Altech, Octoshape partner for OTT/IPTV services in MEA

South Africa-based multimedia solutions group, Altech Multimedia, has partnered Octoshape, a cloud-based, over-the-top (OTT) stream acceleration and contribution technologies for broadcasters, to offer video contribution and distribution solutions to major broadcasters and operators in the Middle East and Africa.

“South Africa, and the surrounding African and Middle Eastern countries, represent a significant market opportunity for multiscreen content delivery,” said Michael Koehn Milland, CEO of Octoshape. “In partnership with Altech Multimedia, we have additional in-region expertise and cultural skills needed to surpass our customers’ video delivery expansion objectives.”

Under the agreement, broadcasters and operators will gain access to Octoshape’s full suite of cloud-based OTT/IPTV video streaming services while Altech Multimedia’s regional expertise and pre-existing relationships will serve to facilitate and expedite service localisation and expansion.