Broadcast International‘s CodecSys video encoding platform was selected by Axio TV for its new over-the-top (OTT) service. Axio TV, located in Orem, UT, is offering what it says is the world’s first a la carte live TV platform. The new service is intended as a low-cost alternative to programming available OTT or online by offering local TV channels, on-demand and other live streaming channels through a set-top box over any broadband connection.
Beehive Networks, a regional cable TV company that serves rural subscribers in the western United States, will provide services to Axio TV via deployment of CodecSys from Beehive’s headend. The technology enables Beehive to partition its infrastructure and extend its network to more than 500,000 users in Axio TV’s marketplace. Broadcast International will receive a portion of the monthly subscriber fees in addition to upfront software license fees.