Octoshape teams up with Inviso

Iñaki Ferreras | 26-10-2012

Streaming media firm Octoshape has announced a partnership with Inviso, an international provider of broadcast, telco and cable video solutions, to deliver online TV services throughout Latin America.

Octoshape offers a cloud-based solution that provides an infrastructure for the distribution of both linear and video on demand content. The Octoshape Infinite Uplink service provides point-to-point distribution of TV signals over the Internet for source signal acquisition to traditional IPTV and cable head ends as an alternative to traditional methods like satellite and video fibre.

Inviso will also have access to Octoshape’s Infinite HD-M solution which is designed to bring the scale, quality and economics of traditional broadcast TV to broadband TV. Operators that are part of the Infinite HD-M federated global network receive signals via native IP multicast over broadband in a way that says Octoshape allows them to manage large volumes of traffic without upgrading their Internet capacity or their network infrastructure.

Explaining the rationale for the partnership, Jose Luis Reyes, Vice President for Sales and Operations, Inviso, said: "We seek the most innovative and high quality products to serve our customers through the brands we represent…In the case of Octoshape, we found a company and a product that bring these qualities to our supply chain, sales and service. Customers throughout Latin America have demonstrated incredible interest in this new offering.

“The partnership with Inviso, who brings extensive experience and high market penetration in Latin America with broadcasters, telcos, and operators, further underscores our commitment to the Latin American region,” added Michael Koehn Milland, CEO Octoshape. “Inviso’s strong focus on both telco and broadcaster headend’s will enable a new market segment for Octoshape in the region.”