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Seeafrika selects RGB to tap European need for African OTT

At NAB 2014 (booth SU5324), RGB Networks, provider of scalable, unified solutions for multiscreen video delivery, today announced that Seeafrika, provider of the world’s first Pan-African bouquet, is deploying RGB’s TransAct Encoder/Transcoder as a software-license along with RGB’s TransAct Packager to facilitate the delivery of its over-the-top (OTT) video services.

With the number of connected devices entering the market showing no sign of slowing, video service providers (VSPs) looking to deliver premium OTT content to an ever expanding universe of screens require a versatile, future-proof solutions in order to overcome the complex content processing demands involved. With its target audience geographically dispersed across Europe, Seeafrika plans to roll out 30 broadcast channels to subscribers in the initial stage of its deployment. While its OTT services are aimed predominantly at viewers using popular Android and iOS-based devices, RGB’s combined TransAct solution will enable the operator to deliver video to any IP-enabled device in the future as Seeafrika’s subscription base grows.

“In Europe the current offering of African TV channels available to view, whether via satellite or IPTV, is limited to roughly 100,000 viewers – yet there is an estimated population of four million people on the continent who will be interested in accessing specific, local African content from their homes on the continent. We needed an intelligent and flexible solution to make our vision a reality, and RGB’s package does just that,” says Issa salifou dit Saley, President of Seeafrika. “RGB’s customer portfolio, experience of working with operators of our size and its existing relationship with our European hosting provider, Eutelsat, made it the obvious choice for us.”

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