Tricolor TV and Eutelsat Partner to Launch Multiscreen Video Delivery Service in Russia
[Via Satellite 07-28-2016] Russian operator Tricolor TV and Eutelsat Communications are collaborating on deploying the first network in Russia to use SmartBeam, Eutelsat’s new multi-screen video delivery solution.
SmartBeam opens the door to the deployment of the first satellite network in Russia to deliver video content to mobile devices. Consumers will be able to receive Tricolor TV’s new service in public venues by downloading an app on their mobile devices (Android or iOS). They will pick up the channels in high-quality via a local Wi-Fi network connected to a compact low-cost satellite box that will receive the content directly from a Eutelsat satellite at 36 degreeseEast.
The service will provide immediate coverage of wide regions of Russia and will enable Tricolor TV to extend its relationship with users by delivering Digital Rights Management (DRM)-protected content to public venues with no dependency on terrestrial networks.
“With SmartBeam, we are leveraging multiscreen solutions to help broadcasters extend OTT services and offer the same experience to users located beyond range of terrestrial networks. SmartBeam will also be able to circumvent user frustration with buffering and disconnection as terrestrial mobile networks saturate,” said Rodolphe Belmer, CEO of Eutelsat.