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Helsinki, 02.05,2024:  Telefónica Servicios Audiovisuales (TSA), the Telefónica Group company specializing in broadcast audiovisual services and solutions, has decided to enhance their operations by renewing their legacy EPG platform with Icareus Playout. As the largest privately-owned satellite teleport in Spain, TSA recognized the need for a modern, flexible solution to elevate their workflows, operations, and ultimately, customer satisfaction. 

The existing PSI/SI and EPG platform, integral to TSA’s terrestrial broadcasting services, reached its end-of-life phase, necessitating an advanced replacement. After a meticulous selection process, TSA enlisted the expertise of Icareus and their Spanish partner, QinMedia, to orchestrate a seamless migration and implement an optimized EPG workflow. 

Collaboratively, QinMedia and Icareus took on the challenge, constructing integrated workflows for TSA’s operations team. This strategic approach empowers TSA to center their focus on nurturing customer success and to furher develop their operations. 

"Partnering Icareus in this project has been a pleasure. TSA is a key customer for QinMedia and we had no other choice than offering them the undisputed leader solution in the EPG servers market. It has been proved to be the right choice."
Mr Roberto Martínez Morán
CTO at QinMedia

The Icareus Playout platform, a renowned global broadcast solution, has been chosen by prominent broadcasters and DVB operators across Europe and MENA, including notable names like Arabsat, Asharq News, Arqiva, BVN, Dialog TV, DU, France24, Freesat, Mediaset, Persidera, Telefonica, Telenet, Telespazio, and RAI. Renowned for its modularity, security, and robustness, Icareus Playout facilitates the seamless management of multichannel and -network EPG data. The platform facilitates unique configurations of EPG data sources, EIT tables, PSI/SI descriptors, and even bespoke setups to meet specific needs. 

"Icareus Playout has streamlined the process of creating services in a tree structure, as well as the customized configuration of other services such as text encoding, individual time setting or TTL for each transport, amongst others. This project has granted us greater flexibility, as well as an important personalized attention and professionalism from Qin Media team”.
Mr Julio López Pérez
Internal Support and Implementation Department at TSA

With the adoption of Icareus Playout, TSA takes a significant leap forward in optimizing their operations, streamlining workflows, and delivering enhanced customer experiences. This transformation underscores Icareus’ commitment to fostering excellence in the broadcasting landscape, solidifying TSA’s position as a leader in the industry.

Icareus Playout provides TSA with a versatile solution for managing its Electronic Program Guide, ultimately enhancing the television experience for viewers. Seamlessly integrated into TSA’s systems, Icareus Playout ensures a continuous, fully automated EPG content workflow, operating 24/7.

“At Icareus, we are thrilled to be part of Telefónica Servicios Audiovisuales' transformative journey as they renew their EPG platform with Icareus Playout. Collaborating with our partner QinMedia, we have ensured a seamless migration, enabling TSA to focus on customer success. The Icareus Playout platform, empowers TSA to efficiently manage EPG data, delivering a superior TV experience. This partnership exemplifies our dedication to elevating broadcasting standards and we are excited to continue contributing to TSA's leadership in the industry.”
Mr Toni Leiponen
Icareus’ Managing Director

Icareus Playout Platform has been in production since 2004 and is trusted by leading operators and broadcasters serving customers in 50 countries. Icareus Playout product family includes Icareus Playout EP PSI/SI and EPG server, Icareus CS DSM-CC Carousel server for HbbTV and other Interactive TV standards, Icareus Playout DVB SSU server for over-the-air updates and Icareus Playout Compact Lab solution for research, development and testing TV services.

More information: https://icareus.com/products/icareus-playout-broadcast-service-management-platform/  

Icareus Ltd is established 2001 and has a headquarters in Helsinki, Finland. Combining online and broadcast technologies have been the core of our activities over two decades, true pioneers some say. We’ve been making the change from linear TV to today’s multi-screen experience. Icareus solutions are enjoyed by millions of consumers via our broadcaster, operator, OTT and OVP customers in over 60 countries. 

Icareus TV & Video Cloud and Icareus Playout, a trusted broadcast platform for EPG, Data carousels and OTA support solutions for HbbTV, OTT, TV Everywhere, Addressable TV advertising and Audience Measurement.

More information: https://www.icareus.com  

QinMedia QinMedia represents the commitment of a group of professionals with a vast experience in the Broadcast and Telco market to fulfill the needs of an evolving market demanding the most technologically advanced and highest technical skills to support them. 

QinMedia is positioned as a Software and Hardware solutions provider wherever the added value constitutes a differentiating factor over other market alternatives. 

To the proven quality of the products distributed, QinMedia’s team tacks on consulting, implementation, commissioning, training and after-sales support. This approach entitles us to cover all aspects needed to ensure the success of systems or subsystems deployment projects within the broadcast environment. 

With a new technologies oriented vocation applied to the changing media consumption patterns, QinMedia stands for a trusted partner to join the customers in its technology migration journey.

More information: https://qinmedia.com/  

Telefonica Servicios Audiovisioales (TSA) is the Telefónica Group company that has been creating broadcast audiovisual solutions since 1993. With its headquarters in Spain and an office in Latin America, TSA stands out for its international character, offering broadcast and multimedia services and solutions worldwide. 

We provide end-to-end consulting, design, and integration for audiovisual projects. Our comprehensive solutions cover television production, innovative projects (including those based on AI), and services for video platforms such as DTH, IPTV, OTT, and channel broadcasting. In addition to project and services work, we offer training, coaching, and support at various service levels.  

Notably, we manage Spain’s largest fully private teleport, distributing over 700 television and radio channels, as well as providing internet access, Starlink, LAN, VoIP, and data services. 

