AMSTERDAM--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Octoshape, an industry leader in cloud-based OTT HD video acceleration technology, and Silica Networks, a Datco Group company and leading broadband infrastructure provider across Latin America, today announced a partnership to roll out high quality video distribution and contribution services across Latin America.
“Our joint platform will not only facilitate a true TV platform for distribution, but will also provide an end-to-end system for broadcasters that want to ingest, distribute and contribute content over broadband.”
Under this partnership, Silica Networks and Octoshape will deploy a fully managed and highly scalable OTT Platform that leverages the Octoshape suite of multicast-enabled video acceleration and distribution technologies in managed facilities across Argentina, Brazil and Chile. This new platform will provide video contribution and distribution services to major broadcasters and cable companies in the region, utilizing Silica Network’s more than 6,000 km of fiber optics network.
The newly created service platform will focus on delivering the quality, scale and economics of broadcast TV across broadband networks. At the same time, Sersat, another Datco Group company, will expand the current satellite content services it offers to providers and aggregators to include Octoshape powered, IP based TV Contribution services using Silica Fiber Optic infrastructure locally and Octoshape’s cloud services network to enable TV contribution globally.
"We think that Octoshape is the most advanced, state of the art technology to bring TV quality over Internet,” said Horacio Martínez, CEO of Datco Group. “We are overwhelmed by the possibilities that this technology enables, and are very enthusiastic about the potential that we will unlock to our customers in Latin America. Media, corporate customers and ISP's will have a positive change in their business models and will be able to expand their client base by offering new services to new customers across new geographies.”
“Our relationship with Datco underscores our commitment to our clients in the Latin American region. As our mutual clients are moving swiftly into OTT video delivery, partnering with one of the leading IP infrastructure providers was an obvious choice,” said Michael Koehn Milland, CEO of Octoshape. “Our joint platform will not only facilitate a true TV platform for distribution, but will also provide an end-to-end system for broadcasters that want to ingest, distribute and contribute content over broadband.”
Octoshape’s technologies are adopted by some of the largest broadcasters and technology providers in the world, enabling them with TV Everywhere and OTT IPTV services at the highest possible quality. The video acceleration technologies outperform HTTP-based content delivery technologies on all marks including startup time, buffer time, quality and view time.
Streaming media innovator Octoshape provides the enabling technology required to bring TV quality, TV scale and TV economics to the public Internet. The company is writing the next chapter of content delivery for broadband IPTV services. The Octoshape approach is more scalable, flexible and affordable than traditional content delivery (CDN) schemes, while providing feature-rich, high-quality viewing to the largest of audiences. For more information visit www.octoshape.com.
About Silica Networks
Silica Networks is a DATCO Group Company that provides infrastructure, maintenance and transportation services through its Fiber Optic Network. The company has made steady progress in building and improving its network, which currently is about 6,000 km. Today it provides transport voice and data communications over SDH, MPLS and IP to more than 200 Telco's, Isp's and Cable Operator customers in Latin America. For more information visit: www.grupoDATCO.net.