Elemental powers Stofa multiscreen
May 12, 2014
Software-defined video solutions specialist Elemental Technologies has confirmed that Danish pay-TV operator and broadband Internet service provider Stofa is using Elemental video processing solutions to process, package and manage live linear channels in real time for its catch-up TV and multiscreen video services. The video infrastructure from Elemental customises 150 TV channels – including 38 in high definition – for delivery to Stofa subscribers.
Stofa provides its broadband subscribers with a full range of multiscreen services, including StartForfa for catch-up TV and WebTV for viewing live content using Apple iOS and Google Android devices. The pay TV operator uses Elemental Live to transcode live linear TV channels, Elemental Stream to package that content for multiscreen delivery, and Elemental Conductor to manage multiple live streams across the network. The complete Elemental video processing solution is fully integrated within the Stofa broadcast workflow.
“Elemental provided us with a software-defined solution that enables us to respond quickly to changing market situations and customer demand,” said Thomas Helbo, chief technology officer for Stofa. “Due to the growing success of our multiscreen services, it is critical that we continually enhance our system to support new devices and video profiles as they come onto the market. The flexibility and scalability of the Elemental video platform allows us to do just that.”
“Stofa has achieved its market position by providing its customers with exactly what they want — premium TV content on any device at any time,” said John Nemeth, VP sales EMEA for Elemental. “We are pleased to help Stofa offer its subscribers the very best picture quality possible regardless of device and thereby continue to lead the market as one of Europe’s most innovative cable TV operators.”