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Elemental and STN partner for OTT delivery

7 June 2016
Elemental and STN partner for OTT delivery

Satellite Telecommunications Network (STN) has selected Elemental Technologies video processing solutions to power the unified headend delivery of broadcast and OTT TV content in high-efficiency video coding (HEVC/H.265).

Founded in 2004, STN is working on an expanding project to deliver more than 20 HD channels of general entertainment content for a single client. Elemental will aid the project by implementing Elemental Live, managed by Elemental Conductor, to transcode channel content in six different profiles for adaptive streaming.

Tomaz Lovsin, CTO, STN, said, “The ability of Elemental software to support multiple compression and adaptive bitrate formats within a unified headend for broadcast and OTT delivery is driving massive efficiencies for STN. Choosing technology from Elemental affirms our reputation for using the highest quality.”

“Good compression should deliver video that closely matches the original while simultaneously achieving the smallest bitrate, and this is exactly what Elemental gives us.”

Elemental stated that to assure that quality, reliability and security requirements for content delivery networks are met, profiles are published on Elemental Delta origin servers, where CDNs can pick up the content for multiscreen OTT delivery.

“STN has achieved remarkable success very quickly, because it delivers the highest service standards,” said John Nemeth, vice president of field operations, EMEA, Elemental.

“With our HEVC transcoding capability, a core requirement for STN, we are able to deliver the quality and efficiency STN requires. Elemental provides a flexible architecture that allows STN to grow rapidly, and to develop new services like high quality OTT and, in the future, UHD.”

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