Hybrid TV & OTT

Aspiro chooses Thomson Video Networks

Norwegian hosted video platform specialist Aspiro has chosen Thomson Video Networks to provide its ViBE VS7000 compression platform to launch a premium hosted platform serving live channels and events.

Aspiro, which also provides the WiMP music streaming service, provides a hosted TV and video platform including headend and CDN capabilities.

“Having operated a hosted streaming platform since the early days of multi-screen over-the-top video delivery, we have seen the evolution of transcoding technology. Thomson Video Networks’ ViBE VS7000 has brought a new level of performance and reliability that enables premium picture quality to be delivered in the same way as traditional broadcasting systems,” said Jussi Komonen, chief operating officer, Aspiro TV. “We have found Thomson Video Networks to be an excellent partner with which to jointly launch this live transcoding solution.”