Advanced Television

Simplestream demos live-to-VOD and streaming solution at BVE

February 22, 2016

  • Simplestream will showcase its industry-leading Media Manager Solution at BVE on the stand of Media Excel and Garland Partners (L.06)
  • The solution supports broadcast and OTT through a single workflow reducing complexity and costs
  • The live-demo will reveal how entertainment providers such as QVC, Box Plus Network, Turner and sports customers such as At The Races, Racing UK and Box Nation are delivering premium quality streaming with increased efficiency

Simplestream, a leading provider of video services including live streaming, automated catch-up and live-to-VOD solutions, has announced a live demonstration of its Media Manager solution on the Garland Partners stand (L.06) at BVE in London (23-25 February). The market leading solution reduces the complexity of providing video services such as live streaming, catch-up TV, multiscreen and VOD, so that all channels and operators can now cost-effectively meet consumer expectations.

Running throughout BVE, the live-demo will reveal how the Simplestream Media Manager platform has been adopted by leading entertainment broadcasters including QVC, Box Plus Network, Scripps, Turner and Discovery Networks to deliver streamlined simulcasting, real-time editing and live-to-VOD publishing of multiple channels, to any platform and device within a single unified workflow. The Media Manager solution, which delivers an industry-leading live-to-VOD turnaround time of less than a minute, helps providers deliver more of the content consumers want, faster and across any device. Media Manager now uniquely provides a one-stop shop for broadcasters to provide catch-up services across platforms such as BT TV, Freesat, Freeview, Virgin, in addition to mobiles, tablets, Amazon Fire, AppleTV, SmartTV’s and other connected devices.

Dan Finch, Commercial Director for Simplestream commented: “By removing cost and time barriers, Simplestream’s Media Manager helps media owners and content creators of any size deliver premium live-streaming, catch-up and automated live-to-VOD services. Using Media Excel from Garland Partners as our preferred encoder manufacturer and supplier, we are able to extend these benefits further, ensuring the highest quality performance for multi-channel and multi-territory content delivery.”

Media Excel’s encoders are integrated with Simplestream’s Media Manager and Media Hub solutions, enabling providers to seamlessly deliver live and VOD content through a single workflow. The high-density transcoding platform delivered by Garland Partners supports Simplestream’s continued growth as a leading vendor of live streaming.

Nikos Kyriopoulos, Product Director at Media Excel commented: “Our robust encoding and transcoding solutions are designed to ensure the highest quality with the greatest efficiency in content delivery for Simplestream’s OTT and broadcast customers. BVE provides an ideal opportunity for providers to see first-hand how our HERO transcoders can help them deliver premium television content online through a scalable and future-proofed delivery model.”

BVE is one of the leading entertainment expos in the United Kingdom, showcasing the best solutions taking content from creation to consumption. To see Simplestream’s demonstration visit the Garland Partners Booth at Hall S1- 9, Stand L.06.

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