Visionary Solutions Powers 24-Hour Streaming IPTV Service for Fiji's MAI TV

MAI TV LIVE will initially be programmed as a direct mirror of the programming shown over the air

Visionary Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of encoders and related equipment for multiple Internet protocol television (IPTV) applications, announced today that MAI TV has successfully deployed its encoders to stream programming for the new 24-hour Web channel, MAI TV LIVE. MAI TV, which relies exclusively on IPTV technology to power its broadcasts, is one of two free-to-air networks in Fiji, and the company has created the online channel primarily to serve the thousands of Fijians living overseas.


The system installed by MAI TV includes Visionary Solutions' Media Processing Platform blade/chassis system and the VSiCaster™ streaming system, developed in partnership with streaming service provider NetroMedia. The flexible and cost-effective platforms provide MAI TV encoding options for edge acquisition and distribution of digital content they receive from programmers around the world.

"We are very proud to be able to offer this service online," said MAI TV's CEO Richard Broadbridge. "An online service like this is a first for Fijian television. Now, people longing for a glimpse of Fijian life back home can log on at any time, day or night, and watch streaming broadcasts for free, wherever there is an Internet connection."


MAI TV LIVE will initially be programmed as a direct mirror of the programming shown over the air, however, the network plans to eventually create programming specifically for the online audience. The MAI TV network features many local programs and other popular content from around the world, such as Al Jazeera. MAI TV also holds Pacific broadcasting rights to IFNA World Netball Championships, the FIFA World Cup™, and Oceania Football, along with several high profile local shows.

"Visionary Solutions' encoding equipment made the transition to online streaming very simple for us," Broadbridge continued. "We were initially quite skeptical that we could make this move so easily, but the end result is a system with performance that far exceeds our expectations."

The MAI TV installation also includes Visionary Solutions equipment for the processing of its over-the-air broadcasts.

"Our commitment to providing outstanding service and high-quality products is what allows us to work on projects like this one with MAI TV," said Visionary Solutions President Will Bakewell. "We're very honored to have been selected to help them provide their programming to Fijians all around the world."


About MAI TV

MAI TV is Fiji's second commercial-free-to-air TV network. The company was founded by Richard Broadbridge in 2006 and began broadcasts in June 2008. It is privately owned and broadcasts using the latest IP technology. MAI TV co-sites with one of Fiji's better technology providers COMS Limited Lautoka. It links its services from its Garden City studios to transmitters in five parts of the country.



About NetroMedia

NetroMedia is a leading global provider of comprehensive Internet streaming media serving the business-to-business market in more than seventy countries. Products include live and on-demand streaming solutions to terrestrial and Internet broadcasters, mobile streaming, pay-per-view systems, content protection, and geo-location solutions. NetroMedia designs, delivers, and optimizes modern, profitable customer experiences for leading global companies. Inspired by deep insights into today's empowered customers and the untapped energy of interactive technology, NetroMedia helps clients achieve a balance between client aspirations and bottom-line performance.



About Visionary Solutions, Inc.

Visionary Solutions, Inc. (VSI) manufactures Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) equipment that provides real-time transport of video over IP networks. With SD and HD IPTV encoders that support the latest technology standards, such as h.264, VSI's modular solutions are recognized around the world for their outstanding value, performance, flexibility, and quality. With a company-wide focus on customer satisfaction through collaboration and hands-on support, VSI is a trusted partner for high-quality IPTV encoding for enterprise, education, healthcare, government, A/V, cable, broadband, and broadcast applications.

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