Concurrent HPS Europe
Poland's Second Largest Cable Operator Expands VOD Streaming Services
UpShift is Concurrent's licensed CDN solution that enables cable, telecommunications, and Internet service providers to launch premium quality live and on-demand streaming services to any screen, over any network.
"Concurrent's UpShift CDN enabled us to centralize our content storage, reduce the number of sites that we maintain, and keep streaming at the edge of the network where it is most efficient," said Bartlomiej Irzynski, CTO at Vectra. "With the new system in place, we can scale our content library more cost effectively and offer more choice to our customers, while at the same time reducing our maintenance expenses."
Concurrent has supplied streaming solutions to Vectra since the launch of their inaugural VOD service in 2012. With the introduction of Concurrent's new Unified CDN solution, Vectra has upgraded their existing streaming platform with advanced technology that enables them to support multi-screen services in the future using the same architecture.
"We are excited to extend our relationship with Vectra and deploy our latest Unified CDN technology in support of their video streaming expansion," said James Brickmeier, CMO and GM of Concurrent's CDN business. "With our ability to stream content over multiple networks simultaneously, Concurrent provides Vectra with a clear path for migrating their core video services to new viewing devices over time and introducing next-generation services like cloud-based digital video recording."
Vectra Group is the second largest cable and telecommunications operator in Poland. The company has 938,000 customers in 340 cities across the country. Vectra's services include analog and digital cable television, access to fixed and mobile broadband Internet and fixed and mobile telephony. Vectra's offering is one of the most attractive in the market for digital television in the number and variety of programs - a total of 216, including 80 in HD format. Vectra also offers compelling 320 MB/s Internet access speeds, independent local television programs broadcast in 120 cities, and PVR with multi-room features. Additionally, Vectra's services include VOD, TVonline which offers free access to 52 TV programs on PC and mobile devices, HBO GO, FilmBox Live and music service GO ON. Vectra has 663,000 digital TV subscribers, 538,000 fixed Internet and 16,000 mobile Internet clients and 200,000 telephone subscribers. Vectra also serves SOHO businesses.
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