OTT and Social

Portugal’s MEO deploys MediaKind streaming solution to enable premium OTT coverage of Euro 2020

Altice Portugal’s MEO has deployed MediaKind’s low-latency streaming solution to enhance its live coverage of the UEFA European Championship this summer. MEO, Portugal’s leading pay-TV service by market share, has enhanced its existing deployment of MediaKind’s media processing and delivery solutions, including its Video Storage and Processing Platform (VSPP), to reduce the end-to-end video latency […]  More

Globecast partners with Viaccess-Orca and MainStreaming for end-to-end OTT platform and app development

Globecast has partnered with Viaccess-Orca (VO) and MainStreaming to provide a new end-to-end OTT platform, app and associated backend infrastructure. The move is part of the company’s commitment to provide business expertise and technical services that help customers with their digital transformation. Alessandro Alquati, MD of Globecast Italy, who has been leading the creation of the partnership, said: […]  More

Ateme enhances Titan Live headend with Intel Xeon Scalable processors

Ateme has incorporated the latest 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processor into its Titan Live video headend. Tests carried out in January 2021 showed an increase of up to two times in encoder performance on ultra-high definition (UHD) video, compared with the previous generation Intel Xeon Scalable processor, leading to a reduction of cost per […]  More

Deltatre introduces new fan engagement functionality in Diva OTT video player

A new suite of fan engagement functionality is now available to sport and media clients in Deltatre’s over-the-top (OTT) video player Diva. The update comes as a result of the company’s long-standing relationship with audience engagement platform LiveLike and focuses on two key areas of functionality – influencer engagement and interactive features. Influencer Chat offers fans […]  More

Telefónica invests in MediaKind’s Aquila On-Demand to enhance its Movistar+ VOD experience

MediaKind has been selected by Telefónica to enhance the video-on-demand (VOD) offerings of Movistar+, the Spanish telco’s pay-TV subscription service. MediaKind’s Aquila On-Demand solution will be deployed to deliver rapid asset processing of Movistar+’s on-demand OTT and IPTV content, encompassing transcoding, transformation, packaging and delivery capabilities. Aquila On-Demand will enable Telefónica to add several new […]  More

Automated ABR configuration added to AWS Elemental MediaConvert

AWS Elemental MediaConvert has added a new feature called Automated Adaptive Bit Rate (ABR) Configuration, which automatically customises the encoding ABR configuration for each source video. The new feature simplifies the set up of transcoding, optimises video quality, and reduces ABR package size. ABR packages contain multiple renditions of a video, encoded in a range […]  More

MotoGP hits 30 million social media followers through engaging fans with social video

MotoGP reached a milestone of over 30 million social media followers in September 2020. During races, MotoGP now publishes highlight clips to its social channels in real time which has driven a significant uptake in viewers. To achieve this, MotoGP used Grabyo Studio, a live clipping, video editing and cloud production platform that enables digital […]  More

Game-changing AR functionality for BT Sport app launched on EE 5G network

EE has announced a set of groundbreaking new features for the BT Sport app that will see augmented reality (AR) elements added to live and non-live coverage of Premier League matches. Using the new iPhone 12 over EE’s 5G network, the new features, called Match Day Experience, offer AR viewing on the go and 360 […]  More

Telestream Vantage offers direct publishing to Frame.io platform

Telestream has rolled out a new option for the Vantage media processing platform that enables direct publishing to Frame.io’s cloud-based collaborative platform. With the Vantage Connector for Frame.io, media files and metadata processed by Vantage in preparation for collaborative editing can now be automatically dropped directly into Frame.io user folders for seamless collaboration and review […]  More

Smart moves from Tedial lift live production out of lockdown

Tedial has announced that Smartlive, its award-winning automated live sports production solution, has recently incorporated several features that will give broadcasters the edge they need to come back to live programming stronger; ready for remote operations and able to target and win fans with better storytelling. Tedial has increased fan engagement for broadcasters who can […]  More