Our extensive experience has been shaped over the years through the design, execution, and support of numerous projects for both our own company and our clients. We believe in customer orientation, innovation, and flexibility. Our commitment is to promote technological solutions that adapt to the ever-changing needs of the dynamic audiovisual world. 

More information: https://www.telefonicaserviciosaudiovisuales.com/en/ 

For more Information:  

Ms. Jessica Glad 
Marketing 
Icareus Ltd 

Email: [email protected] 

Telephone: +358 (0)9 2289 0801 

 

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LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/icareus-ltd- 

 

Telefónica Servicios Audiovisuales  

Noemí Pérez Villanueva 
MKT & COM 
Email: [email protected] 
Telephone: +34 630 95 30 89  

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Helsinki, 31.01.2024: Telenet, a leading innovator in the broadcasting industry and the largest cable broadband services provider in Belgium, has embarked on a transformative project, choosing to replace its existing DVB-MHP carousel playout system with Icareus Playout. The project is facilitated and managed by Icareus’ System Integration partner Divitel and the solution is now in production.

With a vision of providing an unparalleled viewing experience, Telenet’s new carousel system is projected to remain operational for a substantial span of at least 6 years, a commitment Icareus and Divitel were happy to make. This commitment to longevity underlines Telenet’s dedication to consistent excellence and customer satisfaction.

In pursuit of a tailored solution that meets Telenet’s unique needs, the company has chosen Icareus Playout. The decision to go with Icareus was preceded by meticulous testing to ensure seamless technological compatibility. Icareus Playout aligns seamlessly with Telenet’s customised middleware and update mechanisms, as well as its complex broadcasting ecosystem.

"We are proud to have led the project management, bringing our specialized technical expertise in digital video broadcasting to this critical initiative. This project was not just important, significantly extending the lifespan of Telenet’s legacy set-top boxes. As we transition this project into its production phase, Divitel will continue to play a crucial role, offering steadfast support and coordination with Icareus, ensuring ongoing success and reliability."

Hans Kornmann
Divitel’s CEO and founder

One of the main considerations for Telenet was the preservation of its finely tuned set-top-box middleware environment. The new solution had to flawlessly integrate with the four models and their respective middleware without any modifications. Telenet’s rigorous requirements also mandated e.g. the ability to real-time update files without causing disruptions to both the set-top boxes and the server.

Key factors that played a pivotal role in Telenet’s selection of Icareus Playout include:

  • Tight Integration: Icareus Playout boasts a seamless integration with Telenet’s set-top boxes and their customised middleware. This integration ensures that viewers continue to enjoy an optimal user experience. 
  • Technological Compatibility: The comprehensive testing phase confirmed that Icareus Playout harmoniously syncs with Telenet’s broadcasting setup, ensuring no disruptions to operations. 
  • Long-Term Commitment: The dedication of Icareus to continuous product development, coupled with the local support offered through Divitel, solidified the partnership. This commitment promises ongoing enhancement and troubleshooting. 

"We are honored to be a part of Telenet's journey toward technological advancement. Our Playout solution aligns perfectly with Telenet's vision, and we are eager to contribute to their success."

Toni Leiponen
Toni Leiponen
CEO, Icareus Ltd

Icareus Playout is a modular, secure and robust broadcast platform for managing multichannel and -network datacasting needs.

Icareus Playout allows Telenet to manage its datacasting, MHP applications and middware upgrades with ease. Icareus Playout is tightly integrated to Telenet’s systems to provide a seamless 24/7 fully automated content workflow.

Icareus Playout Platform has been in production since 2004 and is trusted by leading operators and broadcasters serving customers in 50 countries.  Icareus Playout product family includes Icareus Playout EP PSI/SI and EPG server, Icareus CS DSM-CC Carousel server for HbbTV and other Interactive TV standards, Icareus Playout DVB SSU server for over-the-air updates and Icareus Playout Compact Lab solution for research, development and testing TV services.

Icareus Ltd was established in 2001 and is headquartered in Helsinki, Finland. Combining online and broadcast technologies has been the core of our activities for over two decades, making us true pioneers, some say. We have navigated the transition from linear TV to today’s multi-screen experience. Icareus solutions are enjoyed by millions of consumers through our broadcaster, operator, OTT, and OVP customers in over 60 countries.

Our offerings include Icareus TV & Video Cloud and Icareus Playout, a trusted broadcast platform for EPG, Data carousels, and OTA support solutions for HbbTV, OTT, TV Everywhere, Addressable TV advertising, and Audience Measurement.

Divitel excels in video distribution system integration and management, utilizing sophisticated automated technology and Artificial Intelligence to quickly address viewing issues for a diverse range of global cable, broadcast, and IP operators. Their approach, rooted in observability, ensures exceptional Quality of Experience (QoE), Quality of Service (QoS), and security across various platforms and devices. This strategy allows pay TV operators to concentrate on other critical areas, as Divitel’s advanced data mining, automation, and intelligent processes enable them to scale efficiently and fully capitalize on their video delivery investments. With Divitel, operators can effortlessly navigate the complexities of video distribution, eliminating operational stress. 

Telenet is the largest cable broadband connectivity provider in Belgium with 1,8 million video subscribers. Telenet is committed to helping people and businesses to stay one step ahead in the digital age. They want to build a society in which people enjoy living and working together, embracing the endless possibilities of the digital world to the fullest. For a better quality of life. Telenet is committed to offering customers the best connectivity, the best entertainment experience and the best business solutions, on the device of their choice, anytime, anywhere.

Technology is just technology, until we start to change the world with it. Telenet believes that technology can be used for the better. Strengthening what have already been achieved, and using it to enable deeper, more meaningful relationships with its customers and society.

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