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Over-the-top and IPTV software solutions provider Anevia has released the latest version of its Flamingo software head-end which now enables hotels, hospitals and enterprises to implement viewing through OTT and virtual channels.

Anevia 7March2019Developed in-house, Flamingo version 4.2 is said to offer a host of new TV services including web TV, virtual channels and replay TV, as well as allowing users to record content. Through integration with Infinitum Media’s à la carte TV portal, Anevia hotels can now increase the guest experience by offering a large choice of TV channels from all over the world, with cleared licence rights.

The new release also enables hotels to create virtual channels with content that is specific to customers, including adverts and internal programming. The solution treats such content as a TV channel within the Flamingo 4.2 head-end, rather than playing it from a separate media player. This said Anevia brings organisations significant cost benefits, as there is no need for a separate HDMI encoder or media player, and  is said to be easy to update.

In addition, the company says that the upgrade enables organisations, such as hospitals, hotels and enterprises, to cater to the increasing demand for high-quality video through its HEVC descrambling function. The function has been field-tested by Canal+ Afrique, guaranteeing compatibility with its streams.

“The world is becoming more global, and the number of international guests at hotels is exploding,” commented Anevia vice president sales worldwide enterprise Ivonne Prugnaud. “What channels people choose to watch on TV, and in what language, will vary from country to country. So it’s crucial for hotels to offer a wider range of channels – including Web TV. We’re excited to be making this possible through Flamingo 4.2, with a pre-integrated catalogue of foreign channels.”