KT Skylife takes on OTT competition via Alticast Ambient TV platform

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Satellite broadcasting operator KT Skylife has selected the Alticast Ambient TV platform as the foundation for Telebee, a new end-to-end turnkey OTT service to compete against Netflix, Hulu and other SVOD services.

According to Alticast, Ambient TV has been specifically designed to allow fully-featured OTT services that can attract subscribers and generate revenue across all device platforms by offering a full suite of capabilities for the management, delivery, experience and security of content. Cloud-based and available via a TV-as-a-Service (TVaaS) model, the solution optimizes flexibility while minimizing initial pay-TV operator investment, said Joonhee Oh, head of Alticast’s Cloud Business unit.

“By being first to market with Ambient TV, [KT Skylife can] rapidly and cost-effectively deliver a high-quality, highly-secure service that directly addresses the threat posed by SVOD providers,” said Oh.

Shinho Ryu, head of business development for KT Skylife, added, “Working closely with Alticast has expedited KT Skylife’s entry into the OTT and TV Everywhere markets and development of additional paths to increased subscriber satisfaction.”

Alticast says Ambient TV’s modules allow complete control over publishing, business management, business intelligence, cloud DVR and content management, as well as seamless delivery of TV Everywhere content. Its cloud-based media platform interfaces with all elements of the media content delivery chain, including video headend servers, conditional access (CAS) and digital rights management (DRM) systems, system monitoring and client devices.

Customers such as KT Skylife can increase app creation flexibility by using Ambient TV to build client applications for iOS, Android, and Linux-based and HTML5/RDK set-top boxes, and can access developers’ information stored within the TV platform such as programming event schedules, VOD catalog, and user preferences.

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