The Netherlands’ Ziggo implements Edgeware’s D-VDN system for live streaming to iPhones and iPads
Amsterdam – September, 2012 – Edgeware, the technology leader in distributed video delivery, today announced that the largest cable operator in the Netherlands, Ziggo, is using Edgeware’s Distributed Video Delivery Network (D-VDN) system, managed by the Convoy VDN software suite, to provide multiscreen services to its internet subscribers. Following the successful launch of the first iPad app in March 2011, the Ziggo TV 2.0 app, launched in December, gives Ziggo´s subscribers access to the most popular Dutch live TV channels on iPads, iPhones and iPods alike.
The Ziggo solution is one of the first deployments of the Convoy VDN (Video Delivery Network) software suite, which is one of the main elements to Edgeware’s D-VDN system. Convoy VDN intuitively integrates core functions, such as request routing, content gateway and reporting, with the central and edge streaming servers, providing the operator with complete integrated management of a Distributed Video Delivery Network. This allows the network service provider to offer “operator owned” CDN video delivery capabilities across any network topology and incorporates the required interfaces and management functions to allow the operator to provide both retail and wholesale (CDN) services to content providers. The encoding capabilities are delivered by RGB Networks, and the systems integrator is Divitel.
“When we launched the Convoy VDN software suit this time last year, we immediately saw great interest from major operators requiring highly flexible, scalable solutions that could be implemented on accelerated timelines,” said Joachim Roos, CEO at Edgeware. “Ziggo’s rapid deployment of an innovative and competitive service offering for multiscreen customers shows their relentless commitment to success in a highly competitive and fast moving market.”
Meet Edgeware at IBC in Amsterdam, Sept 7-11, at stand 4.B71. Convoy VDN was recently shortlisted for the prestigious CSI Awards in the category "Best IPTV technology or service."
Edgeware is the technology leader in distributed video delivery networks, designed to allow operators to monetize video services such as video on demand (VOD), time shift TV and network Personal Video Recorder (nPVR), as well as offering wholesale Content Delivery Networking (CDN) management services. Edgeware provides the video delivery systems needed to offer video services across managed and unmanaged networks, with the ability to reach any screen, at any time, with any content. Edgeware is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, with a U.S. office in Boxborough, Massachusetts.
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Ziggo is a national media and communications services provider. Ziggo serves approximately 3 million households, 1.8 million broadband Internet customers, 2.2 million digital television customers and 1.4 million telephone subscribers. Our products and services for the small and large business markets comprise telephony, data communications and electronic payment systems. Our coverage extends across the whole of the Netherlands and has a strong regional presence. For more information about Ziggo, please visit http:// www.ziggo.com
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