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VIVOplay Selects Octoshape Infinite HD-M™ to Expand into the Global Hispanic Content Market

VIVOplay, a Hispanic OTT (Over-The-Top) television provider, announced today that they have selected Octoshape, an industry leader in cloud-based streaming technology, to deliver the highest quality content in the market to Spanish speaking consumers acro

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Under this partnership, VIVOplay will introduce HD quality OTT IPTV service to consumers in various phases. During the first phase, VIVOplay will focus on Latin consumers across North America and Europe. The second phase will expand the offering across the rest of the globe. The VIVOplay service leverages both Octoshape’s patented video acceleration network Infinite HD-M™ and Fuugo™ user interface and content management platform for multi-screen devices from Axel Technologies.

“When selecting a partner for this initiative, we required the most robust and powerful solution to ensure a full HD experience over multiple devices, and across various network conditions,” said Carlos Hulett, CEO of VIVOplay. “Octoshape enables a differentiated service that positions VIVOplay as a driving force in the fast growing OTT market. The service is now generating huge anticipation in the Hispanic consumer vertical in the USA and Europe.”

Octoshape’s technologies are adopted by many of the largest broadcasters and technology providers in the world enabling them with TV Everywhere and OTT IPTV services at the highest possible quality. The Infinite HD-M™ platform outperforms traditional content delivery technologies on all marks including global reach, startup time, buffer time, quality and view time.

“The VIVOplay service is about to redefine how consumers around the world gain access to high quality content from back home,” says Michael Koehn Milland, CEO of Octoshape. “Our core value proposition lies in the ability to watch content across devices, anywhere in the world while achieving a superior viewing experience.”

“Game changing companies like VIVOplay also require innovation from its partners,” said Petri Kalske, CEO of Axel Technologies. “The Fuugo Platform enables more options for VIVOplay to enhance their visions of advanced user experience in web, smart TV’s and mobiles also in future.

The Infinite HD-M™ Federated network sends broadcast signals to last-mile operators in a way that allows them to easily manage large volumes of traffic via Native and AMT multicast without the need to upgrade their Internet capacity. Broadcasters benefit from this federated network by receiving broadcast scale and economics. Octoshape’s federated linear broadband TV ecosystem will continue to expand globally throughout 2014 in carefully planned phases adding content contribution partners, Tier-1 broadband providers, connected television manufacturers and conditional access providers.

About Octoshape
Streaming media innovator Octoshape provides the enabling technology required to bring TV quality, TV scale and TV economics to the public Internet. The company is writing the next chapter of content delivery for broadband IPTV services. The Octoshape approach is more scalable, flexible and affordable than traditional content delivery (CDN) schemes, while providing feature-rich, high-quality viewing to the largest of audiences.

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About Axel Technologies
Axel Technologies is a forerunner of TV and video software and the inventor of Fuugo Platform product portfolio. Fuugo is next generation video service platform providing fast app creation based on Fuugo Application Framework and real time control, modification and reconfiguration with Fuugo Manager. Fuugo enables fast ramp up and life time flexibility for all online video services.

About VIVOplay
VIVOplay is the first OTT experience from Latin America focused on producing their own and exclusive content. As they develop their own media content, they also look to bond the prime media networks in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, looking forward to meeting the needs of the Hispanic community that left their native country. They will smash the market on December the first, when the launch is expected to be.

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