Inuk Networks, a triple-play service provider, and Move Networks, a provider of online television services, have announced a strategic partnership that aims to transform the internet television experience for service providers, content owners and consumers.
Under the agreement, Inuk will integrate Move Networks’s video publishing system, including Move Simulcode and Move Adaptive Stream, to deliver a combined solution using Inuk’s igloo virtual set-top box solution for PCs and Macs. Inuk will also offer a complete wholesale solution for content owners and platform operators, including the combined technology solution plus hosting, systems integration, billing, play-out, support and content delivery network services.
This will mean content owners and platform operators can not only offer an internet television experience with high-fidelity video images and a near-instantaneous start, but now can add a standalone television application offering a full electronic program guide, channel change using keyboard or IR/Bluetooth remote, on-screen overlays and picture in picture features, said Move Networks.
Marcus Liassides, CEO of Inuk Networks, said: We looked at numerous peer-to-peer and traditional streaming solutions to provide an internet delivery solution for our igloo PC solution but it’s impossible to replicate a true television experience if you have buffering every time you channel surf. Move Networks’s technology changes that and together we are taking internet television to the next level by merging the best of the traditional and new online television worlds.