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New OTT TV service for Nigeria to launch next year

Nigerian technology outfit Envivo Communications is to launch a new OTT TV streaming video service, nVIVO TV and has tapped Cisco to provide technology for the service.

cisconVIVO TV will provide a mix of Nollywood and international content and will target the growing base of mobile phones, tablets and PCs in Africa.

The company will use a mix of Cisco OTT TV video technologies including the Cisco Infinit Video Platform, the tech giant’s cloud service platform for service provider and content owners, along with the Cisco Open Media Distribution for Content Delivery Network (CDN), Virtual Media Packager and Cloud Object Storage.

The new service will launch early next year, according to Envivo TV.

“The vision of nVIVO TV is to drive the African and African diaspora market toward a new online streaming experience that provides significant domestic content. We understood from the onset that we needed a strategic partner like Cisco. With the Infinite Video Platform as the core of our network, we are able to meet our immediate requirements, with the scale and flexibility to expand as our needs evolve,” said Olu Obadina, chairman and chief innovation officer at Envivo.

“TV viewing happens on many screens beyond the home, and it has become increasingly critical for service providers to meet consumers’ needs for video content on their preferred screen,” said Conrad Clemson, senior vice president and general manager, Service Provider Platforms and Applications, Cisco.

“Our collaboration with Envivo to expand its video platform with new cloud-powered streaming video capabilities will offer new entertainment experiences for millions of people across the region at the touch of an app.”