Ahead of IBC2019, MediaKind, a global media technology leader, has launched its first range of application-specific packaged solutions from the MediaKind Universe portfolio – Aquila Streaming, Cygnus 360° Events, Cygnus Contribution, and Cygnus Distribution. The announcement of MediaKind’s first solutions packages address specific needs for core broadcast contribution and distribution applications and for delivering immersive OTT streaming services, multichannel HD or single channel UHD, remote ‘at home’ production and 360-degree video content, particularly around live events.
These scalable solutions enable service providers, operators, content owners, and broadcasters to launch new offerings without the need for additional infrastructure or on-site operational teams, while still retaining the flexibility to manage their own content. The tailored packages represent the first step in MediaKind’s wider strategy to offer complete solutions for core broadcast contribution and distribution, multi-purpose media headends, efficient storage and delivery and differentiated consumer experiences that directly address the challenges of today’s media landscape.
Mark Russell, Chief Strategy and Corporate Development Officer, MediaKind, said: “The media industry is increasingly shifting towards cloud-based, software-defined, as-a-Service offerings to reach, attract, and retain the attention of modern-day consumers. Through the launch of our solution packages, we are enabling our customers to reduce CAPEX spend, to optimize the use of existing system architectures and the flexibility to spin new services up and down as required, including live OTT and 360-degree video offerings. Drawing on our rich and longstanding heritage in the media space, we are reacting to these market transitions by providing the seamless delivery of high quality, immersive experiences across all viewing environments.”