CSTV selects Octoshape to power OTT service for Samsung devices

Monday, August 18th, 2014
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CSTV Selects Octoshape to Power OTT IPTV Services for Samsung Devices

  • More than 50 live and on-demand channels of specialized content to be delivered from the cloud to Samsung 4G-LTE mobile phones

PHOENIX — Octoshape, an industry leader in cloud-based, over-the-top (OTT) stream acceleration and contribution technologies for broadcasters, enterprises and carriers, announced today that Chinese Satellite TV Communications Group (CSTV), a Chinese-based content provider focused on the 24/7 delivery of news, entertainment, sports and more, has selected Octoshape to power “FainTV,” the company’s new high definition mobile video streaming service. In cooperation with Samsung Galaxy, the Octoshape-powered OTT cloud service, which includes access to the largest video library for mobile viewers in Taiwan, will deliver 50 channels of diverse HD quality content to thousands of broadband-connected devices. Initially available in Taiwan, the rollout will soon be expanded to Hong Kong and Mainland China.

“Due to the rapidly growing mobile consumer base in China, CSTV decided to make its library of content available via an integrated Samsung mobile app,” said Kevin Wang, Vice President, CSTV. “With multiscreen delivery provided by FainTV and powered by Octoshape, Samsung Galaxy users in Taiwan now have more viewing choices delivered to them at the fastest speeds and with the highest levels of quality available today. The service will be available in China very soon. ”

Infinite HD-MTM provides stream acceleration technologies for linear, live and on-demand video content. The technology provides a consistent, high quality video playback experience via unmanaged last mile networks and across any device. Octoshape’s cloud platform is deployed globally and establishes the most efficient IP-based linear content distribution platform in the world.

“We are pleased to support CSTV with the launch of FainTV,” said Michael Koehn Milland, CEO of Octoshape. “Octoshape’s OTT broadcast solutions are empowering companies around the world to expand their consumer reach. We look forward to seeing FainTV become the next standard in delivering high quality, mobile OTT entertainment content.”