Unified Video Technologies Teams with Akamai and thePlatform for uVOD
White-label VOD-as-a-service allows companies to launch video-on-demand (VOD)
for subscribers quickly and without capital investment
MIAMI -- September 16, 2013
Unified Video Technologies (UNIV), specialists in developing, integrating and
operating complete high-performance media and broadcast ecosystems for
broadcasters and enterprises, has teamed with Akamai® Technologies, Inc.
(NASDAQ: AKAM) and thePlatform, the leading white-label video publishing
company, for its recently-introduced uVOD solution.
The innovative white-label, VOD-as-a-service solution helps telcos, cable
system operators (MSOs) and internet service providers (ISPs) of all sizes
quickly launch state-of-the-art, branded VOD services for over-the-top (OTT)
delivery. Based on proprietary technology developed by UNIV, uVOD enables
subscribers to stream and watch the content they choose on any screen or
device at their leisure.
UNIV relies on Akamai, the leading cloud platform for helping enterprises
provide secure, high-performing user experiences on any device, to ensure that
uVOD delivers content to all subscriber screens securely and at top quality.
In conjunction with thePlatform’s mpx system, UNIV provides the back-end video
publishing system to ingest, manage and distribute live and on-demand videos
to customer websites, third-party sites, smartphones, tablets, and other
devices. As a result, uVOD enables a variety of business models, including
built-in ad policy management, comprehensive syndication capabilities, and
support for ecommerce or storefronts.
The uVOD solution is designed for operators who cannot — or choose not to —
invest extensive capital in costly and complex VOD infrastructure, but risk
losing subscribers who view the service as essential. The service can be
operational in a fraction of the time required to design and integrate
in-house systems. uVOD is available world-wide as a technology-only service.
In Latin America only, it’s also available as a technology plus content
service that includes a library of classic and new release titles.
Chris Drake, VP of business development for thePlatform, said, “We are very
pleased to have been selected by UNIV to support their new white-label video
service. As part of our strategic OEM/reseller program, thePlatform is working
with market innovators like Unified Video Technologies to serve the broader
video market in new ways.”
“Akamai’s Sola Sphere cloud-based storage and delivery provides the global
reach and scalability that UNIV needs to deliver a consistently rich, reliable
and high-quality experience to online video subscribers,” said John Sconyers,
senior director, VAR sales and programs, Akamai. “The uVOD service also
leverages our Sola Vision workflow simplification services to offer a
compelling and efficient VOD-as-a-service model for telcos, ISPs and MSOs.”
“UNIV has sought out world class partners to ensure that uVOD is the solution
of choice for operators of all sizes. We have invested in creating excellent
technology with features including multi-lingual support, rich program
information, direct social networking and a full back office. Our
collaboration with Akamai and thePlatform ensures that customers can enjoy
affordable VOD services that are deployed in a fraction of the time of
on-premise solutions,” said Pablo Goldstein, CEO of UNIV.
Brian Galante, 207-494-8428
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