Hostworks and PacTV combine for content streaming and management offering

Australian digital media solutions provider Hostworks has teamed with Pacific Television Center (PacTV) to offer what they claim is a world first joint content streaming and management service for the global marketplace. They believe the relationship will help drive uptake and consumption of video content on mobile devices and tablets, from broadcast sports highlights to news bulletins.

“This partnership is about taking Hostworks’ software infrastructure and utilising the skills of our in-house team in collaboration with PacTV’s global service offering and international reputation to become the one stop shop for content acquisition — across all channels of consumption, especially mobile,” said Will Berryman, CEO at Hostworks.

“Allowing accessibility to the breath of international content available; whether it be live or on demand theoretically is now made possible by simply launching a custom built application from any device. Now that The Foundry is internationally deployable through a global public cloud environment, it is the perfect time for Hostworks and PacTV to partner and deliver a world-class video solution based on a unified approach to quality of service by both organisations,” Berryman added.

As part of the agreement, Hostworks will station high definition video source encoders on site at two key PacTV facilities in London and Los Angeles. This infrastructure will enable transmission signals to be ingested and encoded through Hostworks’ own content delivery network (CDN).

Customers of Hostworks in Australia, and beyond, will receive access to PacTV’s international video network, including live coverage of sporting and music events as well as news from anywhere in the world in a range of formats that can be accessed on multiple devices. Similarly, PacTV’s customers will have the ability to broadcast their content beyond traditional, mainstream distribution platforms, to ensure it is available to any consumer, on any platform, anywhere in the world.

“PacTV has maintained its excellent reputation on managing broadcast content. The challenge has been extending our content to mobile devices or tablets, while retaining the high quality our clients demand. Partnering with Hostworks allows us to unify our two independent offerings and deliver customers a solid, quality-controlled, defined solution for broadcasting to both TV and mobile,” said Nick Castaneda, VP of Development Pacific Television Center.

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