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Cisco Videoscape Distribution Suite for Television

Revolutionize Time-Shifted Video Delivery

Cisco Videoscape Distribution Suite for Television (VDS TV; formerly known as Content Delivery System for Television) brings to reality the concept of virtual video infrastructure. It delivers time-shifted video content and performs content ingest, storage, distribution, ad insertion, and streaming in a centralized way across a network-based, modular platform.

Features and Capabilities

VDS-TV allows service provider customers to offer value-added video entertainment services such as time-shifted video services, video on demand, network-based personal video recording (nPVR), and broadcast services.

VDS-TV capabilities and benefits include:

  • A centralized virtual video infrastructure for centralized content ingest, regional caching, and distributed streamers to deliver video content to the subscriber home
  • Operating and capital expenditure efficiencies and unprecedented quality of experience
  • Superior levels of scalability and reliability
  • Flexible network architecture capable of delivering personalized entertainment and interactive media to subscribers

The VDS-TV solution consists of Cisco Content Delivery Applications (CDAs) and Content Delivery Engines (CDEs). Cisco CDAs are software elements providing capabilities such as ingest, storage, caching, personalization, and streaming. Cisco Content Delivery Engines (CDEs) are a set of carrier-class, high-performance, hardware server appliances.

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