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April 19, 2012

Axio TV Deploys CodecSys Video Encoding Platform for OTT Service

By Nathesh, TMCnet Contributor

Axio TV and Beehive Networks will supposedly be launching an OTT (over-the-top) service by making use of Broadcast International’s (News - Alert) CodecSys video encoding platform.

Being the world’s first a la carte Live TV Platform, Axio TV will be offering subscribers a low-cost alternative to programming available OTT or over-the-Internet by offering local TV channels, on-demand and other live streaming channels via a set top box over any broadband connection.

CodecSys encodes and transcodes both live and ?le-based video streams and assets. It has been tweaked to deliver higher quality at current bandwidth rates or maintain current quality at much lower bandwidth requirements. The patented multi-codec compression, open software framework, and robust set of APIs, enables a seamless integration with core video management systems across the network.

Beehive Networks, a regional cable TV company which serves rural subscribers in the western U.S., will provide services to Axio TV via deployment of CodecSys from Beehive's head-end. Beehive can now extend its network to more than 500,000 Axio TV viewers who are slated to receive a new service with an extensive line-up of programming from a variety of sources that was made possible by the adoption of the CodecSys technology.

“Axio TV and Beehive Networks represent a new breed of broadcasters who understand the need to deliver a robust lineup to its end users across any device. By launching an aggressive OTT service, Axio TV creates a whole new category of video services for customers who want their content delivered to any screen without comprising their viewing experience. CodecSys breaks the bandwidth barrier to ensure cinema quality video delivered at unprecedented bandwidth,” claimed Steve Jones, Broadcast International’s senior vice president and general manager of its CodecSys division, in a press release.

Recently Broadcast International unveiled the CodecSys Media Server and TeleCable selected CodecSys.

Edited by Jennifer Russell

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