Motama GmbH


IBC 2012: 110 TV channels for Swiss IPTV market

Surfnow's business-to-business IPTV service based on Motama servers to be launched by SwissTV.

Surfnow, a technology partner of Motama, has built a white-label IPTV service that allows businesses to seamlessly provide live TV services over the Internet or managed networks to their end customers.

The service is based on IPTV server products from Motama. DVB gateways, called TVCaster, handle the conversion of DVB signals to IP. Motama's high-end transcoding servers, called CodecCaster, provide the conversion to AVC/H.264 for adaptive streaming at different bitrates.

'Motama's technical support team was of great help during the hot phase of getting the solution up and running', says Thomas Rehak, project manager at Surfnow.

More than 110 TV channels in two different bitrates are by now available, managed by a middleware solution from Surfnow, and fully integrated into different client devices, such as set-top boxes. With the service focusing on the Swiss market, other countries and regions will be targeted in the near future.

Geneva-based company SwissTV, a provider of Video-on-Demand services including a set-top box, was won as first reference customer for the platform. A launch of the new service for end users is planned for the fourth quarter.

Meet us at IBC, Hall 14, Stand 14.564, September 7 to 11, 2012.
At the IBC trade show in Amsterdam, Motama will showcase the complete end-to-end solution for Internet wide distribution of live TV. Please contact us for booking a presentation or meeting.

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Surfnow is a start-up company founded by renowned media and network experts with the goal of providing IP based connectivity and services.

The products and services of Surfnow include high-speed Internet access, speech communication, TV and music-on-demand and video-on-demand services, as well as customer portal solutions.

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SwissTV is above all a team of movie and IT professionals with a common goal of bringing a fresh and innovative approach to Television.

Our core competence is in the design and development of proprietary and turn-key interactive TV solutions. Our team has extensive knowledge and experience with online platforms, our founders having previously founded and successfully grown an online currency trading platform.

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Motama provides solutions for delivery, processing, and presentation of audio and video content in IP networks.

Our product portfolio includes DVB gateways, encoder/transcoders, and streaming servers and protocols for content distribution.

These products drive applications in IPTV, Content Delivery Networks (CDN), Internet/Over-The-Top (OTT), Telecommunication, Mobile, Hospitality, and Corporate Networks.

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Motama's RelayCaster was chosen as Connected World.TV Awards Finalist.
Meet us at the awards dinner at the Hotel Okura on September 10th.

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