Press release: Orange peers with Appear TV for contribution and IPTV/OTT in Slovakia

X20 Assembly

Oslo, Norway – Appear TV, a leading provider of next-generation video processing platforms for broadcast and streaming, is pleased to announce that Orange Slovensko, a leading telco provider in Slovakia has adopted the X Platform to increase network capacity and functionality, to the benefit of their customers.

As an experienced Appear customer, running the IPTV/OTT/satellite-uplink facilities in Bratislava and Banská Bystrica, Orange is no stranger to the power and flexibility of Appear solutions. When Orange set out to upgrade their facilities, selecting Appear was the natural choice.

Partnering with Sunteq for local integration and delivery, Orange sought to improve their multicast interconnection with enhanced bandwidth, geo redundant peering and superior redundancy. At the same time, Orange wanted to improve customer experience by offering compression of UHD services in HEVC.

“Utilizing the flexibility and customization available to us in the X Platform, we were able to design a solution meeting or exceeding the customers requirement in all areas”, said Mr. Juraj Sramek, CEO of Sunteq. “Our partnership with Appear TV allows us to offer our customers an easy transition to the next generation of services.”

“By offering fully redundant high capacity interfaces combined with top of class compression quality, the solution is truly versatile in its adaptability to Orange’s requirements”, said Mr. Naser Nazar Haify, International Account Manager at Appear. “We are pleased to extend our relationship with Orange Slovensko, and look forward to working with them on other exciting projects such as esports.”

“Appear has provided us with a solution delivering operational simplicity in response to our complex requirements, in combination with local expertise and support”, said Martin Lednar, Service Platforms & Products Manager, Orange Slovensko. “The purpose-built X Platform solution supports all of our desired features and redundancy, whilst providing a platform that grows and adapts to our needs.”

The software-defined hardware allows Orange to run multiple features on identical hardware modules. All modules, power supplies and fans are of course hot-swappable. Installation and configuration of the X Platform is handled by Sunteq, Appear’s business partner and system integrator in Slovakia.

About Appear:

Appear is a leading provider of media processing and delivery technology. Headquartered in Oslo, Norway and with customers in over 100 countries, Appear provides the backbone that production companies, telcos and broadcasters rely on to make immersive live experiences possible for their viewers. With world-class products and expertise, Appear’s focus on modularity, efficiency and high quality helps customers stay ahead of competition in a market where expectations and requirements are constantly changing and evolving.