CES 2016: Cisco Expands Its Cloud Video Solutions; Gains Market Traction


At CES 2016, Cisco is showing service providers, media and entertainment companies how they can deliver multiscreen TV experiences from one cloud, over any access network, anywhere.

Cisco’s Infinite cloud software video entertainment solutions are currently provided as a service (aaS) to over 70 content and service providers worldwide. These solutions are helping them grow their businesses by delivering services faster and reducing operating costs.

Cisco announced in September two new Infinite suite products that support the delivery of full-featured TV, including:

· Infinite Home: A multi screen video solution for two-way telcos and cable service providers.

· Infinite Video:An over-the-top (OTT)video solution for content and service providers; This now supports the delivery of content to a broader range of devices, including Roku boxes, Apple TVand Amazon Fire TV, and multiple companion and second screen devices.

At CES, Cisco is introducing the third member of its Infinite Solutions suite:

· Infinite Broadcast:A multiscreen video solutionfor one-way and hybrid satellite and cable service providers.

D-Smart, the Turkish TV provider of both satellite digital broadcasting and Internet services,is working closely with Cisco to transform its D-Smart Blu multiscreen service with Cisco’s Infinite Broadcast solution.

“We needed a cloud solution that could support our needs to quickly expand the variety of services for our customers across multiples screens. We also needed anew user guidethat could simply blend multiple sources of content,” said Erdoğan Şimşek CTO, D-Smart. “Cisco offered us a flexible cloud software solution to easily merge the worlds of online video and live broadcast TV.”

“Through cloud innovation, Cisco is helping its customers change how their video is delivered and viewed, so they can thrive in the emerging cloud era,” said Yves Padrines, vice president, Global Service Provider, Cisco EMEAR. “Infinite Solutions help customers like D-Smart benefit from a system that allows them quick service introduction, with frequent updates that can be delivered in minutes vs. months.”

Cisco is revolutionizing how video is created, delivered and consumed through cloud-powered, networked video entertainment solutions for traditional service providers, media and OTT companies.