MAKING TV PROFITABLE FOR SERVICE PROVIDERS
MAKING TV PROFITABLE FOR SERVICE PROVIDERS
Digicel and mediaClass.tv launch end-to-end multi-tenant OTT and IPTV services in over 17 countries in Caribbean
London, UK – 8, September 2022. Digicel Group and mediaClass, a leading provider of end-to-end solutions for OTT (over-the-top TV) and IPTV (internet protocol television) service providers, announced that they have launched multiple OTT TV and IPTV services in 17 countries across Digicel’s Caribbean region.
The service will utilise mediaClass’ multi-tenant features, providing a wide range of OTT and IPTV channels to its subscribers in territories across the region. This includes Digicel’s SportsMax (the Caribbean’s most widely distributed and watched sports channel) as well as wireline TV services through Android STBs (set-top boxes) using a single scalable, resilient multi-tenant TV Platform.
Viewers can watch whatever they want, whenever they want, on TV, PC, iOS, and Android devices. As well as supporting multiple countries, mediaClass supports multiple products including Digicel’s SportsMax service across 17 countries and Digicel+ TV service through Android STBs and mobile apps in many countries.
mediaClass provides all the elements of a TV platform including an advanced packager, multi-DRM (digital rights management), OTT backend, CDN (content delivery network) and apps for Android STBs and other devices. Azdio, the parent company of mediaClass, developed the platform as a complete end-to-end OTT/IPTV solution that delivers TV, VOD (video-on-demand), catch-up TV, and interactive services for customers in any IP-based network. All programmes on the new platform will be available via OTT and IP linear TV with catch up and re-start, alongside VOD, SVOD (subscription video-on-demand) and NDVR (network digital video recorder) services.
Gyorgy Zsembery, Digicel Group’s Chief Executive Officer, Home & Entertainment said: “The advanced on-demand side of the services is one of the biggest shifts in our customer experience to date, and the mediaClass multi-tenant platform has allowed us to deliver an ever-increasing set of services. Through this partnership, we can support multiple tenants/regions with a seamless delivery of services across multiple product groups in all our markets. At the same-time, by offering all elements of an end-to-end TV platform, mediaClass has enabled us to operate more efficiently.”
Gyorgy continued: “The ease and speed of integration of the mediaClass platform, the completeness of the total end-to-end solution and its world-class engineering and system integration team were key decision-makers for us. The ability to help us launch the most scalable service in record time is why we see mediaClass as a strategic partner and a trusted vendor.”
Dr. Arjang Zadeh, CEO of mediaClass said: “We are delighted to partner with Digicel for its new advanced TV service across the Caribbean. Together we have managed to deliver the best-in-class TV service and features in record time and breakthrough cost base”.
He further added: “We assist with the development and deployment of next-generation OTT and IPTV services and have all the tools required to offer a quick-to-market, powerful, and affordable solution for clients of all sizes.”
As a Digital Operator, Digicel is in the business of delivering powerful digital experiences 1440 minutes of each day to customers – that’s every minute, all day, every day.
Through its world-class LTE and fibre networks, together with its suite of apps spanning sports, news, local radio and podcasts, TV streaming, enhanced messaging and marketplaces and self-care, Digicel is the only operator in its markets that can deliver that.
Serving consumer and business customers in 25 markets in the Caribbean and Central America, its investments of over US$5 billion and a commitment to its communities through its Digicel Foundations in Haiti, Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago have contributed to positive outcomes for over 2 million people to date.
With its Better Together brand, Digicel is making a promise of simply more to customers and communities and its 5,000 employees worldwide work together to make that a powerful reality day in, day out.
Visit www.digicelgroup.com for more.
mediaClass a division of Azdio Limited UK uniquely provides all elements of a state of the art OTT and TV Platforms and Apps. This includes, transcoders, Advanced Packagers, Advanced multi-tenant OTT and IPTV Back-end Platform, multi-DRM, origin servers and CDN software and all client software for Android TV, iOS, Android mobile, Web, Smart TVs and Hybrid Linux STBs. This enables mediaClass to provide a step change cost reduction for service providers and broadcasters launching advanced TV services and being able to do so in a record time. mediaClass is already deployed in 25 countries across Europe, Americas and Asia Pacific. Visit www.mediaclass.tv for more information.
