Appear TV has announced new publishing features and qualification for its software-based AVC and HEVC video compression. 

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Appear TV: New HLS Push publishing has been awarded Qualified Encoder with Akamai MSL certification

This, it says, expands the landscape of scenarios in which the company’s software transcoder can be applied.

The new HLS Push publishing, available in the latest release, has been awarded Qualified Encoder with Akamai MSL certification, adding to the existing file, transport stream, SRT and HLS Pull output options. Appear TV’s solution for live OTT, IPTV and VOD video compression can now deliver live OTT directly to the Akamai MSL service.

The new software transcoder appliances from Appear TV provide OTT transcoding, packaging and origin with HLS publishing in a single system. For more feature-rich deployments, the software transcoder is said to seamlessly integrate with the company’s ABR just-in-time packager.

Magnus Solberg, product manager for software compression at Appear TV, said: “Appear is enabling customers to centralise content preparation such as multi-profile transcoding, whilst decentralising the OTT delivery to various systems. Enlisting our software-based video compression as a Qualified Encoder with Akamai MSL enables our customers to do this with ease.”