SOURCE: Envivio

Envivio

February 05, 2015 08:52 ET

Envivio Powers Chunghwa Telecom's 4K HEVC Trial

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - February 05, 2015) -  Envivio (NASDAQ: ENVI), the experts in multi-screen video software solutions, today announced that Chunghwa Telecom, the leading telecommunications operator in Taiwan, serving more than 30 million broadband, mobile and fixed line subscribers, has selected Envivio video solutions for its 4K HEVC streaming service trial. 

In the trial, Envivio is using its Muse™ Ultra HD software to support two modes of 4K HEVC delivery to a wide range of devices for Chunghwa Telecom: VOD content delivered via unicast transfer method, and NVOD through multicast to HwaCom set-top boxes. 

"We chose Envivio as our video solutions provider based on its extensive expertise as pioneers in video processing and delivery software, as well as their support of next-generation formats and standards like 4K and HEVC," said a Chunghwa Telecom executive.

"Leveraging the HEVC standard, Envivio is able to efficiently compress 4K content without losing video quality, making it easier and more affordable for us to deliver the highest quality video available to our consumers," he added.

Hwacom Vice President Alex Huang commented, "Chunghwa Telecom and Envivio are both Hwacom's strategic partners. In addition to this successful 4K/HEVC trial deployment, Hwacom delivered many Envivio OTT systems to Chunghwa Telecom to support its OTT business. Envivio's exceptional product quality and support capability have helped both Hwacom and Chunghwa to solidify their OTT position in Taiwan. We look forward to working with both partners in the future." 

"We are pleased to support Chunghwa Telecom with the latest in 4K/ HEVC encoding technology for its innovative live streaming service trial. Such cutting-edge efforts will prove to the industry the efficiencies and cost-savings of HEVC for operators worldwide," said Envivio's Vice President-Sales APAC region Carl Hurd.

Envivio's Muse Ultra HD

Envivio's Muse Ultra HD software is designed to encode either one 4Kp60 (progressive video at 60 frames per second) or two simultaneous 4Kp30 (30 frames per second) video signals in HEVC format using the Envivio G5 server. These services can be delivered to Ultra HD-capable devices, including the latest generation of set-top boxes and Ultra HD TV sets.

Ultra HD provides stunning video quality with four times as many pixels as today's 1080p HDTV, twice the frame rate, and a broader color range with the new BT 2020 standard. The HEVC standard reduces bandwidth consumption compared to MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) by 30 to 50 percent, improving the video experience and reducing cost of operations for both HD and Ultra HD primary screen services and existing mobile or over-the-top (OTT) TV services. Envivio's software-based architecture radically simplifies the migration from MPEG-2 or H.264 to HEVC, enabling a seamless transition to the new technology.

More than 300 content and service providers around the globe have selected Envivio to power their live multi-screen video and Pay TV services. Visit www.envivio.com to learn more about how Envivio enables TV without boundaries.

About Envivio

Envivio (NASDAQ: ENVI) is a global market leader and innovator of video software solutions that are trusted by video service providers and content companies worldwide to power stunning video quality and captivating, personalized experiences to their millions of viewers on any device, over any network.

Leveraging its pioneering and technically superior virtualized video delivery solutions, Envivio enables video operators of any size to increase revenues and reduce costs while uniquely providing the best-in-class quality, reliability, efficiency, and scalability to support the new age of video anywhere.

Envivio is headquartered in South San Francisco, California with offices worldwide in France, China, Singapore and Japan. Visit www.envivio.com for more information, or connect with us on LinkedIn.

About Chunghwa Telecom

Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd. provides integrated telecommunication services primarily in Taiwan. It offers domestic fixed communications services, including local and domestic long distance telephone, broadband access, local and domestic long distance leased line, multimedia-on-demand (MOD), Wi-Fi, and domestic data services; and mobile communications services comprising mobile, information and communication technology, corporate solution, and bill handling services. The company also provides HiNet Internet, Internet value-added, data communication, Internet data center, and other Internet services; international fixed communications services that comprise international long distance telephone, international leased line, international data, and satellite services; other services, including the provision of interconnection of its fixed line network and mobile network with other operators; and ICT services, such as cloud computing. In addition, it sells mobile handsets, tablets, and data cards; and leases real estate properties. 

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