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Eutelsat Debuts Cirrus: A Hybrid Satellite OTT Solution

By | September 6, 2018
Eutelsat headquarters in Paris, France. Photo: Eutelsat

Eutelsat headquarters in Paris, France. Photo: Eutelsat

Eutelsat Communications is launching Eutelsat Cirrus, a hybrid satellite Over-the-Top (OTT) delivery solution, enabling broadcasters to offer a flexible, seamless content experience across multiple screens. Eutelsat Cirrus enables operators to integrate new features and maintain a competitive offer without the need for support or technical upgrades. It is a major new initiative for the operator.

Eutelsat Cirrus will provide a turnkey content delivery solution via satellite and OTT to operators seeking to launch or upgrade their service, offering the benefits of rapidly deployed video services, low operational costs, high image quality and consistent end-user experience. Through its dual offer of turnkey Direct-to-Home (DTH) services and OTT multiscreen delivery, this new service represents a further step for Eutelsat in the integration of satellite into the Internet Protocol (IP) ecosystem.

Eutelsat Cirrus’ turnkey DTH service will provide satellite TV broadcasters with end-to-end video distribution combined with cloud-based service management. Bringing together the strengths of traditional DTH with next-generation features, the fully integrated platform will aim to deliver an enriched viewer experience through live channel broadcasting, channel numbering, program information, content security, subscriber, and set-top box management.

A multi-screen offer will complement the traditional DTH broadcast service with simultaneous OTT streaming through a native hybrid platform. It will enable end-users to watch video content on devices such as mobile phones and tablets, access multiple programs, record and rewind, and view a rich array of program information, while providing business rules management and usage reporting for Eutelsat’s broadcast customers.