• What is Cloud to Cable TV?

    What is Cloud to Cable TV?

    Use Case : Music for Cable | Amplify your Reach®

    First Patent is Allowed and will be granted

    The patent filed for an important component of the “CloudtoCableTV” architecture has received a “Notice of Allowance” meaning that a patent will be granted as soon as fees are paid by me.  I will also file for continuations and other divisional, including the European Patent Office action that is also pending as part of a PCT Filing.   This is the first patent created and issued at the “EGLAVATOR

     

    The Problem

    Creating any “TV/Cable Network” is difficult.  The complexity of content distribution to cable/mobile operators (“affiliates”) is enormous and requires time, effort, lots of capital, and the use of multiple complex technologies.  As one example, satellite time required to distribute TV/music content cost thousands if not millions of dollars per year. In the case of music distribution, this is more complex, as revenues may need to be split among multiple brokers and intermediate agents.

    Additionally, current cable TV subscribers want to consume their TV and music content ontheir mobile devices and tablets. Users want to enjoy their cable TV subscriptions at home, school and office,  — any time, any where.

    Over-the-Top Platforms (OTT) are widely used today to sell individual subscriptions but not that many systems can reach out to millions of viewers without Cable TV’s help. Hence, Cable TV distribution provides a volume monetization outlet by tapping into millions of subscribers worldwide. Cable TV is the best monetization outlet for new networks including music channels, TV, and video Video on Demand (VOD) content.

    In this white paper, we introduce MEVIA as a novel platform solution for content distribution to mobile, web, and Cable/Satellite TV systems. MEVIA effectively reduces cost and maximizes returns.

     

    The Solution

    MEVIA is a unifiedmultimedia platform that enables quick and easy distribution of TV, video, and music package content to cable and mobile operators.  MEVIA connects the worlds of web/mobile with Communications Service Provider (CSP) or Multi-System Operator (MSO) content distribution headends.

    Our “Cloud to Cable” technology is a patented system that distributes and delivers TV, music, and video channels to satellite and cable TV operators as well as to mobile/web, providing a unified user experience. MEVIA is true to our “Amplify your reach®”slogan.

    MEVIA also includes customizable mobile applications and specialized equipment for Satellite and Cable TV broadcasting.

    When a content owner decides to distribute their content with MEVIA, the first step is to load TV feeds, music assets, and/or video content into MEVIA storage or ingest servers. The content is then made available securely in all the affiliate systems on Cable TV and mobile/web distribution via our mobile application. Finally, a content ownermay define special playlists and grid programming.Different pricing structures can be enables such as on aper subscriber-basis,per download, or a flat rate.

    What Type of TV, Music, and Video Offers are Available?

     

    The range of multimedia services that can be offered are:

    • VOD or Video On Demand
    • Linear Television Networks

     

    A media owner could offer, for example, a Cable TV and Mobile package that includes:

    • Thousands of VOD files
    • 50+ Music channels with customizable screens
    • 5+ Linear concert channels

    What Type of Formats?

    MEVIA uses all commonly available encoders and transcoders for audio and video, hence any file from any format can be ingested, processed and broadcasted. The most popular formats are MPEG, MP4, with encoding in H.264,. H.265, AAC, AC-3, and MP3.

    How does MEVIA Work?

    In essence, MEVIA connects to any web-based platform, rendering its contents and preparing multiple broadcast-ready streams for operators, mobile, and web.

    These streams can deliver:

    • Music with enhanced metadata
    • TV/Video with real-time enriched web-based information, such as twitter feeds
    • Music-only content

     

    In summary, Cloud to Cable and MEVIA provides three main delivery mechanisms:

    • Applications – Mobile and Web
    • Linear streams – Cable Systems and Satellite Operators
    • Over-the-Top Applications for Apple TV, Chromecast, Smart TVs,and private systems

     

     

    We will present howthe business model works, some case studies. and our mobile application.

