Waoo! Selects RGB Networks' Video Multiprocessing Gateway and TransAct Packager for Delivery of Over-the-Top Video ServiceTuesday, August 30th, 2011
Leading Danish Provider Rolls Out Dozens of OTT Channels Utilizing RGB’s Award-Winning Solution
AARHUS, DENMARK and SUNNYVALE, CA — RGB Networks, the leading provider of scalable multiscreen IP video delivery solutions, today announced that Waoo!, a Danish broadband provider delivering fiber-based network services to nearly 200,000 households, has selected and deployed RGB’s Video Multiprocessing Gateway (VMG™) and TransAct Packager, to provide a complete transcoding and packaging solution for its new over-the-top (OTT) video service.
Waoo!’s June 2011 launch of its OTT capabilities, the organization’s first web TV service, further establishes the operator’s leading position in the Danish TV service market. Waoo! is utilizing RGB’s award-winning VMG and TransAct Packager to roll out 36 channels streaming Microsoft Smooth Streaming adaptive format to PC-based consumers, adding to its existing TV service of 190 TV channels, with plans to extend the service to 50 channels with four adaptive profiles for each channel. Selected for its scalability, as well as its high-capacity, redundant carrier-class architecture, the VMG will give Waoo!’s OTT video service high availability, as well as provide Waoo! with a future-proof solution enabling flexible, open-ended growth.
“Not only does RGB’s technology perfectly meet our needs, it also adds value to our long-term business strategy and facilitates our rapid expansion,” said Aage Kudsk, Chief Technology Officer at Waoo!. “It’s clear to us that OTT services are the future of video delivery, and we wanted a solution that could implement our vision to provide cutting-edge TV services to our customers. Upon careful review and testing we chose RGB for its flexible, high-quality video processing platform, which can be scaled up over time to meet customer demand. With the entire deployment, from equipment delivery to live roll out, taking less than one month, we couldn’t be more satisfied with RGB’s solution and service.”
Working alongside the VMG, RGB’s TransAct Packager delivers advanced adaptive streaming capabilities, providing Waoo!’s customers with seamless video delivery by enabling the segmentation of video into chunks that are reliably delivered using HTTP.
“We are very pleased to have helped facilitate Waoo!’s successful launch of its new OTT video service,” said Ramin Farassat, Vice President, Product Marketing and Business Development for RGB Networks. “Waoo!’s business model, like that of any service provider, depends on meeting the needs of its customers today while planning for future growth — our VMG/Packager transcoding and segmentation solution addresses both of these requirements. As more and more providers around the globe are deploying our unique technology, they are experiencing similar results — satisfied end users and an improved bottom line.”