Starz Entertainment, LLC – USA
“We set out to find an interactive television delivery system that was both a proven and reliable platform that supported other middleware platforms currently deployed across an array of multi-service operator partners. This solution would need to give us the ability to test as well as deploy our product knowing it will integrate smoothly into our existing ecosystem including our transmission systems and our Starz™ content management system.
Softel’s MediaSphere™ product line not only met the requirements, but it excelled in each of those areas. MediaSphere’s single server, cross-platform capability sets it apart. And the SDK Softel provides delivered the flexibility to easily integrate it into our systems, especially when it came to schedule integration.
MediaSphere Lab allows us to test our applications with integration into in-house headend and transmission systems. Given its common core with MediaSphere TX, we know it will work seamlessly when we deploy. All the good hardware won’t mean much without a solid customer service behind it.
We have been delighted by the excellent levels of customer service we have received from Softel throughout, and are happy to recommend MediaSphere to other broadcasters.”
Wael Adi, Senior Program Manager, Starz Entertainment LLC
Showtime Networks Inc. – USA
“We’re always looking to break new ground while delivering top quality, cutting-edge entertainment and services to our viewers. We chose Softel and their MediaSphere iTV platform to roll these services out nationally because of their extensive expertise in interactive television both in the US and Europe. Softel worked closely with us and our other technology partners, Ensequence, VDS and Verizon, to provide a seamlessly integrated solution.”
Robert Hayes – Senior Vice President and General Manager of Digital Media, Showtime Networks Inc.
Canoe Ventures – USA – Joint venture of the leading cable television companies in America
“Softel is constantly evolving its platform to answer the complex technical challenges presented by interactive television. The company has also demonstrated a commitment to deliver full interoperability, and its in-depth knowledge of U.S. deployments is extremely valuable.”
Joel Hassel – Chief Executive Officer, Canoe Ventures