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January 21st, 2015

News Of SatBroadcasting™ Interest: DivX + Altech Multimedia / Envivio + Bouygues Telecom / Piksel

[SatNews] New product information and broadcasting news of interest to companies and professionals involved in the satellite broadcasting and related industries...


Envivio (NASDAQ: ENVI) has announced that French mobile phone, Internet and IPTV service provider Bouygues Telecom has selected Envivio Muse™ Video on Demand encoding software to power its multi-screen video services in a fully virtualized software environment to millions of subscribers—this deployment was recently launched using VMWare virtualization and Envivio video processing solutions.   

Bouygues Telecom selected Envivio Muse™ On-Demand, a fast, high-performance file-based transcoding solution specifically designed for compelling Video On Demand (VOD) premium services over the full range of devices for TV Everywhere. Muse On Demand can ingest multiple files, transform them into mezzanine files in various resolutions, check their quality automatically, then encrypt and package them just-in-time for each targeted network and device. The whole workflow is automated and designed to limit storage space and the need for re-encoding when a new format emerges. Video service providers can easily deploy Envivio software solutions in a virtualized private or public cloud environment, reducing operational costs while also simplifying upgrades and service expansion. More info at http://www.envivio.com/


DivX, LLC and Altech Multimedia have a new agreement to license and integrate DivX Plus® HD and DivX® HEVC technology into its upcoming set-top boxes (STBs)—the devices will be made available to consumers globally through retail and operator channels, thereby enabling the high-quality playback of 4K video in the living room.

This agreement between DivX and Altech helps strengthen DivX’s position in the Asia Pacific over-the-top (OTT) market by ensuring a large footprint of devices capable of securely playing back high-quality, highly efficient DivX video streams. Launching in early 2015, the first retail device from Altech to undergo the rigorous DivX Plus HD Certification process is based on BCM7241, Broadcom’s high definition (HD) IP set-top box SoC. The next model based on BCM 7252 will be certified for DivX HEVC Ultra HD, and is currently slated for launch in mid-2015. The DivX HEVC solution is designed to accelerate the adoption of the latest compression standard. DivX Certified® devices for HEVC will support DivX DRM and an advanced feature set for media playback including multi-language subtitles and audio tracks, trick-play track for smooth fast forward and rewind, chapter points for quick scene navigation, and resume playback across devices. In 2014, DivX received a Best Ultra HD Codec award from Ultra HDTV Magazine for its DivX 10 software and MainConcept HEVC SDK. More info at http://www.divx.com/


Piksel, a global provider of video monetization software and solutions designed to maximize the reach and return of video, has launched Piksel Content Services.

Piksel will manage all stages of the content acquisition process for new OTT players, including the negotiating and licensing of content rights, so that new entrants to the market are armed with a full “procurement to playout” solution. The launch makes Piksel the only online video platform vendor that also provides a tailor-made content offer. The service will appeal to the growing number of businesses (telcos and internet service providers for example) that have subscriber bases and potential audiences but lack the content and relationships with studios needed to venture into OTT video delivery. Piksel can also help media companies that want to deliver targeted content to connected devices, but do not have the necessary specialist expertise. Piksel Content Services will be provided to customers as an addition to Piksel’s Digital Showcase™ solution, a SaaS-based video platform which enables content owners, aggregators and distributors to integrate live, linear and on-demand programming into a multiscreen environment. The combination of Piksel’s video platform and its tailored content offer means that customers have an all-in-one service and avoid the difficulties and costs of directly brokering deals with studios.  Piksel will be available for briefings at NATPE, Miami, from January 20-22, 2015, to discuss the new service and the strategy behind it. More info at http://www.piksel.com/