New Delhi, India – Cisco has announced that Tata Sky, one of the leading innovators in the direct-to-home (DTH) space in the country, has deployed the Cisco’s Videoscape Video Everywhere solution, a thin-client user interface application that enables multiscreen experiences beyond the set-top box.
Rolled out first on iOS and soon to be on Android platforms, this live streaming service can be used on mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets.
Videoscape Video Everywhere is a part of Cisco Videoscape Unity, a platform that delivers and monetises video content and provides a personalised, synchronised and social experience.
It offers best-in-class content management and exceptional user interface capabilities to enable consistent and synchronised experiences across all subscribers’ devices, including TVs, tablets, PCs, mobile devices and game consoles. It also provides industry-leading multiplatform security technology to provide the critical end-to-end content protection required to monetise 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: “Video services have never been more popular or valuable. 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, any time 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.”
Vikram Mehra, Chief Commercial Officer, Tata Sky: “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. Cisco’s global experience and technology leadership will help us to unleash a new generation of video experiences for our viewers and at the same time strengthen our competitive edge.”