Willner and Insight co-founder Sidney Knafel recently bought a controlling stake in IP video software developer Penthera Partners. The company is pitching cable operators, satellite TV providers, telcos, programmers and hardware manufacturers software that could be used to transfer high-definition programming from DVRs or cloud-based servers to mobile devices, and software that could allow consumers to share video shot with a smartphone with anyone connected to a cable set-top. In this interview with FierceCable, Willner talks about Penthera’s strategy and moves he expects cable operators to make in offering subscribers advanced mobile video products.
Penthera, a privately-held firm developing mobile- centric software solutions, today announced that it has been granted U.S. Patent No. 7,999,788. This patent award adds to Penthera’s existing portfolio of issued United States patents by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The invention is related to Penthera’s software systems, which deliver rich media content such as music, videos, digital publications, apps, user-generated content, advertisements, etc. over wireless networks efficiently while significantly improving user experience and enabling media consumption on mobile devices regardless of network availability.