Advanced Television

Maxisat picks ARRIS to power content hub

March 19, 2014

Colin Mann @ TV Connect

Maxisat, a provider of managed and operated Multiscreen TV services, has selected the GT-3 Multiple Bitrate (MBR) Transcoder by ARRIS Group as the default transcoder for the international expansion of its Content Hub – an integral component of its end-to-end multiscreen video solution, Maxicaster. As a result, international service providers and broadcasters can now rapidly introduce online multiscreen services without the traditional complexity and cost associated with multiscreen infrastructure, operations, and content distribution.

Maxisat recognised the growing trend in multiscreen video consumption and tapped ARRIS to deliver a technology solution that could scale to the variety of video data rates and resolutions needed to match the dynamic bandwidth of unmanaged networks. The ARRIS GT-3 gives Maxisat an efficient and reliable video transcoding solution for the anytime, anywhere, any-device environment of today’s multiscreen services.

Maxisat integrated the ARRIS GT-3 into its Content Hub to allow it to host and operate infrastructure on behalf of service providers, yielding significant cost and bandwidth savings. The GT-3’s high throughput capacity merges industry-leading channel density with low power consumption to empower Maxisat to provide higher-quality video using the same amount of bandwidth, or deliver the same video quality at much lower bitrates – a key consideration for bandwidth-constrained networks.

“With our Maxicaster solution and Content Hub, Maxisat can now directly address one of the traditional challenges faced by Service Providers and Broadcasters entering the online multiscreen domain: delivering tomorrow’s entertainment experiences on today’s networks,” said Tommi Blom, CEO Maxisat. “By offering full end-to-end multiscreen capabilities, which are managed on behalf of our customers, we can help Service Providers avoid the risk associated with service launches and build the foundation for sustainable delivery.”

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