Tata Sky deploys Cisco’s Videoscape Video Everywhere

Tata Sky has deployed Cisco’s Videoscape Video Everywhere solution, a thin-client user interface application that enables new multiscreen experiences beyond the set-top box.

Tata Sky is the first platform in Asia to deploy this solution. Rolled out first on iOS and soon to be on Android platforms, this live streaming service can be enjoyed on many mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets such as iPads.

The Videoscape Video Everywhere solution is a part of Cisco Videoscape Unity, a platform that delivers and monetises a new generation of compelling, differentiated video experiences, which are personalized, synchronized, and social.

It offers best-in-class content management and exceptional user interface capabilities to enable consistent and synchronized experiences across all subscribers’ devices, including TVs, tablets, PCs, mobile devices and games consoles. It also provides industry-leading multiplatform security technology to provide the critical end-to-end content protection required to monetize premium content and services.

With the advanced search and other content discovery features, subscribers will be able to enjoy unprecedented flexibility to find their favourite content and new content of interest quickly and easily.

Sue Taylor, vice president Sales, Cisco Service Provider Video Software Solutions in Asia Pacific said, “Video has moved beyond TV and to differentiate their offerings, video service providers have to take multiscreen experiences to the next level – delivering video in a more exciting, and engaging way. We are excited to work with Tata Sky on this journey of providing next-generation experience to its subscribers.”

“With this solution, they may be able to watch live, on-demand, and catch-up video content on any iOS and Android device, anytime, anywhere. Furthermore, Tata Sky will be able to improve subscribers’ loyalty, speed time to market of new services and service enhancements as well as assure high quality even over unmanaged networks and devices,” added Taylor.

Vikram Mehra, chief commercial officer, Tata Sky said, “We always strive to provide unparalleled services and superior experience to our consumers. Our subscribers’ will be able to take the video experience with them on the move; thereby transforming their handheld device into a fully-functional TV screen with an interface which is clean, simple and easy to navigate.”

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