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BeIN Sport taps Cisco for Videoscape

BeIN SportsAl Jazeera-owned sports network BeIN Sports has tapped Cisco to provide its Videoscape TV service deliver platform to deliver advanced services across over 20 countries in the Middle East and North Africa region. 

BeIN Sports is using Cisco’s VideoGuard conditional access system, Cisco MediaHighway middleware, and Cisco DVR and user interface technologies.

Across the MENA region, BeIN Sports offers its services via a range of HD set-tops from different manufacturers, all all enabled by Cisco software and security solutions, ranging from a low-end zapper to a mid-range DVR, and a high-end media gateway enabled by Cisco middleware with a common user interface.

“Consumer appetite for new video experiences and a connected lifestyle is developing so rapidly in the MENA region,” said Yousef Mohammed Al-Obaidly, deputy CEO beIN Sports.

“It is opportune that we have teamed with Cisco to help us remain competitive by delivering new and exciting services faster than ever before. With premium content security top of our agenda, Cisco Videoscape can provide an open, flexible and fully secure platform that will reduce barriers to innovation and time to market. The first boxes launched in March, 2014 and we will continue to roll out many more high-end boxes throughout this next year.”