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HBO goes for VMG

8 September 2012
HBO goes for VMG

HBO Europe has deployed the Video Multiprocessing Gateway (VMG) and TransAct Packager from RGB Networks to provide a complete transcoding and packaging solution for its HBO GO live streaming service. HBO GO is a TV Everywhere portal that allows HBO Europe’s subscribers to instantly access over 1,400 hours of exclusive programming wherever there is a broadband connection. HBO GO is being rolled out across the region, with most subscribers now able to enjoy the service; a live streaming capability was added in the autumn of 2011. RGB’s integrated solution powers HBO Europe’s transcoding and packaging for Microsoft Smooth Streaming. In addition, HBO Europe has leveraged RGB’s solution to integrate its system with digital rights management (DRM) platforms, ensuring secure delivery of the content. “The ability to access content at any time on any device is redefining the entertainment industry today – the success of the HBO GO live streaming service is testimony to this fact,” said Ramin Farassat, vice president, Product Marketing and Business Development for RGB Networks. – Ian McMurray4.C78

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