QuickPlay launches Network PVR solution for multiscreen TV

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013
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QuickPlay Launches Network PVR Solution for Multiscreen Recording and Playback of Live TV

  • Provides advanced digital video recording features for video service providers to extend DVR-like capabilities to multiscreen services

TORONTO — IBC2013 — QuickPlay Media, the leading provider of cloud-based managed service solutions for the distribution of premium media to IP-connected devices, today announced its Network PVR (nPVR) solution which enables recording and playback of Live TV content on OTT devices such as mobile phones, tablets, PCs, connected TVs and gaming consoles. nPVR enables cable operators and multiscreen service providers to launch new Live TV services or augment their TV Everywhere offerings with advanced features when used in conjunction with QuickPlay’s Live TV managed service.

With nPVR, Live TV content is recorded and indexed for a configurable period of time in a cloud-based “playback buffer.” As a result, consumers are able to pause and record Live TV, scrub back and forth during playback to time shift their viewing, and start playback at the beginning of their show automatically, regardless of what time they tune in. Users can also catch up with shows using the backwards electronic program guide. These features not only improve user experience and engagement, but also reduce the costs of hard drives and physical set-top boxes for customers when deployed by their multiscreen service provider.

In the competitive pay TV market, nPVR enables cable operators and multiscreen services providers to offer on demand content for hundreds of Live channels with quick and easy support for new devices, networks and features requiring limited if any in-house development resources. nPVR can help service providers to govern and enforce publication rights and business rules without having to engage and pay VOD rights holders. nPVR also manages Live content acquisition, transcoding, packaging, protection, storage and delivery. It can be deployed as a managed service or on-site, and boasts a 99.95 to 99.99 percent uptime.

“As consumers increasingly adopt and engage with multiscreen services, they come to expect the same features they get through a traditional TV experience on set-top boxes,” said Charlotte Burke, Chief Marketing Officer at QuickPlay. “Multiscreen service providers must improve the user experience in order to meet consumer expectations and nPVR provides a unique set of features that can help give them an advantageous edge in this fast-maturing market.”

QuickPlay will be exhibiting in the IBC Connected Hall (hall 14) on stand 14.381 and demonstrating nPVR along with the latest capabilities in seamless multiscreen television delivery in the Connected Hall demo area on Sunday 15th September at 1.30pm CET.

More information on QuickPlay’s activities at IBC is available here. If you are interested in meeting with QuickPlay at IBC, please contact quickplay@libertycomms.com.