Broadband Satellites preps OTT for Guyana | OTT | News | Rapid TV News
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Broadband Satellites has launched a new streaming content service targeting Guyana’s 200,000 active Internet subscribers and 450,000 smartphone users with a mix of video-on-demand (VOD) and linear TV channels.

guyanaThe service is based on the over-the-top (OTT) video platform technology from SotalCloud and Broadband Satellites added that it has comprehensive VOD libraries uploaded and will be piloting the service using local linear TV channels.

“There is a large and untapped audience for delivering video and musical content via Internet-based channels,” said Brian Yong, CEO and CTO at Broadband Satellites. “We considered this opportunity and began to explore the technological possibilities required to set up such a service. SotalCloud gave us free access to a proof-of-concept instance of their platform and after a couple of hours of customisation, we had our first iOS, Android and web apps working. After initially contracting with a number of vendors for our OTT deployment, we could immediately see the potential from this new solution and it’s unbelievable that we could get it working within the first two hours of trying after more than six months of no progress.”

SotalCloud CEO, Russell Foy added: “With the combination of the knowledge of the Caribbean potential OTT market and how to customise and rapidly deploy our platform, Broadband Satellites is uniquely positioned to both expand their OTT offering, and to help other Tier 2 and 3 providers launch their own service that could help transform the entire Caribbean community regarding OTT video offerings.”

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