VisualOn's OnStream® Analytics is now integrated into Stofa's WebTV app to provide enhanced management for HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) for PC/Mac, iOS, and Android
SAN JOSE, California, June 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- VisualOn, Inc., a multimedia software company that enables scalable, cross-platform media playback for global streaming media brands, today announced Stofa has selected the company to provide its WebTV OTT Player with the ability to manage QOS on end-point devices using its VisualOn OnStream® Analytics software. Stofa, the second largest cable TV and triple play operator in Denmark, and a subsidiary of the country's third largest energy supplier, SE, provides a broad selection of television and pay-TV offerings, high-speed broadband, and telephone services to its customers. Some 475,000 households are connected to its IP backbone out of 600,000 customer homes. The two companies have been working together since December 2014 when Stofa selected VisualOn to power its streaming media application, WebTV. Since then, Stofa has continued to expand on the service by adding more platforms and offerings.
"Stofa has been a frontrunner in Europe, always taking an innovative approach to new services starting with its launch of multiscreen solutions back in 2010," said Thomas Helbo, CTO of Stofa. "Being a customer-oriented CTO I have driven product development of popular services for many years. Managing quality of service for the end users is important to us. VisualOn's OnStream® Analytics proved to be a critical tool that we adopted as part of our workflow after careful evaluation. We reviewed the product and were able to easily integrate it into our flow. In addition, the VisualOn team gave us very strong support."
The WebTV OTT Player enables Stofa's cable users to view a complete mirror of channels and interactive possibilities of the STB solution, both in and outside of the home. By extending VisualOn's OnStream® Analytics, Stofa can access in-depth information on the player's performance and viewing experience. The information not only helps to identify problems with the device but also with the CDN, enabling Stofa to take proactive measures by performing device calibration and directly addressing problems in the CDN to improve customer satisfaction. Stofa's customers can now enjoy high-quality, live TV streams and recorded shows on all connected Web, iOS, and Android devices, anywhere and at any time. VisualOn is a market-proven multimedia software company, constantly ranked as one of the top 100 companies that matter the most in online video as declared by Streaming Media Magazine.
"Enabling our customers to manage their deployments is important because consumers expect a high-quality viewing experience no matter where they are," said Andy Lin, CEO of VisualOn. "We are thrilled that Stofa has selected VisualOn to bring their subscribers' digital content to life. As global experts in scalable solutions for cross-platform streaming media playback, we're well-positioned to help Stofa manage the quality of its streaming services by using OnStream® Analytics."
Stofa customers can download the latest WebTV Player in the Apple App Store and Google Play store here:
Stofa is a Danish triple play operator providing a broad selection of television & pay-TV offerings, high speed broadband and telephone services to its customers. For the past 55 years Stofa has developed a strategic relationship to some 300 antenna associations in Denmark. With 550 employees at its headquarters in Horsens and 5 branches across Denmark, Stofa has generated sales of EUR 200 million in 2013. Throughout the past few years the TV has converged with the web, and new services as well as device innovations have been launched at an increasing pace. Thus, Stofa has already introduced time-shift TV, a 48 hour catch-up service, WebTv and WebTv To Go. To this should be added the proven DVB-C/IP STB & PVR services as well as a VOD service. Stofa was established in Horsens by Anton Petersen in 1959, and early 2013 Stofa was acquired by SE, a Danish energy concern.stofa.dk.
VisualOn, Inc. is a Silicon Valley-based multimedia software company that enables rich entertainment experiences across smartphones, tablets, laptops, desktops, streaming devices, set-top boxes, and other connected devices. VisualOn's unique patented technology is designed to be platform independent for ease of integration, with optimized quality, performance, and minimal power consumption. VisualOn supports streaming, VOD, and other multimedia applications with superior quality levels that enable content providers to reach their target audience. VisualOn's OnStream MediaPlayer+ enables content providers to get their services to market quicker in a scalable manner and overcome device and service fragmentation. The product also provides features and functionality to support content security via third part DRM integration, built in player analytics, AD enablement, and tracking.
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