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Witbe and NexStreaming join forces to enable OTT and Multiscreen video analytics

NexStreaming HLS player SDK now available with Witbe’s analytics software built-in

Paris & Seoul(09 Sep 2013)

Witbe, the next generation monitoring company, and NexStreaming, a leading provider of multiscreen media players, are announcing at IBC in Amsterdam this week, a partnership to offer OTT and Multiscreen video service providers a pre-integrated solution that enables rapid deployment of monitoring and analytics across all smartphone & tablets.

Leading service providers are widely integrating NexPlayer, NexStreaming’s video player SDK, in their Android, iOS and Windows 8 applications. This makes video streaming services available on every device regardless of the terminal brand or OS version, using HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) or Microsoft Smooth Streaming. NexPlayer SDK can be made available with Witbe’s analytics engine pre-integrated to accelerate applications’ development and provide comprehensive metrics on the quality that each user experiences when watching online video. As before, NexPlayer player SDK is very easy to integrate into any application with customized user interface.

This low level integration allows the Witbe analytics engine to report over 50 metrics right out of the box to assess Quality of Experience (rebufferings, freeze time, etc.) and network issues (bitrates, throughput, etc.) together with device information (model, OS version, CPU, etc.). Service providers gain precise understanding of the quality they deliver in each specific user context to easily identify trends, usage patterns, origin of issues and act before customers complain, enforce service level agreements and optimize their delivery infrastructures.

“It’s really a pain for a Service Providers to understand and control the quality of their OTT or Multiscreen video services. They often have very little if not any information on what their subscribers are experiencing,” explains Jean-Michel Planche, President and co-founder of Witbe. “Delivering a quality service is the key to enable transactions and generate revenues. Witbe and NexStreaming’s integration makes it easy for application developers to provide meaningful insights and help service providers maximize video quality over unmanaged networks and develop superior services.”

“Video players that come standards in smartphones and tablets provide scarce information to monitor streams’ quality, identify CDN issues or understand problems liable to device or network types,” explains IlTaek Lim, CEO of NexStreaming. “With the Witbe integration, NexStreaming’s NexPlayer SDK offers the best HLS video player technology with enhanced reporting of a wide range of metrics. This is a real game changer that service providers will definitely leverage to maximize satisfaction and increase viewers’ engagement.”

 

Witbe is demoing its OTT/Multiscreen analytics engine at IBC
from September 13 to 17 in Amsterdam, Hall 4, Booth C74

 

About Witbe

Witbe’s award winning solutions enhance monitoring by analyzing the Quality of Experience of any interactive service (telephony, video, broadband, Web…), delivered to any device (PC, tablet, smartphone, phone, set-top box, smart TV…), over any type of network (fixed, mobile, OTT…).Over 400 enterprises on 5 continents, including some of the largest service providers and corporations, rely on the Witbe solutions and services to reduce time to market, proactively identify service defaults and raise customer satisfaction. Witbe was founded in 2000 and has offices in New-York, Montreal, Paris, São Paulo and Singapore. For more information, please visit www.witbe.net.

About NexStreaming

NexStreaming is a global mobile software company with Headquarters in Seoul (Korea) and branches in Europe, US, Taiwan and China. It is known for its excellent customer support and highly competitive time to market. NexStreaming is a publicly traded company listed on the Korean stock market, KOSDAQ.  For more information, visit www.nexstreaming.com