Gilat Satcom and Tvinci launch satellite-based OTT platform

VSAT specialist Gilat Satcom and OTT platform provider Tvinci have launched a duplex satellite-based OTT TV solution.

The solution uses Gilat Satcom’s satellite-based connectivity services and Tvinci’s pay OTT platform to deliver TV content to PCs, connected TVs, set-top boxes, tablets and smartphones to regions where broadband connectivity is low. The combined service uses satellite communication to deliver video to edge points such as education centres and internet cafes before being pushed to end-devices over-the-top.

“Our mission was to bring connectivity to customers operating beyond the reach of traditional telecommunications,” said Dan Winter, CEO, Gilat Satcom. “Via the exciting combination of Tvinci’s cross-device technology and our extensive global satellite coverage, this ground-breaking project enables, for the first time, the delivery of OTT video to multiple regions in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, where broadband connectivity is currently less available.”