SyncTV Accelerates Momentum in OTT Video Market with Tenth Customer Launch this Year

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011 

SyncTV platform to be demonstrated at IBC in Amsterdam, September 8 – 13 with Harmonic, Inc.; See SyncTV at Harmonic’s booth in Hall 1, Stand B20 or at the SyncTV Suite MR3 in Hall 13 in the Connected TV Pavilion

SUNNYVALE, Calif. & AMSTERDAM — IBC 2011 — SyncTV, the leader in delivering television services to the largest set of Internet-connected TVs, mobile devices, and other media-enabled devices, today announced that it has reached a significant achievement of 10 live customer deployments for this year alone, with several more major deployments such as M6 in France (Part of RTL Group) scheduled to go live by year-end. Customers that have launched over-the-top (OTT) video services on the SyncTV platform so far this year include: PictureBox by NBC Universal; Bollywood Nirvana; African Movie Channel; Aimflicks; The Concert Channel; Dream Link Entertainment; Jaroo; Kidlet; Oasis TV; and Wieder.TV.

“The current industry dynamic is creating strong demand for SyncTV services, which help content providers of all sizes in their shift to the increasingly prevalent digital channels by providing a convenient, end-to-end turnkey platform for media distribution,” said Alexander Garcia-Tobar, CEO of SyncTV. “The global market momentum that we’re experiencing is evidence that more people are making the shift to consume media content through IP-based avenues like Internet-connected, media-enabled devices. With proven transcoding and encoding, content protection, monetization, user management, device compatibility and other functionalities, SyncTV is poised to help customers support and satisfy the rapidly evolving OTT market.”

SyncTV’s industry-leading media distribution platform allows content providers to easily reach millions of viewers through multiple digital channels including iPhones, iPads, Android-devices, Roku and Boxee streaming media players, Internet-connected TVs from leading consumer electronics companies like Samsung, Philips, VIZIO, LG, and more. SyncTV creates custom-branded channels via device applications that are centrally managed by customers through a robust web-based user interface.

SyncTV will be at the International Broadcasting Convention in Amsterdam on September 8 – 13, 2011. Visit SyncTV for a demonstration and learn about the company’s global deployments at Harmonic’s booth in Hall 1, Stand B20 or at the SyncTV Suite MR3 in Hall 13 in the Connected TV Pavilion. This technology demonstration serves as SyncTV’s foundation for the upcoming MPEG-DASH specification.

“With the strong market momentum of new consumers viewing streaming content on media-enabled devices, the relationship between Harmonic and SyncTV is timely to maximize our service offerings and reach more audiences worldwide,” said Thierry Fautier, senior director of convergence solutions at Harmonic, Inc. “SyncTV and Harmonic will provide a live demonstration of video-on-demand media from multiple content partners on leading connected TVs and mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.”