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BskyB extends Agama quality assurance with OTT service

BSkyB has extended its DTV Monitoring Solution deployment from Agama, to cover its over-the-top (OTT) service playout.

British Sky Broadcasting, has extended its DTV Monitoring Solution deployment from Agama Technologies, to cover its over-the-top (OTT) service playout.

Sky has expanded its existing monitoring solution from Agama, with the aim of ensuring that its adaptive bitrate (ABR) streaming services are always available with the right quality, improving the end-user experience. The company has two OTT services: Sky Go, a TV Everywhere multiscreen offer, and NOW TV, a standalone OTT streaming product.

Sky’s selected solution has its core in the Agama Analyzer OTT Edge and Agama Enterprise Server EX products. The Analyzer OTT Edge is an ABR streaming quality assurance probe for fully automated QoE and QoS monitoring and testing of OTT audio and video services. The Enterprise Server EX integrates monitoring information from the Analyzers and correlates, refines and presents it in top-level views that give an understanding of when and where quality problems occur, where they begin and whom they affect.

Mikael Dahlgren (pictured), CEO at Agama Technologies, commented: “This deal is an excellent example of how Agama, with a true multiscreen and multiservice capable video quality assurance solution, creates world-class transparency for the new generation of adaptive streaming services, as well as for more traditional delivery mechanisms.”