Nigerian regional IPTV service provider Pipul TV is set to use V-Nova’s Perseus Plus video technology when it launches.
Video processing and delivery solutions provider V-Nova’s tech will allow Pipul TV to provide content at 1Mbps and 720p video at 300kbps.
The move comes amid an expanding local IPTV and video-on-demand market, with research showing usage of mobile phones has increased recently.
Pipul TV said V-Nova will help it to give consumers the experience they want, provide video content at low cost and also address the issues of connectivity in Africa.
The Pipul TV OTT service aims to offer 200 local and international channels and reach an estimated two million users within three years.
Benjamin Okoroafor, CEO of Pipul TV, said: “Pipul TV has a clear goal to become the leading provider of premium entertainment in Nigeria.
“Pipul TV is founded on a principle of delivering content with no subscriber-side data costs through agreements with local telcos which are made feasible by the lower bitrates Perseus Plus enables.
“Because Perseus Plus can be deployed to all devices today and provides such a significant improvement in the quality of experience that our customers will receive, it was clear this would be an absolute game-changer for the economics of our business and something that will keep us well ahead of the competition.”
Guido Meardi, CEO and co-founder of V-Nova, said: “Examples across the globe are showing that IP delivery is what will drive massive growth in video and entertainment services, challenging existing networks and current technology solutions.”