Arqiva has added Virtual Connect to its portfolio of real-time connectivity options for events and full-time channels.
Infrastructure and media services provider Arqiva has added Virtual Connect to its portfolio of real-time connectivity options for occasional events and full-time channels.
Supported by Amazon Web Services (AWS), the cloud-based service is designed to appeal to broadcasters seeking new models of real-time content contribution, processing and distribution. Arqiva said the service will enable them to perform fast-start trials in new geographies, rapidly delivering services such as live sports, esports and music events.
With AWS acting as a virtual point of presence, Virtual Connect also allows existing content partners with linear channels and event distribution on the Arqiva fibre network (Arqnet) to move feeds to the cloud for processing or pick up real-time content from the cloud and feed it back into Arqnet.
Chris Alner, commercial director, video and data, Arqiva, said: “Virtual Connect will allow our customers in sports broadcasting and beyond to reach new audiences with the global reach of AWS and deliver broadcast-quality real-time content across the world – all with a 24/7 service wrap from Arqiva to ensure availability, redundancy and quality.”