September 10, 2013 07.45 Europe/London By Robert Briel

British Sky Broadcasting Limited has contracted Agama Technologies to provide its DTV Monitoring Solution for TV service quality assurance.
“We wanted to provide deep content level monitoring on all streams leaving our broadcast centres. The initial demand was driven by the operational and support teams who requested a system that would provide the ability to have a very detailed technical view on the quality of our channels,” commented Vlad Korotkov, senior design engineer at Sky.
“There were two main factors in our selection of the Agama solution: a single end-to-end QoE and QoS monitoring system; and, software flexibility to allow for future expansion.”
Mikael Dahlgren (pictured), CEO at Agama Technologies, added: “It’s an honour to have been awarded the contract for supplying our renowned solution for video service quality monitoring and assurance to one of the world’s most highly ranked broadcasters. As a trusted service quality assurance partner, we look forward to working with the Sky team and providing the means for proactive management of both service quality and customer satisfaction.”
The Agama DTV Monitoring Solution is a solution for continuous and real-time monitoring and QA of the end-to-end video delivery chain. It provides full transparency of the service distribution from pixel level in the head-end to what is actually experienced by each individual viewer.
Agama is showcasing its complete solution for end-to-end video service assurance at IBC2013 in Amsterdam on September 13–17. For a live demonstration of cutting edge QA for IP, cable and OTT video services and to learn more about the Agama DTV Monitoring Solution, visit stand 4.A71.