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Tulix Systems Expanding DVR Service To Google TV

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  1. CatfishRivers

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    Tulix Systems Expanding DVR Service to Google TV - PR.com (click for full press release)

    Press Release - June 21, 2013

    Summary: Tulix Systems to begin offering fully featured DVR service on Google TV apps in July.

    "Atlanta, GA, June 21, 2013 --(PR.com)-- Tulix Systems, a leading provider of streaming solutions and CDN services, today announced that it will begin offering its proprietary DVR functionality to its customers with Google TV channels in July. The service will allow content owners and distributors to make the last 48 hours of their broadcast available to viewers on demand on any of the platforms that Tulix currently streams to, including web, iOS, Android, and Roku. Tulix's DVR software automatically stores programming in preset intervals and sorts it by time and date so viewers can watch video and audio content at their convenience. The software also boasts a number of features, including the ability to pause, fast forward, rewind, and skip to the live portion of a broadcast, multi-bit rate support, fully-automated playlist generation, digital rights management, and detailed analytics.


    DVR for live streams proved to be a highly popular feature after its release and has been adopted by a large number of customers since Tulix began offering it over a year ago. The company has invested a substantial amount of resources into enhancing the service by adding support for multiple bit rates and other features. Dr. Nino Doijashvili, Tulix System's EVP, talked about the addition of Google TV as a supported device, stating: "Most companies advertise either their content delivery or their software development. What makes Tulix really unique as a streaming services provider is that we have a top-tier development team in addition to one of the fastest content delivery networks in the world. Our developers work around the clock to improve our services with new features and expand them to new platforms."


    Tulix Systems describes itself as a "complete streaming solutions provider" because it develops apps, channels, and websites for customers in addition to streaming and hosting their content. The company has become a top destination for large channels and content owners in recent years, partly because it offers a fully integrated monetization system to its customers that is compatible with all of its other products, including DVR. On the topic of what projects lie ahead for Tulix, Dr. Doijashvili stated: "We are looking to integrate a fully featured DVR into iOS applications in the future. Right now, viewers can watch recorded video through the browser on iOS devices, but we want to make the user experience even better by combining the complete DVR software with our customers' iOS apps. We also plan to further expand the functionality of our content management system on Roku and Google TV."


    About Tulix Systems


    Tulix Systems provides complete streaming solutions and colocation services to customers around the world from its data center in the heart of Atlanta, GA. The company operates its own streaming-optimized content delivery network (CDN) which has made it one of the top destinations for content owners and distributors of all sizes looking to stream standard and high definition video with no loading or buffering. Tulix's proprietary Unistream software is at the core of its streaming services and allows broadcasters to stream to just about any device and take advantage of the many ancillary features the company offers, including digital video recording (DVR), video on-demand (VOD), playlist management, and detailed analytics.


    Tulix Systems also offers application and channel development for iOS, Android, Roku, and Google TV, all of which can be fully monetized with the company's monetization system. The company was founded by George Bokuchava and Nino Doijashvili, both PhDs with a lifetime of experience in the fields of internet technology and application development. Tulix's staff of highly-skilled developers and engineers have allowed it to provide cost-effective and future-proof solutions to clients worldwide for over 19 years. For more information about Tulix Systems, visit us at tulix.com or call us at 404-584-5035.

    Contact Information

    Tulix Systems
    Julius Gebhard-Koenigstein
    404-584-5035 ext 2041

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    http://www.tulix.com
    55 Marietta Street, Suite 1740
    Atlanta, GA 30303
    United States
     
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    I'm not familiar with the Tulix service. Can you use it to record live TV to the cloud? Or is it only available to record content from apps? If it only works with live streams from apps then it might be more useful in the future - because I can't really think of any "official" GTV apps with live streams right now.

    OK I read the article more closely - it seems that Tulix only works with live streams from apps. Also the app owner/developer needs to sign on with Tulix to make their shows available on-demand through the Tulix system. So now all we need is some apps that will use this service -:)
     
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    I have never heard of this service but will try to figure out if I can use it.
     
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    Hi

    I posted this article in my news thread, but gotta admit, I haven't been able to search out the details. What and who are they as relates to Google TV?

    I'll keep searching...
     
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    I found Tulix provides a service for Roku channel development but haven't found anything relating to a DVR service that could be made available for Google TV.
     
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    It's my understanding that it won't be available to GTV end-users as a stand-alone DVR service - but rather it is a service that GTV app developers can incorporate into their apps. So for example on a live streaming app - the developer can incorporate Tulix into their app to give end users the ability to watch video-on-demand (derived from the live streams) at their convenience.

    So basically it's a tool for app developers. I think the title of the press release was a bit misleading.....
     
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    OK, that makes sense. I would like to know if any Roku channels have incorporated this DVR ability.
     
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    That was my take on the article: in other words, instead of something being available but not yet for GoogleTV, this time it's available for GoogleTV ahead of time for a change. I guess it's a net-positive. The more that internet related companies are giving consideration to GoogleTV in their plans, the better.

    And "The Cloud" seems to be getting a lot of respect lately, with Comcast, etc.; and Comcast pretty much totally copied the GoogleTV "Prime Time" app as a model for their new cable box "X2" guide.
     
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