Sky will deploy the Cisco VideoGuard Everywhere security solution to support the advanced services found in the Sky Q package including broadcast, streaming and downloading of video to a range of screens.
“Sky Q will reinvent how our customers watch TV, allowing them to access their favorite shows across multiple screens, in and out of the home,” said Andrew Olson, director of New Products, Sky. “We needed a proven technology partner who could work with us to help bring the vision of Sky Q to life. After many years of creating leading TV experiences together, Cisco was the obvious choice.”
“Our work with Sky on this project spans the full spectrum of Cisco video solutions,” said Yves Padrines, vice president, Global Service Provider, Cisco EMEAR. “Together we are supporting video delivery, content sharing, device compatibility and rights management to create the one-of-a-kind Sky Q.”
Cisco is also providing a suite of headend components for the service, along with dedicated middleware for the set-top boxes.