Announcing the agreement on the opening morning of TV Connect (April 26-28), the two companies said they plan to combine OTT/IPTV platform, HEVC Android set-top boxes, the Comigo Experience Intelligence Engine, and Keepixo’s Genova software suite for OTT/IPTV headends.
It emerged that the joint solution is already being deployed by a ‘major’ North American operator that is running 100 IPTV HD services in an OTT-like environment using HEVC.
“One of the key challenges that IPTV and OTT service providers face today is launching full multiscreen services with advanced capabilities ahead of the competition,” said Motty Lentzitzky, CEO at Comigo. “By partnering with Keepixo, we are reducing integration complexity and bringing to market an HEVC- and MPEG-DASH-supported solution, allowing service providers to dramatically speed up time to market and significantly reduce bandwidth costs.”
Comigo enables service providers to quickly deliver a wealth of contextual services such as data enrichment, personalisation, and advanced social and viewer engagement capabilities on every screen, including TV sets, smartphones, and tablets. At its core is Comigo’s Experience Intelligence Engine that connects Internet data to TV content in a contextual manner using advanced algorithms and big data technology.
“By working with Comigo, we are able to combine our high-quality video transcoding solutions and Comigo’s advanced TV platform,” said Jerome Blanc, COO at Keepixo. “We are proud of this collaboration, which brings OTT service providers an end-to-end, easy-to-deploy OTT platform with an exciting and feature-rich user experience.”
A demonstration will be available at TV Connect on the Comigo stand 71 and Keepixo stand 73.