Spanish fibre operation Avatel’s recently launched OTT service is being run on a new joint solution that includes Viaccess-Orca’s Service Delivery Platform, Multi-DRM, and Secure Video Player; Ateme Encoding, Origin Packaging, Cloud DVR, and CDN; and Optiva Media Apps.
Avatel TV is offering 100 channels and boasts an on demand catalogue of more than 2,500 movies and TV series. Users can enjoy Avatel TV in their living room with a voice-controlled Android TV set-top box connected to the fibre network or watch their favourite program anywhere on their iOS/Android mobile device or laptop.
“Expanding to a triple-play offering with OTT gives us a significant competitive advantage in the marketplace, and we needed experienced technology providers by our side to ensure the success of our new service offering,” said Oriol Pedrals, Technology Director at Avatel. “Viaccess-Orca, Ateme, and Optiva Media provide us with a best-of-breed solution for video streaming, coupled with unparalleled expertise in the OTT environment. With VO’s lead on the integration, we enjoyed a smooth deployment and immediately began offering advanced features, such as personalization, to our subscribers.”
Avatel has deployed the end-to-end solution in an on-premises architecture. VO’s SDP empowers Avatel TV to deliver personalized content and increase viewer engagement. Using VO’s Multi-DRM and Secure Video Player, the operator can deliver premium live and VOD content with the highest content protection on any device.
Ateme is bringing the best quality of experience with its complete end-to-end solution. Avatel TV ensures an outstanding user experience on every screen with Optiva Media’s multiscreen apps.
“The OTT environment can be complex for service providers, and we’re excited to team up with Ateme and Optiva Media to offer a solution for video streaming in a single package,” said Arnaud Alvarez, Executive Vice President, Global Sales at Viaccess-Orca. “Due to COVID restrictions, we worked remotely with Avatel and our partner teams throughout the entire deployment process ?— from the point of OTT service kickoff to delivery. Thanks to tightknit collaboration and the world-class, end-to-end OTT solution, this project was a resounding success.”
Avatel has grown rapidly since its launch in 2012 and has now made 110 acquisitions in two years, consolidating the market into 400,000 fibre optic customers.