Antenna Hungária Partners with Azdio’s mediaClass in Successful Commercial Launch of Advanced Digital Terrestrial TV
Budapest-based telecommunications service-provider Antenna Hungária has successfully launched the world’s most advanced digital terrestrial television service. Completed in partnership with UK industry pioneer Dr Arjang Zadeh and the Azdio mediaClass product division, the new service has been introduced across Hungary.Social distancing restrictions introduced during 2020 have resulted in dramatic changes to television viewing demands. Antenna Hungária’s new service will address these changes. All programmes on the new platform will be available via DTT broadcast and IP linear TV with catch up and re-start, alongside VOD and SVOD services. Viewers can watch whatever they want, whenever they want, on TV, PC, iOS and Android devices.The new platform also offers a unique advanced multi-tenant functionality. Tenants such as independent broadcasters will be able to connect to the Antenna Hungária platform with their own billing systems and any other functionality they choose to offer. The mediaClass OTT solution supports TV Platform as a Service (PaaS) operation, setting a new bar in advanced DTT services.Advanced dynamic user interface generation on all devices is included, based on mediaClass’ Content and Operational Management system. mediaClass provides all elements of a TV platform including an advanced packager, multi-DRM, OTT backend, CDN and apps for devices and TV Web portal.Exhibiting at IBC, mediaClass announced that it is developing DAIClass dynamic ad insertion for linear channels as an option into its end-to-end OTT multiscreen platform. This allows service providers to target ads on live streams for specific regions or even individual users.mediaClass also announced Broadcast-Pro, a new version of its end-to-end IPTV/OTT multiscreen platform. Broadcast-Pro is designed specifically for broadcasters and content owners looking to launch an independent TV-everywhere service for their customers.“The On Demand side of the services is one of the biggest shifts in our customer experience to date,” comments Antenna Hungária’s Commercial Director, Gyöngyvér Gerlei. “The mediaClass platform will allow us to deliver an ever increasing set of services, capture new revenue streams and support new tenants with seamless multi-billing.”“We set out a strategic vision to transform Antenna Hungaria into a highly flexible TV service provider offering rich DTT service to Hungarian population,” adds Antenna Hungária CEO Zsolt Sárecz. “With this launch we have taken the first major step in delivering our strategic vision. Azdio has provided strong support through its products as well as its world class engineering and system integration services, all within a tight timescale.”“Our focus for every project is on defining the goals in terms of business outcomes,” says Azdio CEO Dr Arjang Zadeh. “We are pleased to have helped create the new revenue opportunities Antenna Hungária can now access through this new platform. We are also pleased that Hungarians can now have access to the most compelling DTT service in the world.”
About Antenna HungáriaAntenna Hungária (www.ahrt.he) has been a key player in the Hungarian telecommunications sector for decades. Its main areas of activity are national terrestrial television and radio broadcasting, as well as wireless business telecommunications. As one of the most successful Hungarian-owned information technology companies, AH has been able to show continuous growth in recent years, expanding its programme production and event technology businesses and joining the explosive growth of the OTT and IOT industries.
Contacts for further information
Antenna Hungária Zrt András TóthTel: +36 1 464-2110 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Stylus Media Communications: David Kirk Tel: +44 1342 3119834 | Email: email@example.com
mediaClass Releases New AI Powered Recommendation Engine in Partnership with Liberate AI
mediaClass, the globally active leader of OTT TV everywhere solutions, has announced its own developed AI-based recommendation Engine. ”We have been testing and measuring the success rate of the engine for some time," says mediaClass CTO Stilian Tchlakov. "For this release we have settled on two operator- selectable modes, both of which offer excellent results." "Without giving too much away technically, mode one is based on AI analysis of personal preferences and searches; mode two is based on studying and machine learning the watching- behaviour of hundreds of thousands of anonymous subscribers” adds mediaClass Head of Research and Development Youri Kalinov. "The mediaClass AI Recommendation Engine uses state of the art technology from Liberate AI to predict and deliver viewer-specific television content recommendations. This is a step change from what has been possible in the past." “Judging from the measurement results I have seen, the Liberate AI machine learning technology certainly gives us a significant edge," details mediaClass EVP Manelli Hosseini. "We will be providing the engine as an integral part all mediaClass deployments. We now have to decide whether to market the recommendation engine as a standalone package to offer its advantages for non-mediaClass deployments.”
About mediaClass mediaClass (www.mediaclass.tv) offers TV service providers and broadcasters the opportunity to implement full IPTV/OTT multi-screen infrastructure designed for any size deployment. mediaClass platforms feature multi-DRM, easy OSS/BSS integration, advanced CMS, content provisioning, VOD management, DVR and full multi-tenant capabilities. Client software includes superfast IP and hybrid STB software based on Linux and Android, as well as mobile clients for iOS and Android devices. mediaClass also offers full IPTV integrated services for new and legacy multicast-based systems. Highly efficient implementation reduces server power. Tested to ensure over 20 million client devices can be supported. mediaClass systems are already deployed operational in five countries and 10 languages.
