Sky New Zealand Advances Multiscreen TV Experiences With Cisco Infinite Video Platform
AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS (Marketwired) 09/14/17 IBC -Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO)Sky New Zealand, a leader in the New Zealand payTV market, istransforming its Pay TV operations with the Cisco(R) Infinite VideoPlatform. Taking its entertainment service to new levels, Sky willintroduce multiscreen TV experiences that will reach its New Zealandsubscribers via their phones, tablets and Internet connected set-topboxes/receivers. On the horizon is the introduction of a Hybrid PVR solution with KaonHybrid DVR set-top boxes and Video-on-Demand over IP, extending toiOS and Android personal consumer devices. This will be the beginningof a multi-phase technology transformation project that enables Skyto utilize cloud technologies for the network operations and videodelivery side, as well as the consumer side with new services likemultiscreen Cloud DVR.'The New Zealand Pay TV market is witnessing a lot of differentplayers introducing multiscreen and OTT services, while a largepopulation is still watching TV via satellite dishes,' said JulianWheeler, chief products & technology officer, Sky New Zealand. 'Withour existing leadership position, Sky is uniquely positioned to bringthese two segments together and offer a seamless experience thatbrings the best of the broadcast & IP world, and takes the TVexperience to a whole new level. Cisco's cloud-based SaaS deliverymodel combining broadcast and IP offered us the speed we needed toget new services to market.''While the bulk of the premium video today is over broadcastnetworks, the world is rapidly moving toward a new normal, where thefuture of video will be the IP network,' said Conrad Clemson, seniorvice president and general manager, Service Provider Platforms andApplications, Cisco. 'With the Infinite Video Platform, our vision isto make IP video match and exceed broadcast quality and reliability.Sky joins a growing global community of customers who are movingalong with this vision.' Cisco is building the simplified, automated, and virtualized networkplatform of the future based on industry-leading software, systems,silicon, and services. This enables service providers and media andweb companies worldwide to reduce costs, speed time to market, helpsecure their networks, and sustain profitable growth. Supporting Resources About Sky New Zealand Cisco Infinite Video Platform For Cisco news and activities at IBC, follow us on Twitter @CiscoSPVideo #CiscoIBC and our SP 360 Blog Follow us on our LinkedIn pageRSS feed for Cisco: http://newsroom.cisco.com/rss-feeds About Sky New ZealandSky Network Television Limited (branded as SKY) is the largestsatellite Pay TV provider in New Zealand. The industry leadingservice is capable of reaching TV Viewers across New Zealand fromCape Reinga to the Bluff. Learn more at www.sky.co.nz About CiscoCisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) is the worldwide technology leader that has beenmaking the Internet work since 1984. Our people, products, andpartners help society securely connect and seize tomorrow's digitalopportunity today. Discover more at newsroom.cisco.com and follow uson Twitter at @Cisco.Cisco and the Cisco logo are trademarks or registered trademarks ofCisco and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and other countries. Alisting of Cisco's trademarks can be found atwww.cisco.com/go/trademarks. Third-party trademarks mentioned are theproperty of their respective owners. The use of the word partner doesnot imply a partnership relationship between Cisco and any othercompany.
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