ActiveVideo scored a brand new deal with Charter, who will use its CloudTV for cloud-based user interface strategies. The deal would make Charter the 1st to deploy the full user interface entirely from the cloud. ActiveVideo has announced advancements to its “CloudTV H5” platform that lets it bring a MVPD’s user interface to a range of devices. “This technology enhances platform and network scalability, while delivering a balanced architecture on which cloud and client interactions can be optimized. Early tests have shown favorable results and the next step is an in-market trial," said Jim Blackley, Charter’s evp, engineering and IT. The deal comes as ActiveVideo announces it has beefed up its CloudTV H5 platform to boost scalability, enabling complex UIs and animation to be rendered more smoothly and to reduce required bandwidth up to 50%. The platform also features smart multiplexing, increasing the number of CloudTV sessions delivered across an existing QAM network. The vendor said that creates 25% throughput improvement. Cablevision also has linked up with ActiveVideo for interactive apps, and the vendor is working with Japanese corp Sumitomo (holds stake in Japan’s largest MSO J:COM) to push deployment in the Asian Pacific-market.

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