Concurrent (NASDAQ: CCUR), a global leader in video and media data solutions, today announced Virgin Media, the largest quad-play provider of broadband Internet, television, mobile and fixed line telephony services in the United Kingdom, has selected Concurrent’s MediaHawk VX™ unified content delivery network solution to support video services to IP connected devices.
Virgin Media will use Concurrent’s MediaHawk® technology to support Virgin TV Anywhere, a new cloud-based entertainment service that gives customers the flexibility to enjoy their favorite TV content on computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones. Concurrent enables Virgin Media to reach multiple devices using a common software solution and content delivery architecture. MediaHawk supports a wide variety of video applications, including linear broadcast, video on-demand, time-shifted TV and network DVR. With its embedded eFactor content workflow features, MediaHawk simplifies multi-screen content delivery and reduces operational costs by adapting source content on-the-fly to satisfy the requirements of each target device.
“With Virgin TV Anywhere, Virgin Media is helping our customers enjoy compelling entertainment whenever they want, wherever they are. We continue to grow the services we offer and, with Concurrent’s solution, we can reach new screens more easily and rapidly scale our system to meet increasing demand for Internet-based services,” said Scott Kewley, Virgin Media’s Director, Multi-Screen Product. “Concurrent’s unified solution was a great fit for us given the wide range of services we offer. We are committed to offering our customers a compelling experience on every screen and we are excited to be working with Concurrent to achieve our goals.”
Concurrent adds Virgin Media to a growing list of high profile customers in Europe, which includes Kabel Deutschland in Germany, ZON Multimedia in Portugal, Telefonica in Spain, and Vectra in Poland.
“We are proud to be working with Virgin Media to deliver innovative multi-screen video services to consumers,” said Jim Marino, Senior Vice President of Sales for Concurrent. “Concurrent’s strategy has been to provide operators with solutions that make it easier to launch new applications on any screen. The selection of our technology by Virgin Media is a key milestone in our progression, highlighting the strength of our technology, the success of our continued market expansion, and our commitment to winning new marquee accounts around the globe.”