Earlier today, Cisco (News - Alert) announced that Eastlink, a service provider in Canada is using Cisco Videoscape, in order to power its new mobile video platform, Eastlink To Go, which delivers new consumer experiences anytime, anywhere.
When outside the home, on their PCs, laptops, tablets and mobile devices, Eastlink digital TV customers now can watch their favorite TV content at no extra cost. For optimum quality and a superior viewing experience, Eastlink To Go enables content to fit any screen through an intuitive technology that adapts the format of the content.
By simply logging in to a one-step, easy-to-use portal platform, Eastlink customers can use Eastlink To Go which will enable them to access Hollywood Suite OnDemand and Eastlink TV OnDemand, as well as live content from Eastlink TV.
With more than 1,600 employees, Eastlink provides a range of services in Atlantic Canada, Ontario, Quebec, Alberta, Manitoba, British Columbia and Bermuda. These services include video, internet, phone, community programming, home security and advertising services to residential, business and public sector customers.
To bring live and on-demand video across a number of network devices such as laptops, smartphones and Android (News - Alert) devices, Cisco Videoscape harnesses the potential of cloud, network and client. By letting service providers bring together content from pay TV, online and on-demand sources, Cisco Videoscape reinvents the TV experience.
In order to create a 'better-than-being-there' video experience, content can further be combined with social media, communications and mobility. Eastlink has used the power of Videoscape in order to develop Eastlink To Go for delivering a "TV Everywhere" experience and extending branded content such as on-demand, online and linear TV to customers' PCs and Macintosh computers, tablets and smartphones.
Cisco Videoscape Distribution Suite, Cisco Videoscape Media Suite, Cisco Media Processor (News - Alert) and Transcode Manager, and Cisco Videoscape Soft Clients, are included in the deployed Videoscape solutions.
Edited by Stefanie Mosca