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MegaFon using RGB Networks for OTT service

Russian service provider MegaFon is using RGB Networks’ multiscreen IP video products to power its over-the-top TV service, which was launched in December.

MegaFon is using RGB’s Video Multiprocessing Gateway (VMG) and TransAct Packager to provide transcoding and packaging for its OTT service. MegaFon’s chief aim was to retain and grow its mobile subscriber base by delivering TV services to a range of devices. The digital TV service was created by the company’s innovation arm Megalabs.

“With our rapidly expanding subscriber base we needed the most flexible and reliable IP video delivery solution available to keep pace with customer demands and need for quality,” said Vitaly Starodubov, chief operating officer of MegaLabs.  “MegaFon’s entry into the OTT marketplace significantly enhances our competitive position amidst the ‘Big Three’ of the Russian TV service market, and we hope to secure more than 1.5 million IPTV/OTT subscribers across all devices by 2015.  OTT services are essential to the future of video delivery in Russia, and we needed a solution that could ensure our vision comes to fruition.  RGB’s technology perfectly meets our needs and adds value to our long-term business strategy.”