Tata, iStream Planet collaborate on global streaming delivery

iStreamPlanet and Tata Communications have signed a deal that will couple iStreamPlanet’s live streaming video workflows with Tata’s existing global network of fibre and satellite services and make it easier for clients of both to provide multiscreen, live linear streaming services.

Tata Communications’ Video Connect and satellite delivery services will enable a full set of features, which include content acquisition and delivery from (and to) practically any corner of the globe through Tata Communications’ global network architecture. These features will make it easier for customers to transport high-quality live video feeds from more than 300 locations worldwide to iStreamPlanet’s live video solutions, including Aventus, a scalable, cloud-based live video workflow solution slated for release late in the second quarter.

“Tata Communications is one of the biggest communications providers in the world, particularly in emerging markets, and our partnership will open up new opportunities in markets that are on the edge of tremendous growth in connected media,” says Chris Carper, senior vice president of business development at iStreamPlanet. “Our combined workflow enables content providers of all sizes to take advantage of the growing demand for live streaming video on connected devices.”

Rangu Salgame, chief executive officer, Growth Ventures, Tata Communications adds, “This agreement enhances the video service offerings for both partners. Our strength in providing media movement services for contribution and distribution of video for multiscreen OU (occasional use), such as sports events and live linear, coupled with iStreamPlanet’s expertise in streaming video, make a compelling value proposition for media organizations looking at expanding to new geographies and audiences. By offering end-to-end management, we are making it easier than ever before for them to gain new revenue opportunities in emerging markets.”

Tata Communications’ media services provide a range of innovative and efficient tools that allow media and entertainment organisations to collaborate more effectively on content creation, giving them the ability to deliver the content to any part of the globe, on any device. The services help media customers maximize revenue streams and delivery strategies to reach a truly global audience. Tata Communications’ portfolio of services includes solutions for media management and media movement through an extensive network of undersea fibre cables that connect more than 300 media hotspots across 125 cities globally. Combined with satellite teleport facilities and owning over 1 million square feet of data center and colocation space across 42 global locations, the setup enables Tata Communications to provide services for broadcasting, cloud-based media management, as well as a content delivery network.

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