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Arqiva, MainStreaming distribution partnership

November 14, 2022

Broadcast infrastructure provider Arqiva and intelligent media delivery platform MainStreaming have forged a technology and services partnership, jointly to offer distribution services for the media streaming market.

The partners will explore how the combination of MainStreaming’s CDN technology and broadcast-grade streaming experience with Arqiva’s global media infrastructure and managed services capability can offer more scalable, flexible, and programming-centric content distribution services for the media streaming market.

According to the pair, with ever-growing viewer numbers on streaming services and the increasing strategic value of online audiences, the streaming needs of the biggest broadcasters and service providers are greater than ever. The combination of a large audience served, consistently high video quality, and low latency is the tough combination to get right hour after hour. As such, secure, scalable and cost-effective content distribution networks are vital.

They say that existing streaming distribution networks are not well suited to deliver either the quality of service required by service providers, or the quality of experience expected by audiences. The growing carbon footprint of streaming services is also a concern for both providers and audiences. Arqiva and MainStreaming are coming together to address these issues and to challenge conventional approaches to content distribution.

“Mainstreaming’s technology makes true edge computing for the media industry a reality, and already delivers important benefits for our industry-leading customers,” stated Antonio G. Corrado, CEO, MainStreaming. “We are excited to work together with Arqiva and the media industry to take advantage of our real-time, ultra-low latency, highly scalable streaming capabilities to deliver broadcast-grade streaming and also create new and exciting edge applications for video delivery.”

“The streaming world is changing fast and navigating the commercial and technical issues has never been harder,” added Clive White, CTO, Arqiva. “Arqiva and MainStreaming will be collaborating on a range of new capabilities and service offerings to meet these challenges with a view to optimising the customer experience and adding value to the biggest broadcasters in our core markets.”

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