Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Avail and Cisco team up on IPTV

Cisco Systems and Avail Media have recently announced their partnership to provide wholesale IPTV outsourcing and content aggregation. The agreement integrates Avail's satellite distribution of MPEG-4 video content with Cisco's IP NGN architecture capabilities, including, "IPTV encoding, encapsulation, middleware and digital rights management, scrambling and descrambling, satellite receivers, conditional access, set-top provision, service management, systems integration services, and program management for video hub office components."

It seems that the point is to offer a more seamless, end-to-end solution for companies looking to provide IPTV services.

According to Fierce IPTV, "While SES Americom is exiting the wholesale market with the shut down of its IP-Prime offering, other companies in this segment have been ramping up their offerings in recent months to win over IP-Prime customers and pursue new opportunities."

Cisco Press Release

Fierce IPTV - Cisco, Avail Media Team up in Wholesale

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