Advanced Television

Bitmovin delivers BBC content

February 26, 2019

Bitmovin, a specialist in online video technology, has revealed that the BBC is using the Bitmovin Encoder to speed content preparation and maximise quality for selected live and UHD content on Catch Up TV and VoD services.

The Bitmovin solution enables the broadcaster to make live shows from the BBC’s TV channels available rapidly on satellite provider STBs, so flagship programmes can be seen soon after the time of broadcast.

The Bitmovin Encoder solution utilises proven massively parallel processing for fast encoding. The content can, therefore, be available in the required format shortly after the live broadcast or episodic TV series release from post production, and delivered to consumers using a public cloud-based platform.

The solution is also being used in ultra-high definition (UHD) and High Dynamic Range (HDR) trials.

“Every asset the BBC produces needs to be delivered at the best possible quality, including for catch-up and new release VoD services. We are proud our encoding solution enables their viewers to access their favourite programmes in a timely manner, leveraging our cloud-native, massively distributed encoding technology which achieves greater encoding speeds without compromising video quality” said Stefan Lederer, CEO at Bitmovin.

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