Envivio deploys 4Caster encoders with Maxcom for VoD service

Video-over-IP delivery solutions provider Envivio is being deployed by integrated telecommunication services operator Maxcom to power a new live and on-demand over-the-top streaming service dubbed "Yuzu."

The Mexican telco is using Envivio's 4Caster C4 Gen encoders to power Yuzu, which offers 24 live channels and 1,300 on-demand assets to PCs, Macs, iPads and iPhones, with plans to nearly double the number of channels and video-on-demand assets by the end of this year.

Envivio, which over the past year has helped a slew of customers in Europe, including Belgacom, Orange France and Stofa Denmark, provides multi-screen TV services for its subscribers. The company said the deal with Maxcom is an example of how Envivio is helping service providers address changing customer viewing patterns.

"Yuzu subscribers can now enjoy premium content on mobile devices, and Maxcom can offer more advanced services while also having the ability to address future opportunities," said Julien Signès, Envivio's president and CEO. Envivio has about 250 customers in 57 countries.

Envivio's 1-RU 4Caster platform performs a variety of functions including: multi-profile encoding, transcoding, packaging, encryption and publishing within a single system that delivers broadcast-quality TV, HTTP streaming and 3GPP mobile video, according the company. The Envivio Muse software on the 4Caster platform allows Maxcom to add support for new devices and formats as it expand services.

Maxcom said the Envivio solution is enabling it to expand IPTV service to new geographic areas with OTT delivery, helping it to optimize its capex investment with "a future-ready architecture that can scale as the Yuzu service expands."

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