Mediaset España is working with Unified Streaming to optimise its live streaming and linear programming.
The companies are also working together on content protection for premium content in Mediaset España’s on-demand workflow, and to package the company’s entire video-on-demand catalogue, with and without DRM (digital rights management).
The broadcaster has moved from push-based streaming to a pull-based protocol, which runs in Microsoft Azure and facilitates a multi-CDN strategy. Spreading distribution over numerous CDNs keeps the company nimble, diversifies risk, and lets it evade vendor lock-in, it said.
The technology has been tested in Azure via Kubernetes, a system for automating software deployment, scaling, and management
Mediaset España CTO Manuel Jesús Guisado said, “The reason this has worked so well is because Unified’s support team is so laser-focused on packaging, and every packaging issue that was seen in testing, they solved.”
Ewout Meijer, sales team lead at Unified Streaming, added, “Mediaset España’s goal of building a best-of-breed OTT solution aligns perfectly with Unified Streaming’s vision of providing broadcasters and operators with the tools to deliver the best and most personalised viewing experience.”