Frost & Sullivan Applauds Envivio's Long-Standing Revenue Leadership and Innovation in the Live Video Transcoding Market

Envivio has established a strategic partner ecosystem to facilitate end-to-end integration of unified head ends and multi-screen services

Mar 17, 2015, 09:00 ET from Frost & Sullivan

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent analysis of the media and entertainment video transcoding market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Envivio with the 2014 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Market Leadership for capturing the highest revenue share in the live transcoding segment of this market. Envivio has maintained its segment leadership with continuous investments in R&D toward features that are not only technically avant-garde, but also business-critical. Its wide geographic presence and ability to cater to a diverse variety of customers in terms of service type, size, and price tolerance have placed it at the head of the live video transcoding market.

In 2013, the company led the live multi-screen transcoding segment with a revenue share of nearly 10 percent, which was almost two percent more than its nearest competitor—a remarkable lead in a highly fragmented market. Envivio's Muse suite of products provides encoding and transcoding for Pay TV and multi-screen applications, including cable, satellite, Internet protocol TV (IPTV), and mobile delivery to managed set-top boxes, as well as a host of unmanaged devices such as PCs, game consoles, tablets, smart phones, and smart TVs. Customers value the convergence that Envivio offers, since the same products can be used for live linear managed delivery as well as multi-screen delivery.

"By enabling simultaneous transcoding, protection, and delivery to managed and unmanaged distribution networks, Envivio has won significant greenfield business with new IPTV services and is in demand during head-end upgrades by cable, satellite and IPTV service providers," said Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Avni Rambhia. "The Envivio platform aids the seamless distribution of any combination of TV, mobile, and broadband services, and can be easily scaled to ingest numerous channels from any source and transcode them for live, near-live and on-demand delivery."

The expansion of Envivio's portfolio allows it to offer virtualized video solutions in a service providers' privately owned cloud, a public cloud, or a combination of both. This gives operators the flexibility to launch or scale multi-screen video services using the efficiencies and elasticity of the cloud with fast time-to-market, seamless end-to-end integration, and a pay-as-you-grow OPEX model.

Envivio's product philosophy is centered on generating the best possible end-user experience in Pay TV, maximizing quality of experience, while minimizing bitrate. Acknowledging that different operators have different system requirements, it delivers its product either as a rack unit appliance with HD/SDI inputs or as software or virtual image that can be run on a blade server in a data center. Envivio also presents customer value in less tangible ways, such as improved channel density.

Traditionally an EMEA-centric company, Envivio today has a well-rounded global footprint through wins such as Comcast in NALA, and with Asia Pacific also rising in prominence. This geographic diversity is important to maintain its market leadership, as individual regions tend to cycle up and down in terms of investment momentum.

"Envivio is experiencing particularly strong wins in use cases where it can offer an all-in-one or 'converged' head end, such as IPTV/multi-screen, cable/multi-screen or direct to home or digital terrestrial television/multi-screen," noted Rambhia. "What resonates with clients is the combined value of improved video quality, simplified operations, and lower total cost of ownership. This encourages them to implement their next-generation Pay TV services on an all software and IP-based architecture powered by Envivio Muse."

Due to its market-leading position in the live multi-screen transcoding market, where it continues to maintain its leadership position against competitors in revenue and mind share, Frost & Sullivan is proud to bestow the 2014 Global Market Leadership Award in live video transcoding upon Envivio.

Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis and extensive secondary research to identify best practices in the industry.

About Envivio

Envivio (NASDAQ: ENVI) is a global market leader and innovator of video software solutions that are trusted by video service providers and content companies worldwide to power stunning video quality and captivating, personalized experiences to their millions of viewers on any device, over any network. Leveraging its pioneering and technically superior virtualized video delivery solutions, Envivio enables video operators of any size to increase revenues and reduce costs while uniquely providing the best-in-class quality, reliability, efficiency, and scalability to support the new age of video anywhere. Envivio is headquartered in South San Francisco, California with offices worldwide in France, China, Singapore and Japan. Visit www.envivio.com for more information, or connect with us on LinkedIn.

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