VisualOn, Inc., a multimedia software company that enables high-quality video and audio across connected devices, today announced that it has won Swisscom as a customer. VisualOn enables the telecoms provider to provide live and on-demand TV content on Android devices in Switzerland. Swisscom has integrated VisualOn's OnStream MediaPlayer+, a solution enabling high-quality playback across devices, into its Swisscom TV Android application, which brings the best entertainment to an even broader range of connected devices.
Global mobile video consumption will grow 90 percent between 2011 and 2016, according to Cisco. Meanwhile, Android devices continue to dominate market share and the multitude of Android phones presents a unique challenge to scaling solutions to deliver media across all devices. VisualOn's cost-efficient technology enables Swisscom to offer its customers high-quality audio and visual playback regardless of varying formats, streaming protocols or hardware capabilities. This application allows Swisscom to expand its robust media platform to now offer Swiss Android users 80 channels of programming and more than 3,000 sporting events a year, on-the-go.
"The international market continues to face the growing challenge of device fragmentation while trying to deliver media on-the-go - and this is where we thrive," said Yang Cai, CEO of VisualOn. "We efficiently scale media delivery across devices for our customers like Swisscom, so they can provide a rich and seamless viewing experience for users around the world."
"We selected VisualOn as a partner based on the success it demonstrated in overcoming platform fragmentation," said Stefan Schmidlin, product manager at Swisscom. "The performance of OnStream MediaPlayer+ enables us to deliver quality live TV streaming to our customers on Android devices of all types and sizes."
The free Swisscom TV app is available now for all brands of Android smartphones, as well as for iPhones and iPads. A separate TV app is also available for Windows mobile devices. A Swisscom TV air subscription is required to use the replay and live pause functions. To download the Android application, please click here.https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.swisscom.tvguide
About VisualOn, Inc.
VisualOn, Inc. is a Silicon Valley based multimedia software company that enables rich entertainment experiences across smartphones, tablets, laptops, connected TVs and other mobile and convergent devices. VisualOn's unique patented technology is designed to be platform agnostic for ease of integration, with optimized quality, performance, and minimal power consumption. Integration of digital rights management (DRM) is secure and efficient. VisualOn supports streaming, VOD, mobile TV and other multimedia applications with quality levels rivaling hardware based solutions. For more information, please visit www.visualon.com.
Swisscom is Switzerland's leading telecoms provider, with 6.2 million mobile customers and around 1.7 million broadband connections. In the first three quarters of 2012, the company's 19,595 employees (full time equivalents) generated revenues of CHF 8.4 billion.
Swisscom has a presence throughout Switzerland and offers a full range of products and services for mobile, landline and IP-based voice and data communication. Massive investments in network infrastructure ensure that this will remain the case in the future. With Swisscom TV, customers too have become increasingly aware of the trend towards multimedia. Swisscom is active in one of the most attractive broadband markets in Europe via the Italian provider Fastweb. Swisscom also offers services for IT infrastructure outsourcing as well as the management of communications infrastructures.