UAE service provider Etisalat’s E-Vision subsidiary has chosen Synamedia’s Infinite platform to underpin a new multi-country, multi-tenant OTT service for the Middle East.
The multi-tenant, cloud-based service is designed to give operators in the MENA region and Pakistan with a platform to launch and run multi-screen, multi-language OTT services. It complements E-Vision’s existing content and channel licensing business, which spans Hollywood studios, Bollywood and regional Arabic productions as well as over 550 TV channels.
E-Vision currently offers telcos, ISPs, and OTT providers a turnkey OTT platform for linear TV and VOD services.
According to Synamedia, E-Vision’s customers will be able to customize the Infinite UI to give each service its own distinct look and feel. The platform includes cloud DVR functionality and supports content aggregation, search and recommendation along with support for pay TV, SVOD and AVOD business models, the pre-integrated Evergent revenue and customer lifecycle management platform for subscriber management and billing, and a private CDN platform.
“We have worked closely with Synamedia’s talented teams to develop and roll out E-Vision’s new multi-tenant OTT comprehensive service. The Infinite platform is secure and capable of a full end-to-end solution which would guarantee our clients a top-notch, scalable and cost-efficient service,” said Humaid Rashid Sahoo, E-Vision CEO.
“With its new multi-tenant OTT service, E-Vision is pioneering a new approach to OTT services – one that we believe is the shape of things to come. With such intense competition in the OTT space, a shared video platform makes sense for many operators. Using our scalable, highly reliable, cloud-based platform, E-Vision liberates its OTT customers from worrying about the underlying technology and lets them focus instead on building a sustainable, profitable business faster,” said Yves Padrines, Synamedia CEO.
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