Gabriel Miramar-Garcia | 18-09-2013
Octoshape, which provides cloud-based over-the-top (OTT) HD video acceleration technology, and Latin American broadband infrastructure provider Silica Networks have announced a partnership to roll out video distribution and contribution services across Latin America for major broadcasters and cable companies in the region.
Under the partnership, Silica Networks and Octoshape will deploy a fully managed OTT platform that leverages the Octoshape suite of multicast-enabled video acceleration and distribution technologies in managed facilities across Argentina, Brazil and Chile.
"As our mutual clients are moving swiftly into OTT video delivery, partnering with one of the leading IP infrastructure providers was an obvious choice," said Michael Koehn Milland, CEO of Octoshape. "Our joint platform will not only facilitate a true TV platform for distribution, but will also provide an end-to-end system for broadcasters that want to ingest, distribute and contribute content over broadband."
At the same time, Sersat, a Silica sister company, will expand the satellite content services it offers to include Octoshape-powered, IP based TV contribution services using Silica fibre optic infrastructure locally and Octoshape's cloud services network to enable TV contribution globally.
"We think that Octoshape is the most advanced, state-of-the-art technology to bring TV quality over Internet," said Horacio Martinez, CEO of Silica/Sersat parent Datco Group. "We are overwhelmed by the possibilities that this technology enables, and are very enthusiastic about the potential that we will unlock to our customers in Latin America. Media, corporate customers and ISPs will have a positive change in their business models and will be able to expand their client base by offering new services to new customers across new geographies."