Discovery seeks uninterrupted service in Asia Pac with Synamedia

Discovery has chosen Synamedia’s virtualised Digital Content Manager (DCM) from its video network portfolio to increase operational efficiencies for its Asia Pacific distribution.

A long-time Synamedia PowerVu customer, Discovery is centralising its Asia Pacific uplink compression systems to its Sterling ,Virginia broadcast centre. The company is turning to Synamedia’s virtualised DCM to distribute signals across regions without interruptions.

The platform, which complements traditional satellite distribution, enables Discovery to efficiently transition its distribution architecture to an IP-based virtualised video processing environment while protecting its revenue.

Synamedia’s virtualised DCM offers video services for linear pay TV broadcast and live OTT streaming, including live transcoding to multiple bit rates and formats, scalable video functions, high video quality and an intuitive user interface.

Discovery has employed Synamedia’s PowerVu Network Center to securely distribute its live linear international channels from hardware to a virtualised environment in the US to feed the Asia Pacific region distribution. Synamedia’s virtualised DCM adaptability and distribution capabilities allow Discovery to continue delivering the quality content its dedicated audience has come to rely on.

Jim Rossiter, vice president of distribution, Americas and Asia, for Discovery said, “Uninterrupted service is non-negotiable for us as we strive to provide the best viewing experiences for our audience. We needed a partner we could trust that can help us transition without impacting service delivery, and to continue to deliver high quality content to our clients.”

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