LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--uCast Global today announced that XL Axiata has signed on to the uCast Global Video Highway™, the first end-to-end worldwide video distribution platform. The uCast Global Video Highway™ brings together all major video technology suppliers including Microsoft, Amazon and Alibaba, content providers such as People TV, Bloomberg and Sony, and distributors such as XL Axiata, Shanghai Media Group, and Tingo Media to reach over 5 billion mobile, connected and PC devices on five continents. Powered by over 110,000 personnel in 35 countries, the uCast Global Video Highway™ gives content owners and distributors unprecedented control over their cost structure, ad tech monetization and data.
A leading Indonesian telecommunications company with over 52 million subscribers, XL Axiata has partnered with uCast Global for their XL Home POW! service, which features a wide selection of news, sports, entertainment and family friendly video programming for XL Axiata subscribers.
“We built the uCast Global Video Highway™ as a scalable, flexible worldwide solution that encompasses all the services needed to build, manage and maintain video delivery systems anywhere,” said Dr. Kanaan Jemili, CEO of uCast Global.
Abhijit Navalekar, Director of Corporate Strategy & Business Development of XL Axiata said, “Currently, Indonesians are paying high prices for slow and unreliable internet access at home, as well as hundreds of thousands of rupiah for hundreds of TV channels that they don't even watch. We believe that it is time to offer great service at a fair price and provide consumers with the choice of thousands of applications, films, games and TV services."
About uCast Global
uCast Global gives content providers and distributors unprecedented control over the worldwide distribution of video content, offering complete transparency across everything from cost structure, revenue model and monetization strategies to comprehensive access to user data and viewing habits. Powered by over 110,000 personnel in 35 countries, our state-of-the-art solution liberates content and service providers from the constraints of closed video distribution solutions through the uCast Global Video Highway™, seamlessly integrating industry-best tools and technologies from premium partners across the video value-chain. With minimum upfront capital cost and a lucrative revenue sharing option for our customers, we build, manage and monetize the streaming video experience from ingest to final playback, decreasing complexity and dramatically expanding global reach.
About XL Axiata
PT XL Axiata Tbk (XL Axiata) is one of the leading telecommunication companies in Indonesia. XL Axiata focuses on providing digital services to provide convenience for community life activities and encourage the development of Indonesia's digital economy. Starting commercially since October 8, 1996, XL Axiata currently provides a variety of services for retail and corporate customers supported by an extensive and quality network throughout Indonesia. Since December 2014, XL Axiata has implemented a 4G LTE network, which was followed by the development of a national-scale 4G LTE commercial in July 2015. XL Axiata is part of the Axiata Group together with Celcom (Malaysia), Dialog (Sri Lanka), Robi (Bangladesh), Smart (Cambodia), Ncell (Nepal), Idea (India), and M1 (Singapore).