Stofa selects VisualOn QoS for multiscreen OTT

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016
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Stofa Selects VisualOn to Manage and Deliver High-Quality Service for Its Over-the-Top (OTT) Deployments Across Multiple Platforms

  • VisualOn’s OnStream® Analytics is now integrated into Stofa’s WebTV app to provide enhanced management for HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) for PC/Mac, iOS, and Android

SAN JOSE, Calif., — VisualOn, Inc., a multimedia software company that enables scalable, cross-platform media playback for global streaming media brands, today announced Stofa has selected the company to provide its WebTV OTT Player with the ability to manage QOS on end-point devices using its VisualOn OnStream® Analytics software. Stofa, the second largest cable TV and triple play operator in Denmark, and a subsidiary of the country’s third largest energy supplier, SE, provides a broad selection of television and pay-TV offerings, high-speed broadband, and telephone services to its customers. Some 475,000 households are connected to its IP backbone out of 600,000 customer homes. The two companies have been working together since December 2014 when Stofa selected VisualOn to power its streaming media application, WebTV. Since then, Stofa has continued to expand on the service by adding more platforms and offerings.

“Stofa has been a frontrunner in Europe, always taking an innovative approach to new services starting with its launch of multiscreen solutions back in 2010,” said Thomas Helbo, CTO of Stofa. “Being a customer-oriented CTO I have driven product development of popular services for many years. Managing quality of service for the end users is important to us. VisualOn’s OnStream® Analytics proved to be a critical tool that we adopted as part of our workflow after careful evaluation. We reviewed the product and were able to easily integrate it into our flow. In addition, the VisualOn team gave us very strong support.”

The WebTV OTT Player enables Stofa’s cable users to view a complete mirror of channels and interactive possibilities of the STB solution, both in and outside of the home. By extending VisualOn’s OnStream® Analytics, Stofa can access in-depth information on the player’s performance and viewing experience. The information not only helps to identify problems with the device but also with the CDN, enabling Stofa to take proactive measures by performing device calibration and directly addressing problems in the CDN to improve customer satisfaction. Stofa’s customers can now enjoy high-quality, live TV streams and recorded shows on all connected Web, iOS, and Android devices, anywhere and at any time. VisualOn is a market-proven multimedia software company, constantly ranked as one of the top 100 companies that matter the most in online video as declared by Streaming Media Magazine.

“Enabling our customers to manage their deployments is important because consumers expect a high-quality viewing experience no matter where they are,” said Andy Lin, CEO of VisualOn. “We are thrilled that Stofa has selected VisualOn to bring their subscribers’ digital content to life. As global experts in scalable solutions for cross-platform streaming media playback, we’re well-positioned to help Stofa manage the quality of its streaming services by using OnStream® Analytics.”