2014

VisualOn Powers TVB.COM's Android Apps in Hong Kong TVB.COM's GOTV and myTV apps feature VisualOn's OnStream MediaPlayer+ technology

SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VisualOn, Inc., a multimedia software company that enables high-quality video and audio across connected devices, today announced that TVB.COM Limited is a new international customer. VisualOn powers TVB.COM's mobile apps, GOTV and myTV on the Android platform. By integrating VisualOn's OnStream MediaPlayer+, a solution supporting high-quality playback across any connected device, TVB.COM can now provide its Hong Kong customers with video streaming on-the-go.

Global mobile video consumption and mobile device fragmentation – particularly on the Android platform – continues to grow rapidly. According to OpenSignal, there are nearly 12,000 distinct device models on the market, all with varying hardware capabilities, streaming protocols and formats. VisualOn's OnStream MediaPlayer+ allows TVB.COM to overcome this challenge by effectively scaling its solution to deliver media across any device. As a result, the technology behind GOTV and myTV provides Hong Kong consumers with high-quality audio and visual playback across older devices (running Android 2.3 Gingerbread) to the latest models. The service will stream up to 720p at one megabit per second, the typical resolution standard for most Android 4.0 and higher smartphones.

"The international mobile market is growing at a rapid pace and Hong Kong is a leader in smartphone usage per capita," said Andy Lin, CEO of VisualOn. "We're thrilled that TVB.COM leveraged VisualOn's expertise in solving the challenge of delivering media throughout the device ecosystem. We're confident that TVB.COM will efficiently scale media delivery across any customer device and provide the rich and seamless viewing experience users want – from anywhere in the world."

"We needed a solution that helped us easily scale our mobile solution across the Android platform," said Kenneth Wong, Chief Operating Officer at TVB.COM Limited. "The proven performance of VisualOn's OnStream MediaPlayer+ gave us the ability to deliver a high-quality video experience to the Android devices that our customers choose."

GOTV is a paid cross-platform video on demand service that launched in January 2014. Users can enjoy more than 10,000 episodes of TVB classic episodes that were produced within the last 46 years. Launched with great success in November 2012, myTV app brings users up to speed on the latest TVB entertainment programs and news.

To download the app, visit:
GOTV: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tvb.videostore
GOTV Tablet: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tvb.vod 
myTV: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.quickplay.tvbmytv

About VisualOn

VisualOn, Inc. is a Silicon Valley-based multimedia software company that enables rich entertainment experiences across smartphones, tablets, laptops, connected TVs and other mobile and convergent devices. VisualOn's unique patented technology is designed to be platform-agnostic for ease of integration, with optimized quality and performance and minimal power consumption. VisualOn supports streaming, VOD, mobile TV and other multimedia applications with quality levels rivaling hardware-based solutions. For more information, please visit www.visualon.com.

About TVB.COM Limited

TVB.COM (www.tvb.com) is the official website of TVB and has been in operation since 2000. It hosts TVB programming content and ranks number 1 in terms of the Total Time Spent among all properties (excluding Facebook, Yahoo, Google and Microsoft) based on data from comScore. It was rewarded six Media Convergence Awards by the Hong Kong Association of Interactive Marketing for its outstanding performance. Riding on the high penetration of Internet-connected devices, TVB.COM launched a series of mobile applications, i.e. myTV, GOTV, TVB NEWS App, TVB Finance App, TVB Zone, myEPG, TVB Fun and tvb.com weibo, to facilitate the audience enjoying TVB programs anywhere and anytime. For more information, please visit corporate.tvb.com.

SOURCE VisualOn, Inc.



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