MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Anvato, the complete TV Everywhere and OTT platform provider, has announced that its Media Content Platform (MCP) has been shortlisted in the Services category of the IABM Design & Innovation Awards. The most recent enhancements to Anvato's MCP include support for cloud DVR on any screen and live-to-VOD file creation. Anvato was also a launch partner for Facebook's latest video API, providing Anvato customers with native video ingest and publishing capabilities, as well as advanced features that enhance user engagement. Anvato's 100% software-based approach continues to disrupt traditional television workflows, enabling broadcasters to streamline and automate the entire OTT service, from server to screen.
The IABM awards cast the spotlight on new solutions or products that bring benefit or create new opportunities to the broadcast and media industry, and will be presented at the upcoming IBC show in Amsterdam on September 12.
"Our latest innovations dramatically improve the quality of experience for viewers, while also making it easy for content owners and service providers to instantly deliver assets to any platform, including social media," said Alper Turgut, CEO of Anvato. "The Anvato cloud DVR solution replicates the living room experience on any screen, while live-to-VOD functionality is ideal for social sharing of premium content, including sports, news and concerts. Early integration of the Facebook video API also provides our customers with one-click social sharing, calls to action to increase engagement and monetization, and more."
Peter White, Chief Executive, IABM says, "We're delighted to announce the shortlisted candidates in our nine categories and highlight these pioneering products and services. Overall, the number and quality of entries are truly indicative of the talent and creativity inherent in the industry today. And, as we transition through some significant change, innovation and forward thinking have never been more important."
All Anvato products run on off-the-shelf hardware, and Anvato's MCP is a self-sufficient service with no third-party vendor or CDN dependencies. This approach provides customers with a more flexible service that is not only significantly more cost-effective, but also easier to deploy and manage compared to other OTT solutions. Customers include NBCUniversal, E.W. Scripps, FOX Sports, CBS Local Media and more than 200 broadcast stations in the United States.
Shortlisted entries will be judged by a panel of independent specialists chaired by John Ive, Director of Business Development and Technology, IABM. Winners will be announced at the IABM reception and awards ceremony at IBC in Amsterdam on Saturday, September 12 at 18h30.
Anvato solutions will be on display at booth 14.L20 at IBC 2015. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a meeting at the show.
For more information on the awards please visit: www.theiabm.org/designawards
Anvato is the most efficient and complete platform to power the TV Everywhere and OTT offerings for broadcasters and pay TV operators, for both live and video-on-demand. Since its industry-leading turnkey technology streamlines video ingest to playback, Anvato can uniquely guarantee the highest-quality and most-efficient delivery of the right content and advertising on all devices. Customers include NBCUniversal, FOX Sports, Media General, Univision, Hearst Television, E.W. Scripps, Gray Television, and CBS Local Media. Anvato is headquartered in Mountain View, CA, and winner of a Streaming Media Best of NAB 2014 award. For more information, visit www.anvato.com
About the IABM:
The IABM, is the authoritative voice of the broadcast and media technology supply industry worldwide. Its wide range of services to members encompasses market research and intelligence, training, expert representation at standards bodies and broadcasting unions, executive networking opportunities, and preferential purchasing. A presence at every major broadcast tradeshow, the IABM also provides a valuable channel for communication among broadcast manufacturers, government, and regulatory bodies. Additional IABM activities include awards programs for innovation and scholarships designed to stimulate the development of the broadcast and electronic media industries on an international basis. For more information, please visit www.theiabm.org