    Business Model

    The business model used by MEVIA issubscriber-based and perfectly aligns with the proven “Multichannel Video Provider Distributor” (MVPD)business model.  In this model, operators purchase packages from companies such as Time Warner, SONY, ESPN, Disney, CNN, and many others at prices that range from cents to several dollars paid per subscriber.  The MVPD generates revenue through adding targeted distribution capability.  In this case, an MVPD will use MEVIA to purchase TV, Music, and Video content, pay the content owner and resell that content rights to all their subscribers as part a “Digital” or “Premium” package, or as any format that the operator chooses to use. For Example a Cable TV Operator may purchase ESPN package for $3.95/subscriber and sell a premium package with ESPN For $29.99/subscriber, it is likely that other similar network would cost the operator between cents per subscriber to a few dollars.  Package pricing depends on volume and in some cases, years of negotiations and agreements.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MEVIA will provide as many channels as are included in an agreement with a specific provider,and will deliverthat contentto the operator in the format that their system supports– Linear TV, VOD, or Interactive.

     

    Case Study: CABLEVISION MEXICO

    As an example, CABLEVISION MEXICO needed 50+ music channels branded under their name “CABLEVISION”in market.  They provided a set of backgrounds that were used for customizable screensbroadcasted to their users on channels 800-850. The broadcast should include their logo and artist/song metadata, as shown here:

     

    MEVIA created all the music channels simultaneously and broadcasted a lineup ready for more than 1 Million subscribers in Mexico City. Similar screens were made for AXTEL TV, a smaller operator in Mexico City.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Sample Set Top Boxes for DMX and CABLEVISION Music


    Case Study: MOOD MEDIA

    MOOD MEDIA ingested thousands of song files into MEVIA’s storage platform via secured FTP (SFTP). The files were stored in 256Kbps format in some cases where stored in MP3 in others AC-3.\

    The multimedia content might be hosted within MEVIA’s storage platform and content management. In this case study, a product was created for DMX Music/MOOD Media in 2013-2015 timeframe where all the assets were hosted by MEVIA. MEVIA applications and platform was used to synchronize up to 10+ Cable Operators broadcasting multiple packages with 50+ music channels,some with audio-only some others with video and metadata.   MOOD MEDIA had over 20M subscribers in operators that included TIGO, CLARO, and many others.

    In this case, a customized HTML web application and native applications were used together for mobile/web and OTT that complemented the Cable Operator offering.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Demonstration: Case Study Using Spotify (Internal Test)

    Assume a CSPhas decided to make a deal with “Spotify” and would like to broadcast music to  2M subscribers with a package composed of 50 music channels from Spotify and a few music video channels from a different provider,VEVO.

     

    Without our Cloud to Cable technology, this would be a daunting task, besides the associated cost for satellite fees, and additional complications.  In this figure, MEVIA facilitates distribution of a web application to be part of the Cable TV channel line-up.

     

    MEVIA Cloud will connect to the web-provider and retrieve all required webassets that are currently in use by Spotify. The authentication and authorization can also be linked in connection with the Cable Operator and MEVIA provides a method for single sign-on.

     

    MEVIA can accommodate 50-100 music channels broadcasting in SD, HD, or even 4K depending on the bandwidth that the operator may have available for this service.

     

    Now, an Operator will be able to offer a particular set of Spotify playlists to its subscribers and increase Spotify® music viewership by 2M subscribers.

     

    Similarly, VEVO has no cable TV product offering, MEVIA can enable both VOD and Linear Programming streaming from the same appliance using our caching and distribution network that has been put in place for Spotify®

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    Case Study: SKY Brasil and SKY TUNES Application

     

    SKY BRASIL® created SKY TUNES,a product that was powered by MEVIA from 2013-2015.  MEVIA provided all OTT streams for thousands of customers in that part of the world. SKY TUNES mobile applications were downloaded by millions of subscribers in IOS and Android.   MEVIA provided to SKYTUNES APIs, streams, and playlists for the application, as well as analytics.

