Deutsche Glasfaser using Elemental procesing for linear TV, VOD and more

Deutsche Glasfaser, a fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network provider, is to use Elemental video processing for delivery of linear TV, radio, video-on-demand (VOD) and multiscreen services to regional subscribers in Germany.

The Deutsche Glasfaser IPTV service will include around 100 SD channels, 50 HD and 100 radio channels. The service is scheduled for launch in September 2014.

Deutsche Glasfaser will offer a range of triple-play packages with high-speed Internet starting from 100 Mbit/s over its state-of-the-art fiber-optic network.

Free-to-air and pay TV channels are transcoded with Elemental® Live to multiple H.264 profiles for delivery to TV screens via the DGTV mediabox, as well as to a custom Deutsche Glasfaser App for in-home viewing on Google Android and Apple iOS devices. Video streams generated by Elemental will also be repurposed for a variety of VOD, timeshift and catch-up TV services. Elemental® Conductor will provide system and redundancy management.

“We want to provide our customers with a wide variety of IPTV and multiscreen video services at a superior level, rivaling what’s on offer in urban markets,” said Niels Jonkman, business manager Deutsche Glasfaser. “In order to meet our business objectives we chose the Elemental platform for its exceptional image quality, multiscreen delivery capabilities, and the flexibility of its software, allowing us to stay one step ahead of customer demand.”

“We are very pleased that Deutsche Glasfaser, which operates one of Germany’s most advanced and far-reaching fiber to the home networks, has chosen Elemental,” said John Nemeth, VP sales EMEA for Elemental. “Our software-defined video approach to video processing ensures that Deutsche Glasfaser can grow its subscriber base and create real value for its stakeholders.”

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