Synamedia announced recently that it has signed two video services deals in Asia with India's Bharti Airtel and Malaysia's Astro.
Synamedia has extended its relationship with global telecoms operator Bharti Airtel. Airtel will continue to use Synamedia VideoGuard to safeguard its investments in live sports, news, entertainment and other premium content delivered to its 16 million DTH subscribers, and manage and monetize premium experiences on set-top boxes using Synamedia’s Foundation platform. This allows Airtel to roll out new premium services to customers without compromising on security.
In Malaysia, Synamedia has entered into a strategic partnership to deliver a seamless premium video experience to Astro subscribers across all devices.
The partnership has resulted in a major improvement to the user experience (UX) across the existing DVR and Astro Go video streaming services, said the Company. Astro customers can enjoy the next generation UI/UX which includes an intuitive seamless experience; a uniform look-and-feel across multi-devices; enhanced search; enriched metadata; and instantaneous playback using Synamedia’s adaptive bit rate streaming. Customers can upgrade to new hybrid DTH and IP enabled 4K UHD set-top boxes with the new UX and cloud-based recording (cDVR) features. This allows users to access the recordings on their DVR at home as well as using the Astro Go app.