FastFilmz launches Persus-powered OTT mobile video service

Staff writer
Future TV Asia

FastFilmz, India’s new OTT service provider, has deployed V-Nova’s ground-breaking Perseus software.

With V-Nova Perseus, FastFilmz is able to launch commercially and technically viable OTT services, delivering quality streamed video to both 2G and 3G mobile phone users.

"The deployment of the world’s highest performing video compression technology, V-Nova Perseus, has enabled FastFilmz to launch the first subscription video service built for consumers who are mobile bandwidth-constrained,” sayid Dominic Charles, joint-CEO and co-founder of FastFilmz.

“At the same time, we are able to halve the data costs of streaming and downloading movies, which is a huge deal for our target market,” said Charles.

FastFilmz’s service launched last March 29 and focuses initially on the 120 million Tamil speakers in India.

By uniquely enabling SD-quality video distribution at sub-audio bit-rates, V-Nova Perseus allows FastFilmz to provide quality video streaming over the 2G networks that 70% of the region’s consumers use for Internet access.

Perseus video compression has been deployed seamlessly on the FastFilmz mobile OTT infrastructure and workflows using the Perseus Software Development Kit (SDK).

V-Nova Perseus redraws the traditional bitrate-quality curve, enabling operators and service providers to provide high-quality video within their bandwidth constraints — UHD at HD bitrates on large screen TVs, HD at SD bitrates on legacy set-top-boxes and mobile devices, and SD at sub-audio bitrates over bandwidth-constrained mobile networks.

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