Anevia IPTV System Chosen for French TV Regulator


Last Updated: September 12, 2014 4:26 pm GMT
(Amsterdam, IBC 2014--September 12, 2014) Anevia Enterprise, a leader in video streaming and infrastructure for OTT, live television and video on demand, announces that the company's VOD and IPTV solutions have been chosen as the core of a new system integrated into Avistel's AviSMART system for the French TV, radio and multimedia regulator, Conseil Supérieur de l'Audiovisuel (CSA).

Anevia products combined with the Avistel AviSMART gives French TV regulation staff the technical capabilities needed to access over 180 television channels via IP from terrestrial, satellite, cable and internet sources on more than 110 devices.

"A vital element of this project was the need for reliability and flexibility of the system for our ongoing monitoring activity which often requires adding new channels, " comments the CSA's Project Manager, Department of Information Systems, Julien Deschamps. "Equally important was the need for an inherently intuitive system which our staff could learn to operate quickly without need for lengthy training. Anevia's technology running within the Avistel AVISMART system has enabled both objectives to be achieved with great efficiency. It also means we now have a system which can be expanded easily if we are called on to upscale our activity in the future."

"The system was installed by our Now Be One division," adds Avistel's Technical Director, Johan Rauscher "Anevia's Flamingo XL (DVB to IP) and Flamingo 400H (HDMI to IP) gateways plus Toucan video-on-demand software were chosen for their reliability, ease of operation and compactness. Other factors influencing the choice were Flamingo's web-friendly control interface and the ability to pool multiple CAM modules on a single input. The inherent efficiency of Anevia's VOD and IPTV products enabled us to achieve this in just five days."

"We are very pleased to have worked with Avistel on such a high-profile national project at the CSA's Paris headquarters," says Anevia CTO Damien Lucas. "The CSA plays a very important supervisory role in safeguarding French broadcasters, and media creatives. Beyond the technical aspects, Avistel and Anevia have built up a relationship of trust and partnership over nearly 10 years."

Anevia's Flamingo is a modular, easy-to-configure-and-deploy family of IPTV head-ends. Flamingo captures live TV and radio content from satellite, cable and digital terrestrial, and streams it over IP networks to set-top boxes, PCs and other IP-connected devices. It can deliver hundreds of streams from a single box. Modular hardware design makes the head-ends scalable to meet business growth.

About Conseil Supérieur de l'Audiovisuel
The Conseil Supérieur de l'Audiovisuel ( is an independent administrative authority created in France by the Act of January 17, 1989. Its role is to guarantee the exercise of freedom of audiovisual communication under the conditions defined by the law of September 30, 1986. The CSA monitors compliance with legislation relating to media channel operators.

About Avistel
Avistel ( has 10 years of experience in designing, developing and manufacturing multimedia systems for hospitality and corporate markets. With 50,000 deployments at over 200 sites, Avistel solutions enable hospital patients, hotel guests and employees of large companies to enjoy a wide range of TV and multimedia content on demand via their television receiver or mobile viewing device. The integration branch of Avistel (Now Be One) offers turnkey installations including network technologies, IPTV, VoIP and secure Internet access.

About Anevia Enterprise
A business unit of Anevia, Anevia Enterprise ( delivers solutions to hotels, cruise ships, aircrafts, educational facilities, government bureaus and corporations looking to deploy advanced live and on demand video over IP streaming services.

Anevia ( is a public listed company on Alternext (Euronext NYSE - Ticker code: ALANV) and a leader in the creation of software infrastructures for the delivery of live television and video-on-demand services. Founded in 2003 by the developers of the VLC media-player, Anevia has pioneered the development of video content delivery networks which give television viewers wide freedom of choice in what, when and where they watch. Anevia products are used successfully in markets such as broadcasting, tier 1 and tier 2 telecommunications, and in many private and public companies. Headquartered in France, Anevia is a globally active company with regional offices in the USA, Brazil, Dubai and Singapore.


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