VOLIA taps Envivio to deliver new OTT services

Joseph O'Halloran | 16-07-2013

In the latest of a series of multiscreen announcements, leading Ukrainian pay-TV operator VOLIA has launched new over-the-top (OTT) online TV services.

The operator began its big play in March when it launched the VOLIA Smart HD network to serve more than 1.5 million customers across its footprint of over 29 cities.By launching services off-net, VOLIA said at the time that it could increase significantly its service footprint and will give the opportunity to all Ukrainian broadband users to enjoy linear standard and HD channels, plus offer enhanced features such as online video and video-on-demand (VOD) services like YouTube.
In this latest deployment, VOLIA selected Envivio Muse transcoders to help it address the requirements of existing customers viewing content on mobile devices, as well as to provide services outside its footprint.
Designed for cable, satellite, managed or unmanaged IP-based services, Muse compresses TV signals to a number of formats or resolutions including MPEG-2, H.264 and HEVC (H.265). It also supports advanced functionalities.
“We chose the Envivio Muse encoders to power the VOLIA Smart HD service because Envivio offered outstanding video quality and a flexible architecture based on software,” explainedAlexander Hnyduik, CTO of VOLIA. “This flexibility is important as we integrate our pay-TV and OTT platforms and serve a larger number of viewers around the country who want to enjoy a more personalised, anytime, anywhere TV experience.”