SKY Perfect JSAT Launches TV Everywhere Service in Japan Powered by Envivio

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012
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Japan’s Leading Satellite DTH Operator Adds Over-the-Top Video Delivery to Connected TVs, Tablets and Smartphones

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Envivio (Nasdaq:ENVI), a leading provider of live and on-demand multi-screen IP video processing and delivery solutions, today announced that SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation (Tokyo: 9412) of Japan has deployed Envivio 4Caster™ Gen III encoders powered by Envivio Muse™ software, for the SKY PerfecTV! On-Demand video service. SKY Perfect is Japan’s largest direct-to-home (DTH) satellite service provider with more than 3.7 million subscribers, and launched the “Buy Once, Watch Anywhere” service in December 2011.

The new over-the-top (OTT) service allows subscribers to view live and on-demand content, including sports, movies and TV programming, on IP-connected devices including TVs, PCs, tablets and smartphones. Envivio 4Caster™ encoders perform formatting, transcoding and packaging in Apple® HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) and Microsoft HTTP Smooth Streaming (HSS) formats for multi-screen viewing. SKY Perfect also implemented the Envivio 4Manager™ network management system for comprehensive monitoring and control of the Envivio converged headend.

“Envivio offered a high quality solution for TV anywhere with high reliability and an advanced feature set to support all of our needs,” said Masahiko Aoki, Acting General Manager, Engineering & Operations Group of SKY Perfect JSAT. “We can now offer premium programming including J-League football, UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europe League matches that our viewers can enjoy anytime, anywhere, on any device.”

“SKY Perfect is one of the world’s top satellite platform providers, and their selection of Envivio Muse and 4Caster is a strong validation of the products’ strengths in live OTT and VOD service delivery,” said Julien Signes, Envivio’s president and CEO. “This innovative company is creating an excellent service offering for subscribers across Japan.”

Envivio partners involved with the deployment at SKY Perfect included ITOCHU Cable Systems Corp. in Japan.