Apalya reaches a major milestone in its enhanced avatar of driving the OTT ecosystem growth

Posted by: at 7/26/2017 11:55:00 pm

Apalya reaches a major milestone in its enhanced avatar of driving the OTT ecosystem growth

Apalya reaches a major milestone in its enhanced avatar of driving the OTT ecosystem growth

•Crosses 10 million installs in under a year


Hyderabad, July 26th, 2017: Apalya, the pioneer of mobile TV in Asia, has redefined itself by building and deploying their proprietary, state of the art OTT platform, myplex which today powers the OTT success stories of major brands like Vodafone India and Sun TV Network. Apalya’s plug and play OTT solution brings together the gamut of OTT ecosystem partners from content owner/ aggregators to UI/UX specialists, DRM specialists to billing and analytics providers to even device and hardware vendors. In doing so, Apalya aims to fulfill the OTT aspirations of a wide range of customers from content owners and creators, distribution platforms from telcos to cable and DTH players, broadband ISPs, even hardware vendors in some cases.  myplex-powered consumer OTT services recently crossed an aggregate 10 million installs in a testament to Apalya’s technology credentials and deployment capabilities.


OTT stands for “over-the-top” and refers to delivery of video content - film, TV, videos of varying durations, web series – via the internet, without requiring subscribing to a cable service provider. Various industries estimate the growth of the global OTT industry to grow from USD 62.03 Billion by 2020, at an estimated CAGR of 17.2%. The availability of high speed internet has opened up new avenues for OTT applications.The OTT market is poised for exponential growth in India with the entry of international players and several local players joining the fray.


Mr. Vamshi Reddy, CEO, Apalya said, “Our understanding of technology, content and the mobile ecosystem helped us pioneer Mobile TV a decade ago. We continued to invest in our research and developments helping us identify the opportunity in OTT space very early on. Today, we are ready with the most robust OTT platform myplex and a deep-rooted relationship with various players in the ecosystem to enable a plug and play solution for customers looking to enter the OTT space. Our persistence to pursue this space is a testimony to our vision of building innovative yet robust technologies that define the growth of the industry”


myplex is a hyper scalable platform that has an ability to handle complex integration amongst various modules from packaging and billing, security, analytics and engagement solutions. myplex has enabled 30+ brands across telecom and broadcast domain establish their online video presence, serving more than 100 million subscribers and 2 billion + minutes of usage on the platform


Trends on the Internet consumption in India point to 65% or 450 million mobile-only for internet users. India is adding over 6 million users every month to this number who are consuming digital information/entertainment via their mobile phones. Smartphone proliferation is only increasing and by the end of 2017, close to 48% of mobile users in the country will use smartphones. Over 40 million users are currently using one or the other popular OTT service.

The ecosystem in this space is divided into several platforms such as:

1) Original content, 2) Content rights holders, 3) Broadcasters, 4) Cable TV operators, 5) DTH providers, 6) International OTT Content Aggregators Distribution, 7) OTT Secure Providers.




SHIVA BAYYAPUNEDI

Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer

Shiva is the CTO and Co-Founder of Apalya Technologies and is responsible for the company’s technology roadmap, R&D and Engineering. Prior to this he has extensive experience in the field of real-time systems/telecom and Mobile OS technologies. He has worked in the US and Finland (Nokia) through Wipro Technologies on Embedded Systems, GETS Locomotive IFC/IFD locomotive controller unit software units, Symbian/S60 Mobile Operating systems and has extensive exposure across embedded/RTOS & Mobile Operating systems. Shiva started his career on Embedded systems with ICSOFT Bangalore on Motorola 68000 Series based E10 B digital products. His strengths lie in understanding key technologies roadmap in the field of OTT/Video/Audio/Mobile OS.

A voracious reader, he likes history/fiction and spends his free time playing badminton & chess.

Shiva has always believed in having a fundamental approach to solving problems - through understanding of problem statement and through analysis, bringing in missing skills and working out possible solutions in the given context.


Venugopal Iyengar

VENUGOPAL IYENGAR

Chief Operating officer

Venu is a media professional with 20 years of experience across mobile video/OTT, broadcast media and DTH. An engineer, MBA who started out on an automobile shop floor and passing through market research and retail went on to work with brands from Viacom and Disney to Zee and Sun and presently with Apalya, his career has been a hugely, diverse and multicultural journey with organizations of varying sizes and complexities.

Over the years, he has led a variety of functions from platform and solution sales, product and subscriber marketing, content management, brand marketing for marquee brands like Disney, entertainment launches and franchise building right up to consumer research. A strong believer in the holistic approach to business, Venu's strength lies in bringing the pieces together to form the solution.




Vamshi Reddy

VAMSHI REDDY

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Vamshi is the CEO and Co- Founder of Apalya technologies& comes with close to two decades of work experience. He quit his job with Cisco systems in the San Francisco Bay area to come back to India and establish Apalya. His prior stints include AT&T and E&Y, USA. Vamshi pioneered mobile video streaming technology almost a decade ahead of the ecosystem and has evolved with it. He led Apalya's efforts in Corporate Strategy and Business Development which made Apalya synonymous to mobile TV in India. His efforts saw Apalya raise capital from marquee investors like Cisco, Kalari, IDG and Qualcomm.

He holds a B.Tech degree from Amravati University and is a fitness freak, believes in marathon innings to reach personal and organization goals. Since its inception as a traditional VAS player, Vamshi has transformed Apalya to a platform as a service (PAAS) business, which is helping the company explore new domains and deliver profitability. Entertainment is a part of his life. Like every Indian, he likes to spend his weekends at movie theatres or consuming content online.

Vamshi believes that hard work and perseverance are the only mantra to success but most people quit when it is just about to happen! He is also passionate about encouraging entrepreneurs and mentors, and invests in small companies.




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