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Sky New Zealand Advances Multiscreen TV Experiences With Cisco Infinite Video Platform

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14.09.2017 / 07:00
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AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS -- (Marketwired) -- 09/14/17 -- IBC -

Sky New Zealand, a leader in the New Zealand payTV market, is
transforming its Pay TV operations with the Cisco(R) Infinite Video
Platform. Taking its entertainment service to new levels, Sky will
introduce multiscreen TV experiences that will reach its New Zealand
subscribers via their phones, tablets and Internet connected set-top

On the horizon is the introduction of a Hybrid PVR solution with Kaon
Hybrid DVR set-top boxes and Video-on-Demand over IP, extending to
iOS and Android personal consumer devices. This will be the beginning
of a multi-phase technology transformation project that enables Sky
to utilize cloud technologies for the network operations and video
delivery side, as well as the consumer side with new services like
multiscreen Cloud DVR.

'The New Zealand Pay TV market is witnessing a lot of different
players introducing multiscreen and OTT services, while a large
population is still watching TV via satellite dishes,' said Julian
Wheeler, chief products & technology officer, Sky New Zealand. 'With
our existing leadership position, Sky is uniquely positioned to bring
these two segments together and offer a seamless experience that
brings the best of the broadcast & IP world, and takes the TV
experience to a whole new level. Cisco's cloud-based SaaS delivery
model combining broadcast and IP offered us the speed we needed to
get new services to market.'

'While the bulk of the premium video today is over broadcast
networks, the world is rapidly moving toward a new normal, where the
future of video will be the IP network,' said Conrad Clemson, senior
vice president and general manager, Service Provider Platforms and
Applications, Cisco. 'With the Infinite Video Platform, our vision is
to make IP video match and exceed broadcast quality and reliability.
Sky joins a growing global community of customers who are moving
along with this vision.'

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platform of the future based on industry-leading software, systems,
silicon, and services. This enables service providers and media and
web companies worldwide to reduce costs, speed time to market, help
secure their networks, and sustain profitable growth.

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