African telecom and pay TV provider Econet Media has tapped software and service provider Quadrille to provide technology to support a push on-demand catch-up TV service for Kwesé TV, its pay TV offering.
Quadrille will supply its file transfer QuadriFast platform to Kwesé TV, enabling the latter to deliver a catch-up service that can be accessed through linear TV on its DTH service with an external hard disk drive.
The QuadriFast software paltform provides multicast delivery of content, allowing broadcasters to set up an over-the-air or satellite delivery platform for services including catch up, live TV and video-on-demand.
“It’s not enough to have the best content, how we deliver our programming to our viewers is a critical aspect of our strategy. Regardless of the platform we want to ensure a seamless viewing experience for our audiences. This software provides the infrastructure required to deliver this service,” said Econet president and CEO Joseph Hundah.
“QuadriFast is an innovative solution which makes sure content is sent and stored locally close to the user. QuadriFast has tools which not only manage the distribution but also the updates and the removals of local content. The optimal use of the bandwidth performed by QuadriFast ensures an end-to-end service at lower costs for the benefit of all subscribers,” said Xavier Battas, CEO of Quadrille.