Japanese cable operator J:COM has launched a TV Everywhere service using technology from Concurrent.
The operator has deployed Concurrent’s MediaHawk VX unified content delivery solution to deliver multiscreen video-on-demand services to mobile devices and personal computers. The new TV Everywhere service, branded Xvie, allows J:COM subscribers to view J:COM On Demand video on various IP connected consumer electronics devices, including iPads, iPhones, and Android devices. The service allows programmes to be started on one screen, paused, and continued on other screens.
“J:COM was interested in deploying a flexible, high performance HTTP delivery solution that could help us support next generation TV Everywhere services,” said Hidetaka Haga, manager of service development for J:COM. “Concurrent enabled us to easily expand our video-on-demand services to connected devices using the same MediaHawk VX software platform we use to support our set-top box based customers. By extending our reach beyond the TV to a new array of video screens, we can tap into additional sources of revenue and enable our customers to take advantage of J:COM’s video services in new ways. We believe Concurrent’s MediaHawk VX is a compelling solution that satisfies the specific needs of pay TV operators to deliver a TV quality viewing experience to subscribers on any device.”
Concurrent is exhibiting at IBC on Stand 4.A71
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