PARIS, DENVER, SINGAPORE, SYDNEY, March 9, 2021 – Anevia (now ATEME), the leader in video delivery solutions for broadcast, cable, DTH, IPTV and OTT, and Swiss multiscreen TV service provider Net+, announce the tenth anniversary of their technology partnership. This collaboration was a key factor in making Net+ one of the most innovative TV service providers in Switzerland. Using Anevia’s OTT video-delivery solutions, Net+ today offers a wide range of features including cloud DVR, timeshift, startover and seven-day catchup TV.
Net+ began as a joint venture between Sierre Energie and a TV network operator in Sion. Both companies were already providing nPVR successfully with Anevia Flamingo headends. They decided in 2010 to share their infrastructure, giving birth to the first Net+ IPTV service in 2011. In 2013 Net+ became one of the first IPTV services in the world to offer cloud DVR services with its multiscreen viewing. At the start of 2020, it completed a full switchover from IPTV to OTT.
“Anevia met our specific needs by adapting its own development roadmap, including the development of APIs for integration into our back-office system,” Net+ CEO Christian Voide comments. “The resultant quality of experience is very high and greatly appreciated by our subscribers. Following Anevia’s purchase by ATEME, we look forward to continuing our longstanding partnership with the team and exploring the best-in-class solutions available to us.”
Net+ today provides multimedia Internet, fixed telephony, and television services grouped together in packs called “BLI BLA BLO.” It powers the delivery of multiscreen TV services via 11 member networks to over 220,000 households in 18 cities throughout French-speaking Switzerland. Anevia NEA-DVR® packagers are used in geographically redundant clustered configurations for guaranteed service. Also integrated into the system are Anevia’s CSI Award-winning Embedded Distributed Storage (EDS) technology and the multi-site NEA-CDN® streaming-video content delivery network.
“We are proud to have contributed to the success of Net+ over the years,” adds Anevia co-founder and newly appointed Chief Product Officer at ATEME, Damien Lucas. “Christian Voide and his team have demonstrated their ability to succeed across all aspects of the business, not least in the advantages to be gained from offering state-of-the-art multimedia functionality to stay ahead of the competition, and we look forward to continuing our support.”
Net+ secured first position in Bilanz Telekom’s 2019 rating of Swiss operators, ranked as the number 1 provider of TV services. This recognition acknowledged a sustained commitment to innovation by the network’s engineers and product managers in the heart of French-speaking Switzerland.
netplus.ch SA, French-speaking Switzerland’s leading provider of multimedia content, is a service company specialised in the field of telecommunications. netplus.ch SA is able to guarantee the delivery of high-quality local services related to internet access, telephone and mobile services and television to over 220,000 customers, whether they live in the middle of the city or in more remote areas.
netplus.ch SA currently brings together eleven networks that distribute and market its multimedia products and services, mainly under the BLI BLA BLO and business! brands. The company provides its customers – whether they are individuals or companies – with solutions that are simple, powerful, cost-effective and tailored to their needs.
ATEME enables content owners, broadcasters and service providers to captivate their audiences with a superior quality of experience, so they can boost viewership engagement, acquire new customers, and unleash new monetization potential.
ATEME’s multi-codec encoding, any-format origin/packaging, scalable cloud DVR, audience-aware CDN and revenue-generating dynamic ad insertion solutions powers thousands of the world’s leading studios, content owners, broadcasters, and terrestrial, cable, satellite, IPTV and OTT streaming service providers to deliver higher-quality content to billions of viewers on any screen.
ATEME has repeatedly innovated in fields ranging from visual quality to smart caching and analytics. Its multiple-award-winning R&D teams ensure that ATEME remains a future-proof partner through active participation in forums and associations including DVB, SMPTE, ATSC, AOM, MPEG Streaming Video Alliance, CMAF-IF and 3GPP.
Founded in 1991, ATEME has 450 employees in its headquarters in France and offices around the world: USA, Brazil, UK, Spain, Germany, Russia, the UAE, Singapore, Korea and Australia.
Since 2014, ATEME is listed on the Paris Euronext market (ISIN: FR0011992700) and a member of its Tech 40 index. With 2020 revenues of €71 M revenues, in January 2021 the company finalized its acquisition of Anevia, a provider of OTT and IPTV software solutions.
Find out more: www.ateme.com.
Amber Chawner, Account Executive
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