Envivio Selected for Finnish Mobile TV Task

Envivio, which provides IP video convergence encoding solutions from mobile to HD, today announced that its Mobile Series video encoding platform has been installed by Digita Oy. Digita Oy, which is owned by Frances TDF, distributes radio and television services in Finland. The Envivio platform is being put to immediate use to deliver 10 channels of high quality, DVB-H encoded, free-to-air and paid-for Mobile TV to be offered by mobile operators in Finlands top markets. Plans are in place to expand the platform with additional channels.
The Digita MobileTV service currently provides two TV channels and three visual radio channels. Negotiations are underway to get more content to the DVB-H network. Currently, indoor network coverage reaches 40% of the Finnish population. All broadcast channels are encoded in real-time using the Envivio 4Caster M2-based encoding platform, protected by a 4Manager N+M automated redundancy system. 
Encoding may be just one of several components required to deliver a mobile television service, but, it plays a critically important role in ensuring that the service delivers the superior quality of experience that will attract and retain subscribers, says Marianne Hynninen, Vice President, Mobile TV with Digita Oy. The timetable for building our headend and launching the service was very short – less than 60 days. Having access to Envivios professional services team with its broad Mobile TV experience, as well as Envivios proven success at integrating with the network components we have in place,  enabled us to complete the deployment on schedule. It turns out that our trust was well placed.
The Envivio 4Caster M2 Mobile TV encoder delivers high quality encoded video with up to eight output profiles per channel. Like all Envivio 4Caster encoders, M2 combines a high availability hardware platform with an embedded software encoding core, providing levels of service flexibility and performance upgradeability not found in traditional video compression platforms. As with all Mobile Series products from Envivio, M2 interoperates with all the major streaming servers, software players and mobile devices commonly used for Mobile TV streaming. M2 can be combined with the Envivio 4Manager headend management system in an N+M automatic redundancy configuration to deliver the carrier grade service availability now being demanded by Mobile TV operators.

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