PHOENIX -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- LiveRelay, a revolutionary social TV platform, announced today that it has selected Octoshape, an industry leader in cloud-based streaming technology, to serve as the infrastructure beneath its Relay TV social media platform. This platform enables consumers to connect with friends and chat directly through their television.
LiveRelay, which targets socially connected TV viewers in the United States, offers a unique TV viewing experience that includes the ability to channel surf by what friends are watching. While watching the same show in different locations, viewers can talk and text each other through the TV.
“LiveRelay TV is the next big thing in social TV. Viewers can watch with friends as if they are in the same room together without the complexity of a second screen application,” said Kye Cheung, CEO of LiveRelay. “Our powerful technology is dependent upon reliable connections Octoshape provides to our end users. Octoshape is also able to provide the low buffering times we needed to mimic the TV-like experience users are accustomed to.”
Octoshape’s renowned video acceleration network provides a differentiated, patented technology platform that enables the evolution of global, cloud-based broadband TV. The patented routing algorithms combined with the suite of multicast technologies enable operators TV quality while enabling cost effective commercial models for premium content owners to reach millions of subscribers worldwide.
“Providing the content delivery network for LiveRelay’s unique social TV platform gave Octoshape the opportunity to partner yet again with one of the most innovative companies in the OTT IPTV space,” said Michael Koehn Milland, CEO of Octoshape. “By combining live and catch-up TV together with strong social media integration, we believe that LiveRelay has a compelling offer for this fast growing market.”
Octoshape’s technologies are adopted by leading broadcasters, content owners and technology providers in the world enabling them with TV Everywhere and OTT IPTV services at the highest possible quality. The global broadband TV platform outperforms traditional content delivery technologies across all key metrics, including startup time, buffer time; quality and view time.
Streaming media innovator Octoshape provides the enabling technology required to bring TV quality, TV scale and TV economics to the public Internet. The company is writing the next chapter of content delivery for broadband IPTV services. The Octoshape approach is more scalable, flexible and affordable than traditional content delivery (CDN) schemes, while providing feature-rich, high-quality viewing to the largest of audiences.
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About LiveRelay, Inc.
LiveRelay is an IPTV service platform that puts social media into TV. Our RelayTV platform offers viewers a simple and powerful interface with rich social networking features not available with traditional IPTV offerings. New social TV concept of “group-watch” can increase customer reach and stimulate viewer involvement. For a free demo, call (858) 348-1710.
For more information, visit www.relaytv.com