Leading Danish Provider Rolls Out Dozens of OTT Channels Utilizing RGB’s Award-winning Solution
SUNNYVALE, Calif.– MobilityWire® – August 30, 2011
RGB Networks, the leading provider of scalable multiscreen IP video delivery solutions, today announced that Waoo!, a Danish broadband provider delivering fiber-based network services to nearly 200,000 households, has selected and deployed RGB’s Video Multiprocessing Gateway (VMG™) and TransAct Packager, to provide a complete transcoding and packaging solution for its new over-the-top (OTT) video service.
Waoo!’s June 2011 launch of its OTT capabilities, the organization’s first web TV service, further establishes the operator’s leading position in the Danish TV service market. Waoo! is utilizing RGB’s award-winning VMG and TransAct Packager to roll out 36 channels streaming Microsoft Smooth Streaming adaptive format to PC-based consumers, adding to its existing TV service of 190 TV channels, with plans to extend the service to 50 channels with four adaptive profiles for each channel. Selected for its scalability, as well as its high-capacity, redundant carrier-class architecture, the VMG will give Waoo!’s OTT video service high availability, as well as provide Waoo! with a future-proof solution enabling flexible, open-ended growth.
“Not only does RGB’s technology perfectly meet our needs, it also adds value to our long-term business strategy and facilitates our rapid expansion,” said Aage Kudsk, Chief Technology Officer at Waoo!. “It’s clear to us that OTT services are the future of video delivery, and we wanted a solution that could implement our vision to provide cutting-edge TV services to our customers. Upon careful review and testing we chose RGB for its flexible, high-quality video processing platform, which can be scaled up over time to meet customer demand. With the entire deployment, from equipment delivery to live roll out, taking less than one month, we couldn’t be more satisfied with RGB’s solution and service.”
Working alongside the VMG, RGB’s TransAct Packager delivers advanced adaptive streaming capabilities, providing Waoo!’s customers with seamless video delivery by enabling the segmentation of video into chunks that are reliably delivered using HTTP.
“We are very pleased to have helped facilitate Waoo!’s successful launch of its new OTT video service,” said Ramin Farassat, Vice President, Product Marketing and Business Development for RGB Networks. “Waoo!’s business model, like that of any service provider, depends on meeting the needs of its customers today while planning for future growth — our VMG/Packager transcoding and segmentation solution addresses both of these requirements. As more and more providers around the globe are deploying our unique technology, they are experiencing similar results – satisfied end users and an improved bottom line.”
About RGB Networks’ TV Everywhere Solutions
RGB’s TV Everywhere solutions include its award-winning Video Multiprocessing Gateway (VMG), the industry’s highest capacity transcoder, capable of simultaneously transcoding 500+ MPEG-2 and MPEG-4/H.264 video streams into the growing number of formats required to serve an ever-expanding array of end user devices. The VMG utilizes a truly carrier-class chassis with extensive redundancy features to ensure reliable operation at all times.
Complementing the VMG is RGB’s TransAct Packager, an advanced adaptive streaming solution that ingests MPEG-4/H.264 video programs and outputs multiple versions of each program encoded at different bit rates which are then packaged in the Apple HTTP Live Streaming, Microsoft Smooth Streaming and Adobe HTTP Dynamic Streaming formats.
Working together, the TransAct Packager and the VMG comprise the industry’s most complete, flexible and highly scalable solution for delivering live and on-demand video to PCs, tablets, mobile devices and set-top boxes.
About RGB Networks
RGB Networks enables video service providers to migrate to a multiscreen environment for the delivery of linear and on-demand video over managed and unmanaged IP networks. Wide adoption of the company’s solutions is based on core strengths in transcoding, advertising and overlay insertion, and statistical multiplexing. RGB’s solutions for video delivery to TVs, desktop and mobile devices are built to deliver the highest video quality at the best price-performance on the market—they uniquely offer the density and scalability required to support the growing demands of consumers with integrated functionality that simplifies operators’ network architectures and minimizes operational costs. RGB’s products are deployed by over 200 cable, telco, satellite, OTT and mobile operators in 30+ countries. Venture capital firms Accel Partners, Comcast Interactive, Focus Ventures, Granite Ventures, Institutional Venture Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, and Mitsui & Co. Venture Partners have invested $63 million in the company. RGB is a private, profitable company based in Sunnyvale, California with offices around the world. For more information, please visit www.rgbnetworks.com.
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