Synacor, the technology development, multiplatform services and revenue partner for video, Internet and communications providers, and device manufacturers, have announced a strategic partnership with Siemens Convergence Creators, a provider of advanced OTT solutions and a business of the Global Fortune 100 Company; and EveMeta, a specialist in high quality, low bandwidth video solutions. The new partnership with Siemens Convergence Creators helps position Synacor as a leading provider of end-to-end advanced video solutions.
Synacor has integrated its existing centres —S earch & Discovery, Cloud ID Authentication, streaming Linear TV technology and consumer experiences —with Siemens OTT SWIPE Business Management Systems (BMS) and encoding capabilities of EveMeta, to support advanced multiscreen video workflow, policy management, lookback services and device distribution. This platform will support a broad array of consumer devices including iOS and Android smartphones and tablets, gaming consoles such as PS4 and Xbox One, OTT devices such as Roku and Android set-top boxes, and connected TVs.
This partnership will enable Synacor’s customers to extend their pay-TV and content businesses by enabling scalable solutions to support OTT, TVE and Broadband Video services that can be hosted on premises or in any private or public cloud. Such combined solution will position operators and content providers to launch advanced video services quickly and at lower costs.
“Synacor is excited to partner with Siemens Convergence Creators to deliver the groundbreaking and proven user experience of the OTT SWIPE platform,” said Himesh Bhise, CEO of Synacor. “Siemens OTT SWIPE is a carrier-grade, battle-tested solution that is already deployed with several large providers around the world. Based on Siemens’ technical support, Synacor will enable operators and content distributors to deliver high-quality, multiplatform, live-linear, VOD, transactional and authenticated viewing experiences.
“There is a fundamental shift in the way people are consuming television and other media content today. We are excited to be partnering with Synacor, a trusted provider of digital services and platforms to over 50 customers. As the OTT and TV market evolves, as partners we are positioned to provide complete end-to-end managed Video solutions for operators looking to quickly and efficiently deploy advanced video services,” said Markus Placho, Head of Business Unit Media of Siemens Convergence Creators.