- PikoTV offers end-to-end solution from multi-format transcoding to middleware and apps for end users
- CatchupTV, CloudPVR, DRM and VoD supported
- Seamless integration, easy implementation and fully cloud-hosted
Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 15 May 2023: MwareTV, a leading cloud-based multi-tenant TV platform provider has formed a partnership with PikoTV to offer a complete, cloud-hosted service to deliver and manage a rich live TV channel offering available across multiple end user devices.
PikoTV, based in Istanbul, Turkey, which specialises in broadcast headend solutions for streaming services, offers a wide range of software solutions for key streaming requirements including encoders, transcoders, and packagers to Tier-1 service providers with a compact hardware footprint and easy to use UI.
MwareTV has a proven and successful turnkey managed IPTV service and provides a complete TV management system (TVMS) to run a full-scale IPTV service, with all the control available via an intuitive web browser interface. It also provides the ability to quickly brand and tailor the subscriber experience, with white label apps for iOS, Android, Apple TV, FireTV, Roku, and Samsung and LG smart TVs, and a powerful AppBuilder, which allows designers to create unique, easy to use interfaces with no knowledge of coding.
The partnership provides a complete end-to-end solution which runs entirely in the cloud, so minimises start-up costs and ensures opex is tied directly to revenues. PikoTV will offer the complete solution to their customer base.
“We first met PikoTV at NAB in 2022,” said MwareTV CEO Sander Kerstens. “We very quickly saw that we could combine PikoTV’s transcoding solutions and MwareTV’s IPTV OTT middleware that PikoTV needed for their many clients. Since then, we have worked closely together to ensure a seamless integration of our systems so that end users can seize the benefits of launching and maintaining a comprehensive service.”
Ali KIZIL, CEO at PikoTV added “We are excited to be able to offer MwareTV to our customers. They share the same approach that we do, aiming for simplicity in implementation and operation, full scalability to meet the users’ needs precisely, and of course ensuring that they remain in control of their budgets, with costs tracking the number of subscribers and therefore users. This will be a great partnership.”
PikoTV provides video broadcasting solutions to telecommunications companies, internet service providers, satellite and cable network owners, television stations, and over-the-top (OTT) platforms. PikoTV solutions can scale from Tier-1 customers that have millions of subscribers to Tier-3 customers with only a few hundred. PikoTV off-the-shelf offerings include a variety of tools for encoding, decoding, packaging, and encrypting audio and video. The software solutions are not built on proprietary hardware, but rather on open HW components that can be purchased by anybody. PikoTV products are built on cutting-edge technology that allows for maximum density in a small footprint. Based on these features, PikoTV products are eco-friendly from an environmental and climatic heating perspective, simple to maintain thanks to fewer moving parts than competing options, and rack cabin space-friendly in server rooms. Subtitling capability on Live OTT feeds via OCR on RF DVB streams, no black screen on source interruptions, and several additional capabilities requested by various markets are just a few examples of how our cutting-edge technology improves the product and service PikoTV offers to their clients. To have more information, please visit us at https://pikotv.com
MwareTV is the world’s leading cloud-based multi-tenant TV platform. MwareTV offers unique solutions split into six building blocks: Broadcast, Delivery, Management, Audience, Devices, and Licensing. MwareTV brings an advanced well integrated platform with ease of use for your entire broadcast operation, be it for traditional TV or next-gen multiscreen platforms. MwareTV has deployments in over 25 countries, enabling TV networks to launch, manage, and monetize anywhere in the world. MwareTV has offices in Amsterdam, Thailand, Brazil, India. For more information, visit https://www.mwaretv.com.