Comigo teams with Keepixo on OTT

Staff writer
Future TV Asia

Comigo has announced that it has partnered with Keepixo on an end-to-end OTT solution comprising Comigo's OTT/IPTV platform, HEVC Android set-top boxes, the Comigo Experience Intelligence Engine, and Keepixo's Genova software suite for OTT/IPTV headends.

The joint solution is being deployed by an unnamed major North American operator to securely deliver over 100 IPTV HD services in an OTT-like environment using HEVC.

"One of the key challenges that IPTV and OTT service providers face is launching full multiscreen services ahead of the competition," says Comigo CEO Motty Lentzitzky. "By partnering with Keepixo, we are reducing integration complexity and bringing to market an HEVC- and MPEG-DASH-supported solution, allowing service providers to speed up time-to-market and reduce bandwidth costs."

Comigo enables service providers to deliver a wealth of contextual services such as data enrichment, personalization, and social and viewer engagement capabilities on screens of TV sets, smartphones, and tablets. At the core of the Comigo service platform is Comigo's Experience Intelligence Engine which connects Internet data to TV content in a contextual manner using advanced algorithms and big data technology. Based on cloud technology and an open SDK, the platform provides pay-TV providers with a flexible and customizable solution, enabling them to quickly introduce content-related applications and services, encourage viewer engagement, and open new revenue streams.

Comigo's platform is now integrated with the Keepixo Genova software suite. Genova offers all of the workflow elements needed to build a multiscreen video workflow for OTT and IPTV distribution. The cloud-ready software includes a multi-rate H.264 and HEVC live encoder, file transcoder for VOD assets, and a multiformat OTT packager.

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