September 05, 2011 08:00 ET

Anevia deploys Pause TV Solution for Optimus in Portugal

PARIS, FRANCE--(Marketwire - Sept. 5, 2011) - Anevia, a leader in video streaming solutions and service infrastructure for live TV and video on demand (VOD), announced today, that it has deployed a Pause TV solution for Portuguese mobile telephone operator and IPTV service provider Optimus.

Optimus, owned by communications service provider Sonaecom, deployed an FTTH network in Portugal that already reaches more than 400,000 households, offering Triple Play services and advanced interactive functionalities.

Anevia ViaDemand is a carrier-grade software-based solution for delivering video-on-demand services through IP networks. Anevia's circular buffer technology supports time-shifting applications including Pause TV which allows viewers to pause a live television program and afterwards play a recording from where they left off.

Anevia deployed its ViaDemand Streamer software to enable Optimus to offer Pause TV features to its customers. Dynamic load balancing of recorded content across the Optimus IP network is managed through the Anevia ViaManager software.

"In order to offer our customers advanced IPTV features and the best viewing experience possible we decided on Anevia's solution," said Ricardo Cerqueira, Service Architecture Manager at Optimus. "Thanks to Anevia's software as well as their IPTV expertise we were able to launch our new Pause TV service in record time."

"IPTV is much more than just video over IP. It's also about advanced features, such as time-shifting, that allow Optimus to continually innovate and enhance the viewing experience of their growing customer base," said Damien Lucas, Anevia co-founder and VP Strategy.

About Optimus

Optimus is Sonaecom's single brand for the telecommunications sector, and the only integrated player in Portugal, revealing once again its capacity to continue to innovate and lead.

With a latest generation converging network of its own, and with a unique customer management system, Optimus offers a complete portfolio of mobile and fixed solutions for approximately 4 million users, individuals and companies.

Optimus directly serves one in three of the Portuguese population, making available for the residential market, individuals and enterprises, the most advanced solutions in voice, internet, television and e-services, including more than 130 television channels, more than 3000 video-on-demand titles, home entertainment, new generation internet through UMTS, HSPA, fiber optics and soon, LTE.

Optimus assures that, no matter if customers are fixed or mobile, corporate or individual, they will be able to make the most of the new technologies, adapting them to their unique profile and experiences.

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About Anevia

Anevia provides video solutions and service infrastructure for the delivery of live TV and video on demand (VoD) services to TV, PC, Internet-connected and mobile devices. With over 1,000 deployments in 70 countries, representing millions of users and over 25,000 live channels, Anevia is a leader in delivering video solutions to telecom operators, broadcast service providers and the hospitality market.

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