Cisco announced it has
acquired privately-held BNI Video, a supplier of two major video products that
offer video back-office and content delivery network (CDN) analytic
capabilities to service providers.
The acquisition will
improve the capabilities of Cisco’s Videoscape TV platform. Cisco’s Videoscape
TV platform enables service providers to deliver compelling video experiences
to any device over any Internet Protocol (IP) network.
BNI Video’s technology
also helps Cisco‘s service provider customers reduce their
operational costs and complexity, while expanding monetization opportunities.
BNI Video employees
will join Cisco’s Service Provider Video Technology Group.
Recently, Cisco announced that Telenor Satellite Broadcasting AS (TSBc)
selected Cisco to power the
company’s new encoding platform for Web-based TV.
This will enable Telenor Satellite Broadcasting’s customers to deliver
their channel offerings across any number of screens.