Having successfully proved virtualised encoding and multiplexing for a complex, multi-region UK terrestrial television system, BT Media and Broadcast (BT M&B) says its software-based platform is now available for delivery of terrestrial and satellite television.
Through its project with Digital 3&4 (D3&4), BT M&B upgraded ITV and Channel 4’s Freeview channels, with a move to start-to-finish cloud processing for regionalised TV via its Vena platform. The development was a transition away from legacy hardware, using Vena to deliver digital encoding and multiplexing securely and reliably, combining multiple content streams into one before onward regional distribution.
BT M&B’s software-based ‘coding and mux’ platform is now available for content providers across terrestrial and satellite. It offers virtualised encoding and multiplexing for improved operational efficiency, lower energy consumption, enhanced flexibility in both production and distribution, and greater regionalisation of channels. The platform itself is highly scalable and more robust.
This is part of a wider project at BT M&B, which is planning to evolve its portfolio though bringing encoding and packaging to market on an industrial scale for OTT content.
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Company: BT Media and Broadcast