Columbus simplifies IP video delivery in the Caribbean

Columbus International, a communications service provider based in the Bahamas, has selected solutions from Canadian firm SeaWell Networks to help deliver its hybrid IP video services across multiple markets in the Caribbean.

The company has chosen SeaWell Networks’ Spectrum Multiscreen 2.0 session delivery controller to simplify its IP video delivery complexities, reduce costs, and enable enhanced adaptive video management.

The service provider is planning to deliver hybrid IP video services – which include linear programming, network-based digital video recording, TV Everywhere and video-on-demand – to more than 450,000 customers in the region across any IP-connected device.

“Spectrum’s comprehensive carrier-grade platform includes network-side per session management, dynamic repackaging and DRM translation, helping us solve the challenge of delivering IP-video over unmanaged networks, and eliminating the need to multi-encrypt every video file prior to delivery – a huge time and cost savings,” said Darren Richer, chief technology officer of Columbus.

Columbus, which provides broadband services in Trinidad, Jamaica, Grenada and Curacao under the brand name ‘FLOW’, has already selected SeaWell to provide the Content Delivery Network technology needed to deliver its IP video service.

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