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BBC selects Bitmovin Encoder for live and UHD content

Solution enables broadcaster to make live shows available via catch-up and VoD available as close to TX as possible

The BBC has selected Bitmovin Encoder for delivering selected live and UHD content on catch up TV and Video on Demand (VOD) services.

The Bitmovin solution enables the broadcaster to make live shows from the BBC’s TV channels available rapidly on satellite provider set-top boxes (STBs), so the broadcaster’s flagship shows are available as close to TX as possible.

The Bitmovin Encoder solution utilises proven massively parallel processing for fast encoding, which enables the catch up TV and VoD platforms to access the required format shortly after the live broadcast or episodic TV series release from post production, and deliver the content to consumers using a public Cloud-based platform.

The solution is also being used in ultra-high definition (UHD) and High Dynamic Range (HDR) trials – including the BBC’s latest national history programme Dynasties.

“Every asset the BBC produces needs to be delivered at the best possible quality, including for catch-up and new release VoD services. We are proud our encoding solution enables their viewers to access their favourite programmes in a timely manner, leveraging our Cloud-native, massively distributed encoding technology which achieves greater encoding speeds without compromising video quality,” said Stefan Lederer, CEO at Bitmovin.