Global Takeoff takes a PaaS at four-screen video delivery; Cablevision puts nine on one

Global Takeoff, a self-described "leading global provider of converted digital entertainment and advertising solutions" has introduced a converted over-the-top service to deliver live TV and VoD over four screens.

Called YuppTV, the Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) product is a turnkey, Internet-based option for video content providers and operators, including "broadcasters, telecom and mobile operators" who can deliver the same content over TVs, PCs, smartphones and other Internet-enabled devices "without investing in multiple technologies," the company said.

Cablevision Systems (NYSE: CVC) has taken the idea of multiple screens and turned it around. The MSO plans to launch what it calls personalized iO TV Quick Views, allowing digital subscribers to create up to 20 mosaics that each display up to nine of their favorite TV channels.

Once a channel is created, customers can see what's on at the moment and in the future, Cablevision said in a news release. Additionally, users can program DVR recordings from the mosaic channels or use the service as a custom channel guide with an entire day's programming from favorite channels.

For more:
- see this Global Takeoff news release
- and this news release

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