German public broadcaster Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR) has used Elemental Live video processing systems to perform 24/7 encoding of live content. NDR is able to create video streams of programme broadcasts, news and special events for publicly and freely accessible web portals and mobile apps.
Each Elemental Live system supports four HD-SDI inputs simultaneously. Eleven streams are encoded from each input for distribution directly to the Akamai content delivery network (CDN). This allows NDR to increase its live streaming while scaling back on its use of an external service provider in favour of an internal transcoding and transmission workflow.
“NDR has taken a pioneering approach to video processing, streaming and delivery by bringing encoding in-house to lower distribution costs,” said John Nemeth, Elemental VP sales, EMEA. “We are pleased to partner with Logic Media to offer NDR a solution that reduces costs, saves power and improves video quality as well as strong local support.”