Cisco has announced today that Tata Sky, one of the leading Direct-to-home (DTH) service providers in the country has deployed the Cisco’s Videoscape Video Everywhere solution. This is a thin-client user interface application that enables new multiscreen experiences beyond the set-top box. Tata Sky is the first platform in Asia to deploy this solution. Rolled out first on iOS and soon to be on Android platforms, this live streaming service can be enjoyed on many mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets such as iPads.
According to Cisco, the Videoscape Video Everywhere solution is a part of Cisco Videoscape Unity, a platform that delivers and monetises a new generation of compelling, differentiated video experiences, which are personalized, synchronized, and social. It offers best-in-class content management and exceptional user interface capabilities to enable consistent and synchronized experiences across all subscribers’ devices, including TVs, tablets, PCs, mobile devices and games consoles. It also provides industry-leading multiplatform security technology to provide the critical end-to-end content protection required to monetize premium content and services. With the advanced search and other content discovery features, subscribers will be able to enjoy unprecedented flexibility to find their favourite content and new content of interest quickly and easily.
Commenting on this development, Mr. Vikram Mehra, Chief Commercial Officer, Tata Sky, said, “We always strive to provide unparalleled services and superior experience to our consumers. Our subscribers’ will be able to take the video experience with them on the move; thereby transforming their handheld device into a fully-functional TV screen with an interface which is clean, simple and easy to navigate. Cisco’s global experience and technology leadership will help us to unleash a new generation of video experiences for our viewers and at the same time strengthen our competitive edge.”