Aspiro TV launches hosted Premium Live transcoding platform

Aspiro TV, a Norwegian company providing Multi-Screen TV services and products, today announced the launch of a premium hosted platform with flexible time-based encoding capacity. This platform which caters to Live Channels and Events will significantly reduce the cost and complexity of broadcasting events like sport and news, since capacity can be booked on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis.

The cloud solution complements Aspiro TV’s traditional hosting offering and will support ingest of live feeds and integration to a CDN of the customer’s choice. The platform offers pre-configured encoding profiles, facilitating a full coverage of internet-connected devices ranging from smart phones to connected TVs.

“Aspiro TV have been hosting live TV services for many years and with this platform, we are able to flexibly cater specifically to event based services,” says Jussi Komonen, Chief Operating Officer, Aspiro TV. He continues, “We are happy to announce the launch of this cloud solution in partnership with Thomson Video Networks, who share our vision to provide a premium viewing experience and cater to this growing need in the market.”

The new product makes use of Thomson Video Networks’ ViBE™ VS7000 video system and has already been endorsed by a number of reputable broadcasters and network operators. The ViBE VS7000 video system is a breakthrough flexible encoding/transcoding platform for multi-screen applications.

“We are proud to be working with Aspiro TV, one of the pioneers in hosted video streaming solutions. The Internet is the ideal medium for distributing live events like sport and news, and our partnership with Aspiro TV is enabling the launch of a product that will allow much-needed commercial and operational support for these services,” said Christophe Delahousse, president of Thomson Video Networks. “With this unique live transcoding platform, Aspiro TV is again delivering a visionary new service offering with the help of our ViBEVS7000.”

For more information, please contact:

Ajey Anand

Chief Commercial Officer, Aspiro TV

Tel: +47 414 977 69

email:  ajey.anand@aspiro.com

Jussi Komonen

COO, Aspiro TV

Tel: +47 941 76 929

email: jussi.komonen@aspiro.com

Aspiro in Brief
Aspiro AB is a Norwegian streaming company with a primary focus on TV and video streaming services and the WiMP music service. Aspiro TV, a fully owned subsidiary of Aspiro AB, offers a multi-screen application product and a hosted TV and video platform as a service, which includes temporary cloud live TV headend and CDN capacities. Headquartered in Oslo, Aspiro TV hosts and manages TV and VOD solutions for network operators and broadcasters across Europe and the Americas including Telenor, Hi3G, TV2 Denmark, Deutsche Telekom, Eurosport, etc. Aspiro AB is a growth company and is listed on Nasdaq OMX Nordic Exchange Stockholm. Further details, please contact: sales.tv@aspiro.com

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Aspiro has unique positioning as the world’s only provider of complete TV and music streaming services for partners that want to put their own branding on the service. Aspiro also provides the music streaming service WiMP directly to consumers on selected markets. Aspiro has over ten years’ experience in mobile technology and retail in northern Europe, and delivers services to partners worldwide like Deutsche Telekom, Telenor, 3, TeliaSonera, the BBC, Entel and Canal Digital. Aspiro is listed on Nasdaq OMX Nordic Exchange Stockholm.

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