About Liberate AI Limited Liberate AI Limited is an AI venture founded by industry pioneers Nicholas Kassem, Dr Arjang Zadeh and Sir Hossein Yassaie. Liberate AI mission is to enable every device and application to benefit from Machine Learning and AI in a simple, secure and highly cost effective manner.
Contacts for further information mediaClass: Manelli Hosseini firstname.lastname@example.org
Stylus Media Communications: David Kirk Tel: +44 1342 3119834 | Email: email@example.com
mediaClass announces Broadcast-Pro, a new version of its end-to-end IPTV/OTT multiscreen platform. Broadcast-Pro is designed for broadcasters and content owners who are looking to launch an independent TV-everywhere service for their customers.
"Talking to prospects over the past year, we have been inundated by requests for an affordable turnkey solution that offers branded mobile apps and web TV for broadcasters," comments mediaClass EVP Manelli Hosseini. "Besides their usual local market, many often want to reach out to a global audience. They have a few channels but also tend to have some VOD content and are looking at other monetisation opportunities through advertising. This differs from our usual customers who are telcom/cable operators or service providers looking for a comprehensive multi-tenant solution with advanced services."
"The challenge is to create a complete product package that keeps costs down and offers advanced functionality in a turnkey solution which fits most requirements,"
details mediaClass founder and CEO Dr Arjang Zadeh. "Having our own multi-DRM solution helps massively reduce TCO and implementation costs."
"The only potential complexity is the customer's current encoding and packaging infrastructure," adds mediaClass CTO, Stilian Tcholakov. "Broadcast-Pro is highly flexible and designed to fit easily into existing systems."
mediaClass Broadcast-Pro will be on general availability from mid-December 2019.
mediaClass (www.mediaclass.tv) offers TV service providers and broadcasters the opportunity to implement full IPTV/OTT multi-screen infrastructure designed for any size deployment. mediaClass platforms feature multi-DRM, easy OSS/BSS integration, advanced CMS, content provisioning, VOD management, DVR and full multi-tenant capabilities. Client software includes superfast IP and hybrid STB software based on Linux and Android, as well as mobile clients for iOS and Android devices. mediaClass also offers full IPTV integrated services for new and legacy multicast-based systems. Highly efficient implementation reduces server power. Tested to ensure over 20 million client devices can be supported. mediaClass systems are already deployed operational in five countries and 10 languages.
Contacts for further information
mediaClass: Manelli Hosseini Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Stylus Media Communications: David Kirk Tel: +44 (0)1342 311 983
Leading Multi-Screen OTT platform mediaClass Announces Dynamic Ad Insertion for Linear Channels in Partnership with Anevia at IBC.
mediaClass, the leading edge end-to-end OTT multiscreen platform has announced that it is testing new Dynamic Ad Insertion for Linear channels and finalising integration with Anevia Origin server.
Previously mediaClass offered Ad Insertion for VOD channels and also ion its AVOD portals.
but with the new development Service Providers will be able to monetize by targeting ads to regions or even individual users.
Said Stilian Tcholakov, CTO for mediaClass: “Targeted Linear Dynamic Ad insertion is not as simple as many claim. We have been working on the development for some time and integrating the most advanced ADI enabled Origin. The team are doing a fantastic job and we will meet our release date of late Q4 2019.”
Attending IBC in Amsterdam, Manelli Hosseini, Executive Vice President, mediaClass explained: “One of the most asked about features by our customers and prospects has been Dynamic Ad Insertion. I am very excited at the further differentiation this brings to our solutions. Together with our disruptive pricing it means we are offering leading edge technology at much lower TCO than all our competition.”
The mediaClass DAICLASS functionality is currently in Beta and will be on general availability late Q4 2019.
mediaCLass offers TV Service Providers and broadcasters the opportunity to implement full OTT multi-screen infrastructure designed with efficiency and stability for any size deployment. mediaClass features multi-DRM, easy OSS/BSS integration, advanced CMS, and content provisioning, VOD management, DVR and multi-tenant capabilities. Client software includes superfast IP and Hybrid STB software based on Linux and Android STBs, and mobile clients for iOS and Android devices. mediaClass has full IPTV integrated services for new and legacy multicast-based systems. Other features include super-efficient implementation requiring less server power and scalability testing to twenty million plus client devices.
Already deployed and in use in five countries and 10 languages, mediaClass offers the best of both worlds –world-leading latest technology with an unbeatable price proposal.
mediaClass are presenting their latest technology at IBC Amsterdam, RAI, Hall 5 booth number B48F
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mediaClass is a multiscreen platform offering full featured end-to-end Hybrid, OTT and IPTV services for STB, TVs, PC and mobile devices. Designed to provide exceptional flexibility and functionality, mediaClass meets all the needs of service providers as well as providing for future evolution in the rapidly transforming TV market through on premises or cloud-based TV service delivery.