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April 29, 2014

Envivio Muse Encoders Installed for MediaCorp Toggle Multiscreen Service in Singapore

By Nathesh, TMCnet Contributor

MediaCorp’s Toggle multiscreen service in Singapore will soon make use of Envivio (News - Alert) transcoding and packaging solutions, as well as a Village Island downlink reception system. The Muse software-based encoders are slated to deliver high quality video to any device.

Toggle’s over-the-top service offers entertainment either as live or catch-up video assets, information and news across multiple platforms such as Internet-connected smartphones, tablets, PCs, STBs, connected TVs and more. 

“The Toggle service offers an exciting new viewing experience to Singaporeans, bringing together entertainment, news and information delivered on any screen, anytime,” Seow Yoke Kong, vice president of technology services at Toggle, MediaCorp. “For the downlink of 20 DVB-S2 live channels with redundancy, we quickly realized how the combination of Envivio and Sencore (News - Alert) product quality, with Village Island's optimum support, could help us achieve a perfect installation.”

The Envivio Muse encoders are designed to offer high-quality, all-digital live or file-based workflow that fits new and existing environments, simplifies operations, reduces equipment requirements and controls expansion costs. Like any other Envivio software products, the Muse encoders also run on the latest high performance Intel (News - Alert)-based platforms, including Envivio 4Caster encoding appliances and HP blade servers in IT-centric datacenter architectures.

These encoders, along with the Envivio Guru network management system, will be used by MediaCorp for its live and on-demand multiscreen services.

Envivio explained that by using its single converged solution, MediaCorp can deliver a superior quality TV-everywhere service that is easy to scale and upgrade as needed. Its powerful software architecture offers constant improvements and supports the broadest range of compression codecs and formats including MPEG-2, MPEG-4 AVC (H.264), adaptive bit-rate formats, and HEVC (H.265).

The company added that more than 300 content and service providers around the globe have selected Envivio to power their multi-screen and Pay TV services. 

Edited by Rory J. Thompson

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