Octoshape, Axel spin out multiscreen OTT IPTV platform

Iñaki Ferreras | 13-09-2012

With the aim of delivering a next generation platform for multiscreen broadband TV and VOD, a partnership has been created by Octoshape and Axel Technologies.

Octoshape a provider of cloud-based streaming technology, and Axel Technologies, a TV and video software specialist, will combine the user experience components of the Axel Fuugo application with the Octoshape Infinite HD-M broadband TV distribution network to create a next generation multiscreen video platform.

The partners will offer the product across iOS and Android smart devices, with a consistent user experience for TV Everywhere and over the top (OTT) IPTV initiatives.

Octoshape’s federated linear broadband TV ecosystem will continue to expand globally throughout 2012 in planned phases adding content contribution partners, Tier 1 broadband providers, connected television manufacturers and conditional access providers

“Combining the Axel and Octoshape innovations are a natural fit,” said Petri Kalske, CEO of Axel Technologies. “Our Fuugo streaming video platform provides a combination of high class usability, coherence with device variety, and a modular structure that makes customisation and modification very fast and easy.”

“We are thrilled to pair up with Axel on this initiative,” said Michael Koehn Milland, CEO of Octoshape. “It not only will please the consumers, but also provide relief to the last mile Internet providers for the vast amounts Internet traffic it will generate.”