ZON Multimedia picks Envivio solution for cable, satellite and mobile services

Envivio (NASDAQ: ENVI) said that ZON Multimedia of Portugal has selected Envivio software-based headend solutions to power a set of DVB-S and DVB-C transport streams to provide pay TV services, as well as mobile TV services delivered to any screen.

ZON serves more than 1.5m subscribers in Portugal, and recently announced a merger with Optimus Portugal, another Envivio customer.

The Envivio solutions were provided through its official Portuguese representative, Satcab, a leading system operator and distributor of professional broadband and broadcast equipment in Portugal that has been supplying products and solutions to all the major local TV operators and content providers for the last 16 years.

Envivio Muse encoders on the Envivio 4CasterG4 Intel-based appliance, with Envivio Spark receivers and multiplexers, deliver high quality video in variable bitrate (VBR) format for cable and satellite broadcast TV channels. Simultaneously, the Muse encoders are producing constant bitrate (CBR) video for non-linear TV service delivery, as well as adaptive bit-rate (ABR) services for multi-screen. The headend infrastructure is managed and controlled using Envivio´s network management system.

“We were interested in replacing part of our previous systems with an end-to-end solution that supports both the TV service and streaming to Internet-connected devices, and Envivio provides the best solution to meet those needs,” said Jose Pascoal, planning and engineering director at ZON Multimedia. “The Envivio Muse encoders offer excellent video quality for statistical multiplexing of our DVB-S and DVB-C broadcast channels, while also simultaneously creating outputs for the various mobile resolutions we require.”

ZON TVCabo is the leader of the Portuguese Pay TV market and one of the largest European operators. ZON TVCabo is a subsidiary of ZON OPTIMUS SGPS, which is listed on the PSI-20, the main Portuguese stock index.

Envivio is a leader in solutions for multi-screen video processing and delivery. The company is headquartered in South San Francisco, California and has offices worldwide including France, England, China, Singapore and Japan. Visit www.envivio.com for more information.