Boxer TV to launch multiscreen service

May 14, 2014 09.01 Europe/London By Robert Briel

Boxer Robert with CardsBoxer TV, a Swedish pay-TV operator owned by the Teracom Group, has selected Viaccess-Orca end-to-end TV Everywhere solution to extend its DTT and on-demand service offering into the multiscreen environment.

Using a combination of Viaccess-Orca’s Connected Sentinel digital rights management (DRM) and Prime Sentinel smart card-based conditional access system (CAS), RiGHTv service delivery platform, and Compass content discovery platform, Boxer TV will be able to deliver more than 60 channels of live TV as well as personalized subscription VOD (SVOD) and catch-up TV content to a wide range of mobile devices throughout Sweden and Denmark.

Boxer TV’s new multiscreen service is expected to launch in fall 2014 and will initially support iOS and Android-based smartphones and tablets.

“Viaccess-Orca has been our trusted technology partner for many years,” said Roland Svensson, vice president product, Teracom Boxer Group.

“By providing us with a unified solution for multiscreen — encompassing content protection, interactivity and delivery, discovery, and personalization — Viaccess-Orca will allow us to provide a consistent television experience to more than one million subscribers in Sweden and Denmark, anytime, anywhere, and on any screen.”

The TV Everywhere solution at Boxer TV will rely on Viaccess-Orca’s cloud-based Connected Sentinel DRM platform, providing best-in-class security for any device and supporting a variety of business models to increase revenue streams. Leveraging adaptive streaming protocols such as MPEG-DASH, Microsoft Smooth Streaming, and HLS (HTTP Live streaming), Connected Sentinel will enable Boxer TV to deliver the optimal video quality to subscribers while taking into account varying network conditions and device types.

“VO is proud, through its TV Everywhere solution, to enable Boxer TV to fully embrace the dramatic changes in how people consume content and their need to be fully engaged in the TV experience,” said François Moreau de Saint Martin, CEO of Viaccess-Orca.