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uCast Taps V-Nova PERSEUS Plus to Deliver Next-generation Video Compression to All Screens

London, UK – 5 April 2018V-Nova Ltd, a leading provider of video compression solutions, today announced that uCast has integrated the PERSEUS Plus codec into its innovative platform for Internet TV services. The move will enable uCast to improve the quality of experience for viewers and reduce the cost of providing best in class video experiences on all devices.

 

uCast is deploying PERSEUS Plus to offer a step-change in experience to all its customers across devices as varied as game consoles, smartphones, smart TVs and tablets. V-Nova’s award-winning encoding solution enables uCast to improve the consumer experience at a fraction of the bandwidth, resulting in faster start times, reduced buffering and an overall improved quality of experience for consumers accessing the platform. The ability to deliver video at lower bitrates also enables services to reach more viewers.

 

“The video market today is incredibly complex, with broadcasters, hardware OEMs, telcos, portals and media groups all competing for the consumer’s attention,” said Kanaan Jemili, Chief Operating Officer, uCast. “The only thing that is truly consistent in the entire industry is the consumer demand for robust high quality delivered to any device, even when bandwidth is limited. By deploying V-Nova’s PERSEUS Plus, uCast can now deliver the quality that many are waiting to do with HEVC or AV1 in the future.”

 

The uCast platform is a scalable, data-driven video technology and service platform with AVOD, SVOD, TVOD and Live streaming functionality across all relevant screens. The platform powers services such as Qello Concerts, Stadium, and Acorn TV. uCast provides a turnkey, video ‘monetization-in-box’ solution for content owners, giving them control of their business and knowledge of their customer, with minimal capital investment.

 

Commenting on the deployment, Guido Meardi, CEO and co-founder at V-Nova, said: “Video quality, device compatibility and power consumption are all fundamental challenges that video services need to solve today to offer high quality experiences for consumers and increase their market share. PERSEUS Plus’ unique approach leverages existing hardware to support the vast majority of devices, and without consuming additional power. This allows us to ensure each viewer can watch content in the best possible quality their bandwidth allows. Working with uCast to deliver on this promise for millions of users is testament to the importance of next-generation video compression that works today.”

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