Burmese telco Global Technology Group is launching an over-the-top (OTT) service from Harmonic and Viaccess-Orca called La La Kyi, powered by Harmonic's VOS 360 media processing SaaS and Viaccess-Orca's TV-as-a-service (TVaaS) cloud-based TV platform.
Designed to speed up the time-to-market for OTT services, the platform will enable multiscreen live and video-on-demand (VOD) content. Harmonic and Viaccess-Orca will manage Global Technology Group's media processing and distribution workflow via the cloud.
"Providing TV everywhere services is becoming an absolute necessity for operators that want to stay competitive," said Prasert Laosaengpha, CTO at Global Technology Group. "We chose Harmonic and Viaccess-Orca’s end-to-end managed cloud-based media service platform to reduce our infrastructure costs and allow us to move fast, in terms of getting our new OTT service off the ground and adding new features in the future. We're excited to offer subscribers a large portfolio of local content on TVs, smartphones and tablets to compete with the major players."
Through the use of data and analytics, Viaccess-Orca's TVaaS platform will help drive better video quality for the operator's OTT customers and also provide security and DRM support across devices. VOS 360 can also support additional new services or peak events in the future, on-demand.
"Software-as-a-service is the best approach for new players in the OTT environment because it provides workflow simplicity, a fast time to market, and a usage-based pricing model. We're thrilled to help Global Technology Group deliver live and on-demand content with superior video quality, ensuring an unrivalled user experience," added Laosaengpha.