BH Telecom Selects Envivio IPTV Headend for New IPTV Service

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009
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Envivio IPTV Headend and Smart Com Interactivity Power 60-Channels of Live and On Demand TV

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — TelcoTV 2009 — BH Telecom, the leading telecommunications operator in Bosnia and Herzegovina, has begun the rollout of its new “Moja TV” IPTV service using a complete IPTV headend from Envivio. Built by systems integrator and middleware vendor Smart Com, the deployment enables BH Telecom to offer a full suite of live and on-demand channels complete with electronic program guide, PVR and other interactive features to its more than 2 million subscribers.

The Envivio IPTV headend includes the 4Caster C4 high quality, three screens encoder/transcoder paired with 4Stream IP Gateways and comprehensive monitoring and redundancy protection from the 4Manager management system. It provides an efficient, all-digital, IP-based signal flow that can directly ingest channels from any source and deliver the highest quality video at low bit rates that enable the service to optimize its reach and channel count.

Smart Com provided complete integration services for the BH Telecom installation, including BeeSmart middleware to enable converged multimedia services such as electronic program guides, video on demand, web browsing and mail.

Nedim Dzaferovic, Deputy Director ID BH Line, said, “We identified two primary factors that we believe will contribute to subscriber interest in Moja TV, variety of content and quality of experience. The well-managed, redundant headend from Envivio provides the reliability and video quality subscribers expect from us, at bit rates that ensure we can extend our reach to the most subscribers possible. Smart Com’s expertise enabled the entire project to be completed efficiently while delivering a world-class feature set to provide subscribers with control over their viewing.”

4Caster C4 from Envivio combines the performance of the latest generation Intel multi-core processors with advanced video compression codecs developed by Envivio. A flexible software architecture allows Envivio to make continual quality enhancements and feature additions. The high availability IPTV platform delivers 99.999% uptime and unshakeable performance with fully redundant signal routing and power management. Fault tolerance throughout the headend is increased by redundant components administered via the Envivio 4Manager headend management system which provides automatic 1+1 or N+1 redundancy protection and high level service supervision. The 4Caster C4 encoder/transcoder can be extended to support distribution to mobile and broadband devices.