Alcatel-Lucent combines the quality of traditional pay TV with the personalized experience of video streamed to smartphones, tablets and PCs
Velocix® Enhanced Video Experience is built on innovations that improve the service quality of video streaming over broadband networks to offer content tailored to a consumer‟s specific profile and usage
Paris, October 17, 2012 – Today Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) introduced a series of video innovations that enable service providers to deliver more personalized and more dynamic video services. Service providers can now offer their customers the broad range of content and flexible viewing options of video streaming, with the pay TV quality expected by prime time audiences in their living rooms – all delivered to smartphones, PCs, tablets and other Internet-connected devices.
The new Velocix® Enhanced Video Experience (EVE) leverages the Internet protocol (IP) capabilities of Alcatel-Lucent‟s Velocix content delivery network (CDN) technology to support the efficient, and cost- effective delivery of personalized video streams to huge numbers of viewers while taking advantage of the strengths and quality benefits of managed broadband networks. Velocix EVE offers the ability to manipulate each video stream to account for factors such as network conditions, the kind of smartphone, PC or tablet the person is using and the type of content being watched, thereby helping to ensure a high-quality experience for viewers.
Alcatel-Lucent's Velocix CDN wins Best Delivery Network from the Streaming Media Europe Readers’ Choice Awards
Velocix today was announced as the Best Delivery Network, based on readers votes submitted to the Streaming Media Europe Website. This is the third award this year for the Velocix CDN, having won awards at IPTV world forum, Connectworld.tv and now Streaming Media Europe.
Adrian Stroud, Director of Business Development at Velocix was on hand to receive the award today, "This award shows how Velocix has continued to lead the market in CDN network infrastructure, the recent launch of the Velocix Enhanced Video Experience set of capabilities is further proving our leadership in CDN innovation”
Velocix recently launch the Enhanced Video Experience set of products, which enabled CDN's to go beyond just delivering bits and bytes by enabling the transformation and personalization of content delivery over an operators own CDN infrastructure, enabling a new level of subscriber experience to be created
Alcatel-Lucent's Velocix CDN wins Innovative workflow and platform solution award at ConnectedWorld.TV awards
Alcatel-Lucent's Velocix solution won the award for the Innovative workflow and platform solution at the ConnectedWorld.TV awards held at the IBC conference in Amsterdam.
Paul Larbey, GM Velocix will be taking the keynote session at the upcoming CDN Wold Summit from the 2nd-4th October 2012. Paul will be presenting the following topic: SERVICE PROVIDER CDNs The Archway to Personalized Video covering the next steps in the evolution of the CDN industry.
Cable operators can quickly and cost-effectively expand video-on-demand catalogs with joint offering from Alcatel-Lucent and Concurrent
Alcatel-Lucent’s Velocix and Concurrent’s MediaHawk VX video delivery platforms bring expanded video offerings to TV set-top boxes, tablets, PCs, and smartphones
IBC2012 Exhibition, Amsterdam, September 4, 2012 – Today, Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) and Concurrent (NASDAQ: CCUR) are introducing a joint offering that enables cable TV companies to significantly expand the number and variety of on-demand videos they can offer, quickly and cost-effectively.
Cable operators can then deliver these expanded video offerings to whatever device their customer prefers – from traditional TV set-top boxes to tablets, PCs or smartphones – using Alcatel-Lucent’s Velocix CDN technology and Concurrent’s MediaHawk Unified Origin and TV-VOD Edge Servers. In this way the new offering supports cable multiple service operators (MSOs) in providing their customers with the programming-rich ‘TV Everywhere’ experience they are seeking. The two companies have already completed a successful trial of this joint architecture with a large tier 1 cable MSO.
Paul Larbey, Velocix GM and Jamie Miles VP, TimeWarner Cable Jamie Miles to co-present at StreamingMedia East (Updated with presentation)
Paul Larbey, General Manager Velocix and Jamie Miles, VP National Content Operations, Time Warner Cable will be co-presenting at the upcoming Streaming Media East Conference in July on the following topic:
CDNs Role in Extending Video Delivery in Time Warner Cable
The presentation will cover the Time Warner Network vision and the critical role CDN plays in expanding their video delivery capabilities of Time Warner Cable beyond the set-top-box to the multi-screen, multi-device world. Hear about the deployment and operation of a CDN in a Cable Network from the person responsible for content and video operations and hear why CDN was key to Time Warner Cable's network vision.
Oi enters into an agreement with Alcatel-Lucent, and selects Microsoft Mediaroom platform for its IPTV service in Brazil
Rio de Janeiro, July 10, 2012 – Oi enters into an agreement with Alcatel-Lucent for the integration of its IPTV (pay-TV via Internet protocol) service in Brazil, which is expected to be launched in the second half of 2012. Oi also selected the Microsoft Mediaroom platform to deliver innovative services and provide users with an outstanding TV experience.
Oi's strategy for the IPTV launch is based on market research that has identified a demand for this service across 20 cities from all regions of the country, in addition to Rio de Janeiro and Belo Horizonte. The launch will be carried out in a gradual way, with the names of additional cities to be provided at a later date. Also as part of the initiative, Oi has been investing in the deployment of a new optical fiber network that will connect customers’ residences and provide access to extremely high-speed Internet as well as landline telephone services.
"The launch of the IPTV service will benefit customers because it provides a more interactive and comprehensive TV experience. Also, IPTV results in income generation for the company through the provision of value-added services, such as video on demand (VOD). With this new service, Oi strengthens its converged services offering," says Oi's Segment Director, Eduardo Aspesi.
At the prestigious IP&TV Industry Awards ceremony, held last week at the London Film Museum, Alcatel-Lucent came away a winner for its Velocix Content Delivery Network (CDN) solution. Judged by a panel of senior industry experts – including representatives from cable and telecom operators, as well as independent professionals – the awards recognize, reward and celebrate innovation, excellence and achievement in the IPTV industry. Or as Gavin Whitechurch, Executive Director of the IP&TV World Forum, puts it: “The awards are designed to acknowledge and honor the very best of the innovators and forward-thinkers that the global industry has to offer.”