium content services and media technology solutions and NOKIA, a global technology leader at the heart of the connected world have announced a new ‘Time-Shift As A Service’ (T-SAAS) offering. The service leverages the deep media and entertainment experience of both companies and delivers a unique, hosted software as a service (SaaS) solution with Operator licensed premium time-shifted content for Operator’s over-the-top (OTT) Service Providers.
T-SAAS, a VUBIQUITY service, is powered by the Nokia Velocix media delivery platform. The Nokia Cloud DVR Origin Services and Video Recording Manager archive and secure over 700 live premium channels while the Velocix CDN and edge caches provide seamless scale and multi-tenancy for hundreds of network operators. The Nokia platform will provide extensive data collection for per-tenant analytics related to QoS, QoE, and delivery metrics; all in real-time.
VUBIQUITY provides all content and metadata management, rights management, and delivery to the end device including CDN URL augmentation and redirection for optimized delivery. Scalable content distribution is based on Vubiquity’s extensive cloud and fiber infrastructure. Vubiquity’s web services, white-label clients and deep, searchable metadata allow viewers to quickly discover and acquire content of interest, while, bespoke content transformation ensures seamless playback on any screen or device.
Driving additional ARPU is key service deliverable. Advanced, targeted advertising capabilities provide the ability to re-monetize content and replace stale advertising and are natively supported within the basic service.
“Consumers have a wide range of choices for entertainment today with dynamic capabilities to enhance their viewing experience. T-SAAS brings a unique cloud- based services capability and gives more and more video distributors the ability to rapidly expand customer-facing features with low capex. By offering additional services for convenient viewing, more video distributors can retain loyal subscribers by upgrading quickly,” states Ira Dworkin, VUBIQUITY’s EVP, Product and Technology.
“With consumer demand for advanced DVR functionality on every screen, Vubiquity’s ‘Time-Shift As-A-Service’ (T-SAAS) gives video distribution partners the ability to offer a more fully personalized viewing experience in a quicker timeframe,” said Paul Larbey, head of Nokia’s IP Video business from Nokia. “We are delighted to join forces with Vubiquity as it allows us to open the doors for creative content distribution.”
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