EVS selects Brightcove’s Zencoder for C-Cast transcoding

Brightcove Inc. has announced that EVS has partnered with Brightcove to power transcoding for its C-Cast solution, a suite of tools that allow broadcasters to instantly deliver complementary content to viewers on second screen devices during live events. By leveraging Brightcove’s Zencoder cloud-based encoding service to power transcoding for C-Cast, EVS enables premier sports and entertainment broadcast customers around the world to create clips from their live broadcast workflow to deliver a wide-range of second screen content to audiences on connected devices.

To date, the Zencoder service has processed more than half a million second screen content clips for EVS and its C-Cast customers including Canal+, the French premium pay TV channel.

“C-Cast is a transformative technology that empowers our customers to maximise their existing content by editing, distributing and monetizing clips from live events,” says Johann Schreurs, market solution manager, remote interface, at EVS. “At the same time, it offers audiences unique second screen connectivity to near-live and exclusive content that enhances the overall viewing experience. Our broadcast customers demand a high-quality, highly reliable service, and we chose Zencoder to handle the transcoding of clips due to its unparalleled performance, proven dependability and scalable global footprint.”

C-Cast, a simple add-on to any EVS live production infrastructure, empowers broadcasters to deliver an array of second screen content, including: multi-camera action review, key highlights browsing and review, stats-related content and player, team and personality tracking. Content providers use C-Cast to create clips from their broadcast workflow that are then transcoded through the Zencoder service. The second screen clips are then made available to publish online and are easily ingested into the broadcaster’s video publishing platform (including Brightcove Video Cloud) or any second screen application or connected platforms.

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