     

     

     


     

    Multimedia Ingest

    Ingest of media can be done to our cloud storage in our platform, by simply adding and dropping all the required music files in MP3, AAC, or AC-3 Formats.

    Movies can also be uploaded and ingested by accessing the storage and uploading all the required MP4, MPEG-2, or any other format encoded in any known video encoder, suchas H.264, H.265, MPEG2 Video, and many others.

     

     

    Mobile Apps for MEVIA

    MEVIA provides two middleware components, one for music content that was branded initially as “Mediamplify Music” and MEVIA Apps. The fist app is music-centric only, and is capable of handling thousands of music channels in linear format, including“keyword” seed stationscapability.  MEVIA is more video and music centric, in other words playback of video and music for IOS and Android. The sample implementations and can be customizedwith any additional branding or screens as the operator requires.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


    Patents and Trademarks

     

    Amplify your Reach ® is a registered trademark of EGLA COMMUNICATIONS

    US15/538,911 and PCT/US2015/067464 METHOD, SYSTEM, AND APPARATUS FOR MULTIMEDIA CONTENT DELIVERY TO CABLE TV AND SATELLITE OPERATORS

     US PATENT 7339493MULTIMEDIA CONTROLLER

     


    For a PDF version of this document: What is Cloud to Cable

     

  • Plataforma de Música y Televisión

    Plataforma de Música y Televisiøn : MEDIAMPLIFY®:

    Amplify your reach

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    A Cloud to Cable TV™ Plataforma de Música, TV, y Video

    Dr. Edwin A. Hernandez
    Gerente de Tecnología – EGLA COMMUNICATIONS

    La Plataforma de Música y  Televisión Mediamplify® es una multiplataforma de distribución de contenido web, móvil y para sistemas de Televisión por cable. Mediamplify® permite el uso de una infraestructura de nube que se conecte con cabeceras de Cable TV como COMCAST, CLARO, TIGO Home, entre otros sistemas alrededor mundial que aglutinan cerca de mil millones de suscriptores.

    Nuestra plataforma de nube toma ventaja de una estructura virtualizada que incluye redes definidas por software e instancias de nube para llevar música, TV, video, y entretenimiento en forma escalable, segura, y confiable a los usuarios finales de los servicios de TV/Música. La nube también permite interconectarse con sistemas masivos de almacenamiento, contabilidad y cobros, y sobre todo con tecnóloga web de HTML 5.

    A su vez contamos con el software necesario para conectaros en forma directa a Chromecast®, Apple TV®, and Android TVs.

    EGLA ha creado y anidado el termino “Cloud to Cable™” o “Nube a Cable” que significa que los contenidos disponibles en la nube están listos para ser transmitidos en la TV por Cable todo desde una plataforma unificada Mediamplify®.

    A si  mismo, proveedores y creadores existentes de contenido de música y video enviar vía “streaming” este contenido desde su propia nube, o sistemas como el Chromecast, videos en demanda o su propia fuente de televisión en vivo.

    Este documento describe los beneficios de “Cloud to Cable™” y como puede llevar música, TV, contenido de video a los dispositivos móviles, web, y Cable TV. Para finalizar introducimos, MEVIA, que es la aplicación móvil que lleva al usuario final el acceso a contenido de TV, videos y música con un componente de seguridad.

     

    ¿Qué es Cloud to Cable™?

    Cloud to Cable™ es una tecnología patentada  que trae el contenido creado en HTML5 a su operador de cable en el formato apropiado y con la disponibilidad y confiabilidad requerida por un operador de cable TV. Por lo tanto, cualquier servicio creado en HTML5 con video, TV, redes sociales, puede ser transmitido a un cable operador.

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    El contenido se crea en lenguaje de web, HTML o HTML5 el cual puede ser “responsive” y con javascript.

    Web HTML

    Este contenido es procesado y capturado por nuestro software de Mediamplify software para crear canales de televisión independientes que combinan música, video y las interfaces del usuario creadas en formato HTML5.  Por ejemplo, el uso de “tags” de HTML como video, canvas, entre otros, que son actualmente procesadas por WebKit.

