Cayman Islands’ WestStar TV Selects BI CodecSys for OTT
Service opens opportunities for smaller markets
SALT LAKE CITY: Broadcast International said its CodecSys compression
software was selected by WestStar TV for the provider’s new over-the-top service.
Located in the capital city of George Town on Grand Cayman, WestStar TV is the digital
cable television service operating in the Cayman Islands. The organization was first
established in 1993 with two broadcast stations, CITN and CTS. It has since added
the tourist information channel Discover Cayman and operates local broadcast station
Ch. 27. Cayman 27 produces local news, sports, weather, and cultural programming,
while WestStar provides entertainment, news, information, children’s and sports
Broadcast International will provide a comprehensive solution that includes CodecSys
encoding and transcoding, as well as content management and development, integration
services, and website development. The new service will permit subscribers to access
a variety of programming as well as the local channels on mobile devices and PCs,
and includes a Network Personal Video Recorder that allows content to be recorded
and recalled at any time for up to two weeks.