Hosted infrastructure to eliminate capex, reduce opex and accelerate time to market for multiscreen solutions
WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 4, 2015 – ACA Summit Booth #3 – Edgeware, the technology leader in distributed video delivery, and CSI Digital, a MidAtlantic Broadband company, today announced their partnership to provide a set of hosted solutions for cable and telco operators who are seeking to upgrade to modern IP delivery of live TV and video on demand (VOD) services for a true multiscreen offering. The joint offering is the first to provide independent operators with a customizable and highly scalable hosted IP multiscreen solution for both live TV and VOD to fit the specific needs of customers while significantly cutting costs and time to market.
While independent operators look to deliver advanced TV services to their subscribers and remain competitive, they often don’t have the resources and engineering expertise to build their own IP infrastructure. Coupled with the fast-changing regulatory environment, independent operators also need to minimize regulatory risk while enhancing network flexibility. This partnership was formed specifically to support independent operators, reducing capex and offloading much of the overhead of an IP multiplatform infrastructure buildout. The solution is based on Edgeware’s Video Consolidation Platform (VCP), the award-winning and internationally proven IP video delivery system, hosted by CSI Digital.
CSI Digital enhances the foundation solution by offering a suite of products and services – customized to the unique needs of each service provider. Options include IP set-top boxes, operator UI development, integrated DRM and encryption, content ingest and access to local and regional content packages, billing and back office integration.
“By teaming up with Edgeware, we’re giving operators a comprehensive set of hosted solutions that will enable them to upgrade to IP and provide high-quality multiscreen solutions,” said Lu Bolden, senior vice president of CSI Digital. “Our customers are our top priority. With Edgeware, we are able to offer services tailored to their specific needs and provide everything from basic services to a full suite of features including but not limited to, hosted encryption, middleware and billing services, centralized EAS and 24×7 enterprise management.”
“Edgeware’s focus is to provide operators with a means to remain competitive in today’s rapidly evolving video landscape, regardless of their size,” said Joachim Roos, CEO at Edgeware. “We partnered with CSI to provide the first solution that caters to independent operators’ unique needs, providing them with the quality of service they need and enables them to pay as they grow.”
About CSI Digital
CSI Digital’s wholesale IPTV video package allows service providers a simple, quick and cost effective method of upgrading their existing video plant and/or realizing a rapid, more effective way to enter new markets. CSI Digital provides customers with quicker start-up and lower capital costs compared to self-developed solutions. CSI Digital leverages a worldwide backbone infrastructure, content, hardware and software licensing relationships to provide wholesale video. The content is competitive and robust in terms of channel line-up and choices, as well as profitable due to pricing advantages across CSI Digital’s customer base.
Edgeware is the leader in video delivery networks, designed to allow operators to monetize video services such as TV Everywhere (TVE), video on demand (VOD), network-based catchup TV and Digital Video Recording (nDVR) and wholesale Content Delivery Networking (CDN). Edgeware’s Video Consolidation Platform (VCP) provides the video origination and delivery systems needed to offer compelling services across managed and unmanaged networks and to reach any screen, at any time, with any content. Edgeware is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, with offices worldwide.