Expanding the reach of its managed video downloading technology, Penthera said its Cache&Carry has been integrated with Digiflare’s Videa cloud-powered video app publishing platform.
Penthera’s download-to-go-software enables consumers to watch TV shows and movies without the need for an Internet connection. Video will also tie in Fastplay, a feature that, Penthera says, enables mobile video app users to stream videos the instant they hit play without start-up buffering.
The agreement could help Penthera secure beachheads with more distributors and programmers. Digiflare’s announced customers include Bell Media, PBS Kids, Rogers Communications, Charter Communications, Univision, Hearst, Verizon, CW Seed, PBS, Starz, Vimeo, and shomi, the multiscreen VOD venture from Rogers and Shaw Communications that will be shutting down on November 30.
Comcast, Charter, Time Warner Cable (now part of Charter), Starz, and Corus Entertainment are among Penthera’s announced customers.
“We partner with industry-leading infrastructure and software service companies, like Penthera, to support each of our customers’ unique needs, always delivering an improved mobile video experience,” said David George, Co-CEO at Digiflare.
“Digiflare provides a premier video app experience for some of the biggest content creators and video service providers in North America. We are always looking for partnerships that expand and improve the end user’s viewing experience: that’s why this integration with Digiflare makes so much sense,” added Michael Willner, Penthera’s CEO.