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Cisco Videoscape Powering ‘Video in the Cloud’ for Service Providers

January 10, 2012 - 2 Comments

Cisco’s comprehensive TV platform, Videoscape, brings new exciting entertainment experiences for consumers and new revenue streams for Service Providers with new ‘video in the cloud’ services.  Today at CES, Cisco is launching several new Videoscape products and announcing how major service providers including Rogers Communications of Canada, YES of Israel and Numéricable of France, have selected Videoscape to deliver their next generation video services.

These new Videoscape products power ‘video in the cloud’ experiences by bringing live and on demand video together, offering a consistent look and feel across devices whether its a PC, MAC, iPad, iPhone or Android device.  Videoscape is leading Service Providers through the migration, with a unique open software platform, providing a path to an all IP-based video infrastructure.  Service Providers can now provide their consumers the ability to move, pause and resume video content on any device, following them whenever they go.

Many Service Providers are evaluating how to send live and cloud-based video content to a range of managed and unmanaged devices in and out of the home.   These customer announcements, demonstrate the diversity and flexibility that Videoscape can bring to the table for these various challenges our customers are facing to remain competitive and innovate.

YES is  expanding its services by strengthening its video infrastructure to include cloud technology, network hardware and software that will enable new video experiences for its 600,000 customers.

Numéricable has chosen to deploy Cisco’s Videoscape TV service delivery platform as the foundation for its multi-screen TV services, allowing them to deliver high quality video content to any IP-enabled device, including smartphones, tablets and PCs.

Rogers Communications is now able to bring advanced video entertainment services to their subscribers faster, while maximizing previous investments in their video distribution network.

With this new Videoscape technology, Service Providers can now offer their customers a complete ‘Any Screen TV’ delivering TV and online video with social media and communications applications.

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  1. How does Videoscape differ from Windows and Microsoft skydrive and skype respectively.

    • Videoscape is a platform targeted at service providers and media companies for enabling TV everywhere on any device. The underlying architecture combines cloud, network, client and software technologies to accomplish this.

      SkyDrive is a personal cloud storage service – like a hard disk in the cloud. While you could store video in your skydrive it has none of the capabilities to stream, manage or monetize the delivery of that video.

      Skype is an IP voice and video calling service and has nothing in common with Videoscape.