    En forma muy similar,  Cloud to Cable™ permite la captura del contenido de TV y la grilla de programación en una cablera tradicional y que esta sea enviada a la nube para que últimamente este en formato móvil y disponible en cualquier dispositivo Smart TV o similar.

    Cloud to Cable™ cubre ambas direcciones, el insertar música y TV creadas en formato HTML5 que se pueden transmitiré en el sistema de  Cable TV, y de Cable TV a sistemas  de música y contenido en HTML5 o el Web.

    ¿Cómo funciona La Plataforma de Música y Televisión en Cloud to Cable™?

    La plataforma musical de Cloud to Cable™  usa la nube para escalar y crear servidores que se encarga de la música, los listados de cada canal, el manejo de los recursos musicales, codificación, manejo de derechos de autor y el envío de audio de la más alta calidad.  En forma adicional, la meta data y las interfaces a aplicaciones (APIs) ayudan en el desarrollo de aplicaciones móviles para terceros donde se encuentren muchos géneros de música , creados por los algoritmos de aprendizaje de maquina o por DJs especializados.

    Los lisados de música con creados en forma automatizada por el sistema o pueden ser creados con una herramienta como RSS Selector®  o un listado de archivos de audio.

    A su vez, estos listados de canciones pueden ser creados por una llamada aun servicio web o función de API de SoundCloud® o Spotify®

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0HETfMU_rg

    Transmitiendo a TV por Cable TV

    Nuestra tecnología de Cloud to Cable TV™ incluye almacenamiento masivo en la nube y la inteligencia necesaria para conectar los videos, música, y TV y poderlos transmitiré a sistemas de TV por Cable.  Una vez que los contenidos, los listados de archivos, la música y los videos se encuentran en nuestra nube, esos se pueden sincronizar y transmitirse a cualquier sistema de TV por Cable.

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    Los servidores en los operadores de cable se denominan “MediaPlugs” e incluyen tanto la generación de contenido para el Cable como la música, videos y señal de televisión. Cada cabecera de operador puede tener su propia interfaz personalizada y con una confiabilidad y tolerancia a fallas superior al satélite.

    Transmisión a Web, Móvi, y Dispositivos Conectados

    La música, TV, y video disponible en Medianplify® también puede ser transmitida o “stream” a dispositivos móviles, web, tabletas, Smart TVs, y cualquier dispositivo conectado al internet como el Chromecast® y Apple TV®.

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    La misma colección de música disponible en todos los dispositivos esta disponible en la aplicación móvil de MEVIA, que funciona tanto en iOS como en Android.  MEVIA viene precargada con TV/Video, música y seguridad. LA Música es parte del repertorio de Mediamplify Music™ el que cuenta con una gran gama de géneros y estilos para todos los gustos.   Todo en una sola Plataforma de Música y  Televisión.

     

    La plataforma de Mediamplify® puede a su vez ser integrada a cualquier aplicación de terceros utilizando  nuestras API web que soporta servicios web con JSON / REST. Como ejemplos de aplicaciones para terceros contamos con SKY TUNES and DMX2GO.

     

    SKY TUNES fue desarrollada por SKY BRASIL utilizando los APIs de MEDIAMPLIFY y esta dedicada a enviar contenido musical a  una aplicación control remoto para iOS y Android creada en colaboración con SKY y tuvo un aproximado de 1,000,000 descargas en ambas tiendas de Apple y Google.

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    La plataforma musical provee a desarrolladores terceros el acceso a los listados de canciones, a los APIs con meta data, al agregador de contenido web en HTML, el cuál se genera con la canción que se encuentra en uso entre otros.  Esta experiencia en HTML se puede capturar desde la nube y convertirse en señal de Cable TV utilizando nuestra plataforma de Cloud to Cable TV™.

