Mexico's Totalplay taps Envivio encoders for IPTV

Mexican IPTV and cable provider Totalplay Telecomunicaciones SA has deployed Envivio Muse encoders for its live and on-demand video services.
Totalplay, a subsidiary of Grupo Salinas, was looking to extend its channel line-up and improve video quality while reducing the space requirements in its headends. The software-based Muse encoders on the Envivio 4Caster Gen III platform offered a flexible solution with outstanding quality, density and reliability, the company said.
"We deliver more than 200 SD and 50 HD channels, and it is critical that we offer our subscribers the best possible quality while also managing our infrastructure and management costs," said Eduardo Kuri, CEO of Totalplay. "Envivio provided a robust video processing solution for our TV offering, both for live and on-demand services."
Muse is Envivio's software-based encoding solution, tailored to real-time broadcast applications, including IPTV, cable, satellite, Internet and mobile. Video services in any format and resolution are supported, as well as advanced applications such as advertisement insertion and content protection for personal devices.
"Our solutions are designed to offer the adaptability operators require, whether delivering high definition on a big-screen TV or adaptive bit-rate video on a tablet or smartphone," said Julien Signès, Envivio's president and CEO. "With this new deployment, Totalplay enhanced its video service for viewers in Mexico and can easily add new services over time as well."