Com Hem unifies linear and multiscreen TV with Elemental

Com Hem, the Swedish supplier of broadband and television services, has chosen Elemental software-defined video processing systems to support a flexible and scalable unified headend for delivering linear video across cable, IPTV and over-the-top TV networks. Com Hem broadband, television, and telephony services reach approximately 1.92 million households in Sweden including 625,000 digital TV subscribers.

To drive more efficiencies and simplify its cable, IPTV and over-the-top (OTT) TV workflows, Com Hem has chosen to deploy Elemental software-defined video in a unified headend solution that supports both IP and SDI inputs. Elemental Live® systems are used to simultaneously process live H.264 DVB-C, RTP, and ABR streams for all Com Hem delivery networks.

“Com Hem is committed to offering our customers the best available content and a high level of service,” said Henri Caddeo, CTO at Com Hem. “By consolidating our headend with Elemental we are able to meet this commitment across all of our networks and to all types of devices.”

Only software-defined video solutions from Elemental can offer pay TV and linear TV providers alike complete control of the entire content delivery chain through unified infrastructure. Elemental’s flexible software enables content providers to quickly scale up and introduce new services and features.

“We are very pleased that Com Hem has decided to deploy our solution,” said John Nemeth, VP of sales, EMEA for Elemental. “Com Hem is an excellent example of how software-defined video solutions are transforming video processing and delivery architectures through unified headends.”

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