Cincinnati Bell Launches Next Generation Video Platform with Vecima
Victoria, B.C. – (February 17, 2020) – Vecima Networks Inc. (TSX: VCM) announced today that Cincinnati Bell (NYSE: CBB) has selected MediaScaleX™, Vecima’s industry-leading end-to-end video delivery solution to upgrade its existing video platform.
Through the MediaScaleX platform, regional content origination sites enable subscribers to access both local and national video feeds anywhere within the provider’s footprint through a seamless, single integrated user interface. MediaScaleX will deploy across all of Cincinnati Bell’s markets in Greater Cincinnati and Hawaii, and offers integrated OTT content, Cloud DVR, Start Over TV, Catch Up TV, and unified search.
“Cincinnati Bell is happy to work with Vecima in expanding the capabilities of our successful content offering. Like Cincinnati Bell, Vecima has built a strong platform and has demonstrated a commitment to innovating the future of video delivery,” said Michele Lehmkuhl, Vice President of Product Strategy Management for Cincinnati Bell. “Selecting the highly flexible MediaScaleX software solution enables us to evolve faster, introduce exciting new services to our customers, and is uniquely designed to scale as our footprint continues to expand.”
MediaScaleX//Origin and Storage solutions feed into MediaScaleX//Cache infrastructure and will offer increased capacity and new services offerings within Cincinnati Bell’s content platform. Supported services will include live and on-demand content life-cycle management, time-shifted TV streaming, just-in-time packaging, content protection, and delivery to a wide variety of IP devices.
Built on a hyper-converged platform, which leverages common hardware infrastructure, the MediaScaleX solution provides the cost profile service providers need today, combined with the flexibility they need to scale to future demands and new access networks.
“Globally, both the consumption and delivery of video is rapidly changing. To take advantage of new opportunities, service providers need to adapt to the evolving demands of IP video and OTT platforms,” said Clay McCreery, Chief Revenue Officer at Vecima. “Cincinnati Bell is one of the most innovative operators in our industry, and we are proud to partner with them to provide cutting edge services and next generation video delivery architecture.”
About Cincinnati Bell Inc.
With headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio, and a local office in the Dayton area, Cincinnati Bell Inc. (NYSE: CBB) delivers integrated communications solutions to residential and business customers over its fiber-optic and copper networks including high-speed internet, video, voice and data. Cincinnati Bell provides service in areas of Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and Hawaii. In addition, enterprise customers across the United States and Canada rely on CBTS and OnX Canada, wholly-owned subsidiaries, for efficient, scalable office communications systems and end-to-end IT solutions. For more information, please visit www.cincinnatibell.com. The information on the Company’s website is not incorporated by reference in this press release.
About Vecima Networks
Vecima Networks Inc. is a global leader focused on developing integrated hardware and scalable software solutions for broadband access, content delivery, and telematics. We enable the world’s leading innovators to advance, connect, entertain, and analyze. We build technologies that transform content delivery and storage, enable high-capacity broadband network access, and streamline data analytics. For more information, please visit www.vecima.com.
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