     

    Aplicación Musical Móvil

    MOBILEAPP-385X385Como gran complemento de la Plataforma de Música y Televisión contamos con una aplicación de referencia para iPhone totalmente personalizable que se puede utilizar solamente con audio sin video, y cuenta con soporte de Bluetooth y música de todos los estilos.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Lineup de Contenido de Música y Televisión

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  • MEVIA and EGLA Updates

    MEVIA: EGLA COMMUNICATIONS Updates

    We have done tremendous progress on MEVIA, the message, the branding and overall improved to a responsive site our corporate image. Focusing on the CLOUD TO CABLE TV message and our mobile app, MEVIA.

    mevia-login-samsungNew Web Presence

    We decided to build a new site to cover all technology offerings and services offered by  EGLA COMMUNICATIONS.  The new website uses a parallax, HTML5 responsive interface with great integration to social networks, our own cloud and although released about a week a go, still is ongoing new updates, and more improvements to come.

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    EGLA COMMUNICATIONS

     

    The new responsive design incorporates HTML5 Video and also provides support for Open Graph integration to Facebook and Slideshare. You can still access the old site at blog.eglacomm.net

    We enforced and support the following areas for EGLA that include our products in:

    • CLOUD to CABLE Platform (Mediamplify)
    • MEVIA Application, and
    • Wireless Products

    Cloud-to-Cable-TV---Generic-0Cloud to Cable  

    EGLA offers its Cloud to Cable product. Cloud to Cable is a technology that connects cloud-based platforms and all its content in HTML/Video/Music  and distributes them to Cable TV systems in a seamless and effortless manner. You can then distribute the same content to mobile, desktops, and other connected devices

    Cloud to Cable has enabled EGLA to distribute our music content to MSOs and cable operators around the world (http://eglacomm.net/platform)

    Our team prepared some illustrative videos on what CLOUD TO CABLE is, and how it enables both mobile and Cable TV experiences all in one platform at an affordable rate.

    The first video is in english:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80G-rh6Dlns

    And a translation in spanish:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0HETfMU_rg

    Music for CABLE

    Our CLOUD TO CABLE  platform (MEDIAMPLIFY) provides us with a great place for a Music service that is offered from  our platform to any Cable TV system or IPTV network. These music product is also available  thru our MEVIA APP, in both Android and IOS.

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    Our music content is diverse and unique, we prepared a video introducing our content.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vW_sjBjECjM

    Our platform is available for licensing enabling any Music streaming service to connect with millions of Cable TV subscribers.

    TV for Cable

    Just like Music, our TV/Video offering is available both for web/mobile and Cable TV. We count with 1000+ TV Channels and networks from all over the world. We offer this content to our customers in CABLE TV or thru our mobile app, MEVIA..  The TV/Movies are available in all formats and ready for distribution to your MSO or IPTV system.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csrlydZACNc

    Similarly, Cloud to Cable Video Platform is available for licensing to any TV Broadcaster. We include a playback and real-time video production for your broadcasting needs.


    MEVIA

    Mevia is a great application to deliver multiMEVIA content to costumers in mobile apps or tablets, also enables the control of connected devices like the Chromecast and Apple TV.  MEVIA is our mobile app and CLOUD TO CABLE extension for smartphones and smart TVs. The MEVIA App experience is available consumers but also available to businesses and universities. The market segments where MEVIA fits are:

    • Retail businesses
    • Stores
    • Universities
    • Coffee Shops and Restaurants

    You can associate your brand with Music and Video content easy with MEVIA.

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    In Spanish:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_C0KdOViiDA

    In English:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxAW2NXgg7g

    MEVIA SAFETY

    This is part of our feature set for LATAM, an announcement on platform and services will be done soon. We use our own custom Bluetooth Low Energy button to support MEVIA Safety features on MEVIA. Quickly send your current GPS location to a friend or family member in case of emergency or simply asking for assistance.

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    Wireless Products

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    Our Wireless Products Portfolio was revamped and stylized with: