Cisco video platform to power Envivo’s OTT video service

Cisco Infinite Video Platform for OTTCisco Infinite Video Platform will power Envivo Communications’ OTT streaming video service, nVIVO TV, to offer video content on more devices to its subscribers in Africa.

Envivo, which will be launching nVIVO TV in 2018, will use Cisco OTT video solutions including Cisco Infinite Video Platform along with the Cisco Open Media Distribution for Content Delivery Network (CDN), Virtual Media Packager and Cloud Object Storage.

Cisco Infinite Video Platform, a cloud services platform, assists service providers and content owners to process, secure, distribute and monetize premium video on any consumer device.

“With the Infinite Video Platform as the core of our network, we are able to meet our requirements, with the scale and flexibility to expand as our needs evolve,” said Olu Obadina, chairman and chief innovation officer at Envivo Communications.

Envivo Communications, a Nigerian technology-based media organization, is deploying amongst other infrastructure, a Content Delivery Network, with capacity to host live TV, SVOD, TVOD and AVOD services to audiences across Africa and Africans in Diaspora starting with the nVIVO TV app.

Conrad Clemson, senior vice president and general manager, Service Provider Platforms and Applications, Cisco, said its collaboration with Envivo to expand its video platform with new cloud-powered streaming video capabilities will offer new entertainment experiences for millions of people across the region at the touch of an app.

Cisco said Nigerian-grown content is currently the fastest growing video content in the world. Africa has low television penetration within households and despite the increase in number of cinemas, there’s only an average of a cinema screen per one million people in the region.

Streaming video on smartphones and other mobile devices is becoming the norm for watching movies, shows and other video content in Africa. Envivo will offer streaming video services for Nigerian-grown content and international content across mobile devices including phones, tablets and PCs.