J:Com launches multi-screen VOD service using Concurrent's MediaHawk VX

Louise Duffy | 23-08-2012

Japanese multiple system operator Jupiter Telecommunications (J:Com), has deployed Concurrent's MediaHawk VX unified content delivery solution to deliver multi-screen video-on-demand (VOD) services to mobile devices and PCs.

The new TV Everywhere service, branded "Xvie," allows J:Com subscribers to view "J:Com On Demand" video programming anywhere, anytime, on a range of IP connected consumer electronics devices, including iPads, iPhones and Android devices. The service allows programs to be started on one screen, paused, and continued on any other screen, enabling seamless video viewing on-the-go.

MediaHawk VX is designed to support delivery to any screen, over any network from a common software solution. J:Com also uses the MediaHawk platform to support traditional TV-VOD and time-shifted TV services for cable set-top boxes.

Hidetaka Haga, manager of Service Development for J:Com, said: "J:Com was interested in deploying a flexible, high performance HTTP delivery solution that could help us support next generation TV Everywhere services.

"Concurrent enabled us to easily expand our VOD services to connected devices using the same MediaHawk VX software platform we use to support our set-top box based customers. By extending our reach beyond the TV to a new array of video screens, we can tap into additional sources of revenue and enable our customers to take advantage of J:Com's video services in new ways."

Concurrent's president and CEO Dan Mondor added: "We are excited to be working closely with J:Com on their multi-screen initiatives and VOD service expansion. Concurrent's mission is to provide innovative and practical solutions that enable pay TV operators to generate new revenue by expanding their services to new screens. We believe J:Com's selection of the MediaHawk VX platform is an excellent showcase of our capabilities and expertise in delivering premium quality video to any screen, over any network."