Globecast, Viaccess-Orca and Mainstreaming have joined forces on a new end-to-end OTT platform, app and associated backend infrastructure.
For the OTT platform, Globecast handles the encoding of the feeds as per a customer’s requirements. The feed(s) is then delivered to the MainStreaming backend via an RTMP or MPEG-DASH stream. MainStreaming’s backend transcodes the stream(s), which are then fully managed by Viaccess-Orca’s TV Platform as a Service (TVaaS), including content protection with its multi-DRM solution and the secure player.
The VoD version uses a similar workflow with the uploading of the VoD content handled by Globecast via a web portal supplied by MainStreaming. After receiving the on-demand files, MainStreaming encodes them into the specific resolutions and bitrates and then feeds VO’s as a service TV platform. Content delivery to end users is handled by MainStreaming’s iMDP Service.
The new app is fully customisable and is pre-integrated into Viaccess-Orca’s TV platform, as an optimised end-to-end solution for iOS and Android mobiles and tablets, and PCs. Channel logos, a visual trailer of each VoD stream, programme guide for each live channel, restart options and the insertion of customised advertising are all supported on the app.
Alessandro Alquati, MD of Globecast Italy, who led the creation of the partnership, said, “Globecast is dedicated to continuing to enhance its OTT solutions portfolio to satisfy demand coming from the OTT market for both live and VoD services as complementary to traditional distribution. It’s imperative that when working with our customers we can show the most complete, latest working solutions to them. To do so we have partnered with MainStreaming and Viaccess-Orca who are already experts in providing solutions built specifically for live and VOD streaming.”