DISH’s Technology Provider to Boost Internet TV Offerings
With Integrated Big Data Analytics and Optimization
SAN MATEO, Calif. and ENGLEWOOD, Colo., August 13, 2014— Conviva, the leader in real-time big data, viewer-centric video optimization, today announced it signed an agreement with EchoStar Technologies L.L.C. (“EchoStar”), a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS). EchoStar is a premier global provider of satellite operations and video delivery solutions, and is the primary technology partner for DISH Network L.L.C (“DISH”). EchoStar provides best in class end-to-end cross platform IP-Video delivery services to millions of customers daily. Through this agreement, Conviva’s Intelligent Control Platform will ensure high-quality streaming delivery for EchoStar’s IP-based offerings, DISH Anywhere™ and DishWorld.
To ensure the best viewing experience for subscribers, Conviva’s Intelligent Control Platform will provide the most comprehensive real-time quality and audience metrics available through its analytics offering, Insights. It will also introduce video optimization with Conviva Precision, providing the control to deliver a consistent high-quality experience in an unpredictable Internet environment.
“Conviva’s robust platform delivers several key applications that allow us to optimize the quality of experience for DISH Internet TV services across all devices, providing granular, real-time analytics and preemptive optimization,” said Jeff McSchooler, senior vice president of engineering for EchoStar. “We strive to give DISH subscribers a streaming experience with little interruption and the highest picture quality possible. The visibility and control Conviva provides is critical to that ongoing endeavor.”
DISH Anywhere provides complementary access to programming online, both live and on demand to DISH subscribers. DishWorld provides premier international programming exclusively online. Both offerings will also utilize Conviva’s Viewer Module—a per-viewer, per-viewing-session look into a subscriber’s experience to improve quality and provide more efficient customer service.
“We are excited to further our relationship with EchoStar, providing the powerful combination of video analytics and optimization delivered only by Conviva’s Intelligent Control Platform,” said Hui Zhang, Conviva CEO. “We are proud to be an essential element of the overall technology strategy and a key provider for delivering the best overall viewing experience for the growing subscriber base for Internet TV services.”
Conviva addresses the changing business of television with a real-time big data processing platform that enables content publishers and service providers to deliver a TV-quality experience, despite the unpredictability of the open Internet. Fueled by Conviva’s global intelligence – gathered in real time from billions of streams per month – Conviva’s Intelligent Control Platform utilizes advanced algorithms to give online video providers control over the viewing experience. Our global platform delivers detailed quality, audience and viewer analytics, and provides the ability to preemptively avoid Internet bottlenecks and breakdowns, delivering the highest Quality of Experience (QoE) without interruption. Conviva partners with leading media brands and service providers in over 180 countries to deliver a high-quality Internet TV experience over any network, to any device, at any time. Conviva is based in Silicon Valley, with offices in New York and London.
EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS) is a premier global provider of satellite operations and video delivery solutions. EchoStar’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Hughes, is the world’s leading provider of satellite broadband services, delivering network technologies and managed services for enterprise and government customers in more than 100 countries.
Headquartered in Englewood, CO, with additional business units world-wide, EchoStar is a multiple Emmy award-winning company that has pioneered advancements in the set-top box and satellite industries for nearly 30 years, consistently delivering value for customers, partners and investors through innovation and outstanding quality. EchoStar’s contribution to video technology continues to have a major influence on the way consumers view, receive and manage TV programming. EchoStar’s consumer solutions include HughesNet®, North America’s #1 high-speed satellite Internet service, Sling Media’s Slingbox® products, and EchoStar’s line of set-top box products for the free-to-air satellite and terrestrial markets. For more information, visit www.echostar.com.
Bob Gold & Associates