AT&T and QuickPlay Media Announce Drive Studio for the Connected Car

QuickPlay Media to develop in-vehicle video service with TV Everywhere solution .

Toronto – March 02, 2014


QuickPlay Media today announced that it will work with AT&T to develop an in-vehicle video service. The offering will be powered by QuickPlay’s OpenVideo™ platform and will deliver Live Linear TV and streaming Video on Demand services  to automotive manufacturers collaborating in the AT&T Drive Studio™, the first connected car innovation center in the U.S. to be opened by a wireless carrier.

QuickPlay’s solution will enable AT&T to provide in-car “infotainment” by delivering secure streaming of hundreds of Live Linear TV channels and hours of premium VoD content. The solution includes a configurable, customizable client application, support for adaptive streaming, complete content protection with DRM solutions like Microsoft PlayReady, user entitlements, dynamic advertising, banner ad support, multi-language support and featured content.

“In-vehicle video services are going play a crucial part in making the next generation of connected cars. AT&T is proud to support and enhance THE IN-VEHICLE experience and bring this new, strategically important frontier in media entertainment to the automotive industry,” said Chris Penrose, senior vice president, emerging devices, AT&T Mobility. “We are delighted to be working with QuickPlay Media, a company with a proven history of providing innovative and high-quality, managed solutions for large scale multiscreen services. Due to this collaboration, automotive manufacturers around the world will be able to provide consumers with cutting edge multiscreen entertainment.”

“There’s no doubt that connected devices are the future. From QuickPlay’s perspective it is important to be at the forefront of this technological revolution, supporting customers in further leveraging their Pay TV investments regardless of location,” said Wayne Purboo, CEO of QuickPlay Media. “QuickPlay’s vision is to support our relationships and customers in addressing the growing demand for TV Everywhere services across all networks and all devices from smartphones and tablets to HDMI dongles and connected cars. This collaboration with AT&T is a significant step forward, extending our end-to-end managed services capability to a new multiscreen video infrastructure and providing an additional platform from which to help consumers access TV Everywhere services.”

Connected Car is part of QuickPlay’s industry leading effort to support new devices, networks and features with its end-to-end managed service capabilities. In addition to its existing VoD and Media Transformation services, QuickPlay now manages over 400 live channels and 5,000 streaming profiles through its global network operations centre in San Diego, and recently launched live channels for AT&T U-Verse and the TELUS Optik on The Go Platform. With the launch of nPVR in September, it is well positioned to deliver continued innovative enhancements and features to customers via its managed services capabilities.

QuickPlay Media is exhibiting at Mobile World Congress on stand 8.1H44 from February 24th – 27th, 2014.  The company is demonstrating the latest capabilities in seamless multiscreen video delivery on HDMI dongles and smart TVs as well as participating in AT&T’s Drive Studio demo on the AT&T stand (3A11).

About QuickPlay Media

QuickPlay Media is the leading provider of managed service solutions for the distribution of premium video to IP-connected devices. Successfully used by the world’s largest communications and media companies, QuickPlay’s cloud-based OpenVideo platform provides the most scalable and secure way for companies to deliver engaging multiscreen entertainment experiences. For more information, please follow QuickPlay Media on Twitter at @quickplaymediaor visit us on the web at www.quickplay.com.

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