Comcast Technology Solutions (CTS) is introducing a new cloud-based Managed Channel Origination service that combines Sky’s European infrastructure and operations with the capabilities of CTS.
The service enables broadcasters and streaming video providers to outsource and modernise the creation, management, and distribution of linear TV and OTT video channels via a fully managed 24×7 service, said the company.
It has been designed to improve operational efficiency and security posture as well as reduce total cost of ownership, and the user’s environmental footprint.
CTS’s capability is being extended to EMEA by leveraging Sky’s master control video and metadata platforms coupled with its own portfolio of product solutions. Managed Channel Origination provides media companies with a unified workflow, from content acquisition through delivery, with 24×7 service level agreements (SLAs), said the company.
“Media companies across EMEA are exploring new paths to address many structural challenges facing the premium video industry,” said Bart Spriester, SVP and general manager of streaming, broadcast, and advertising for Comcast Technology Solutions. “Managed Channel Origination aims to help strengthen their video businesses, improve workflow efficiency, and drive innovation.
“Our customers benefit from a unified workflow, while removing technical complexity and their reliance on disparate technology vendors or heavy CapEx investments. They can also trust in the same proven technology used by Sky and Comcast to deliver their own channels at scale. We’re proud to offer our cloud-based Managed Channel Origination as a fully managed service to our customers across EMEA.”