Dish Mexico selects Octoshape for multiscreen OTT streaming

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015
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Pay TV Operator Dish Mexico Selects Octoshape for Multiscreen OTT Streaming Services

  • Dish Mexico relies on Octoshape for end-to-end media services from contribution to distribution

PHOENIX — Subscription-based direct broadcast satellite service provider Dish Mexico announced today that they selected Octoshape, an industry leader in cloud-based streaming technology, for the expansion of Dish content across broadband multiscreen devices within Mexico.

With a line-up of at least 30 over-the-air and public channels, Dish Mexico is the first broadcaster in Mexico to offer live and on-demand, multiscreen broadcast services over the Internet. Dish Mexico will leverage Octoshape’s patented Infinite HD-M™ stream acceleration technologies for both live and on-demand streaming for a full bouquet of content including sports, cultural, ethnic and arts channels. The technology has been selected to achieve a consistent, high-quality video playback across any device for a differentiated service targeted at existing and new subscribers.

“In order to reach top customer satisfaction, we work with our tier one content providers to position their content in the best way possible to our subscriber base,” said Carlos Miranda Matzumoto, Chief Technology Officer of Dish Mexico. “After an extensive technology review whereby we assessed every technology available, we concluded that Octoshape was able to consistently meet all of the requirements we had for quality, user-interface and predictable flat-rate pricing models.”

Octoshape’s extensive solution set includes IP contribution and distribution services of more than 30 live channels to multiscreen devices coupled with content authentication, DVR functionality per stream, geo-blocking and other key services.

“When Dish Mexico approached us, it was clear they had set out to raise the bar in the industry of what ‘quality’ should mean to their end-users,” said Michael Koehn, CEO of Octoshape. “This partnership is yet another great example of how Pay TV operators are adapting to the changing broadcasting industry where high-quality, multiscreen delivery is rapidly becoming a key element to expansion strategies.”

As a result of integration with Octoshape’s patented Infinite HD-M™ stream acceleration technologies for OTT IPTV, Dish Mexico is able to make select content programming available to any device. The high-quality video playback attracts both existing broadcast and new OTT subscribers. Octoshape’s broadcast solution includes cloud distribution and IP contribution services for delivery to multiscreen devices coupled with content authentication for secure content delivery and time shift functionality, as well as certain geographical restrictions for content access.

Streaming media innovator Octoshape provides a differentiated platform that enables the evolution of Broadcast TV to global, cloud-based Broadband TV. The patented stream acceleration system combined with the suite of multicast technologies offer TV quality and a cost-effective commercial model for operators, OTT IPTV service providers and premium content owners enabling them with the ability to reach millions of device-connected subscribers worldwide. Leading broadcasters and direct broadcast satellite service providers around the world are relying on Octoshape to deliver their content over IP Networks.