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September 04, 2013

Finland's Elisa Extends EpicTV Quality Assurance with Agama

By Tara Seals, TMCnet Contributor

Finland’s Elisa (News - Alert) communications operator has tapped Agama Technologies to support quality assurance for its over-the-top (OTT) service, EpicTV.

The deal with Agama extends the company’s existing Agama DTV Monitoring Solution deployment.

EpicTV is a premium streaming service offering live and on-demand extreme sports content to multiple connected devices worldwide. It offers more than 300 original series available across iPads, Android (News - Alert) tablets and smartphones, PCs and connected TVs. Elisa will be offering it to its 3.6 million consumer and corporate customers in the Nordic countries, the Baltics and Russia. 

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“As a leading provider of high-quality TV services we are committed to meet and exceed our viewers’ high expectations, both for our traditional TV services in Finland and for our pioneering multinational OTT service,” said Jarkko Järvinen, EpicTV’s chief engineer and senior development manager at Elisa. “One vital part of this is, of course, to really be able to ensure the delivered service quality to all our customers, and for this critical mission we turned to Agama, which has video service quality assurance as its core business and field of expertise, and a solution that perfectly matches our needs and requirements.”

The Agama DTV Monitoring Solution can be tailored for concurrent and real-time quality monitoring of adaptive bitrate streaming (ABR) video services across an end-to-end OTT distribution. It is ideal for all TV operators moving to multiscreen and TV Everywhere offerings, allowing OTT services to be monitored together with traditional IPTV (News - Alert) and cable TV, for example, in a single and unified system.

“We are proud to be given this additional contract from Elisa, which reinforces its trust in our offerings,” said Mikael Dahlgren, CEO at Agama. “Our solution has positioned itself as a true multiscreen and multiservice capable video quality assurance solution. It’s great to see that it is getting such good traction with OTT and multiplatform operators worldwide.”

Edited by Alisen Downey

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