Cobalt Digital and Starfish Technologies have joined forces to provide a transport stream splicing solution.
The solution uses Starfish Technologies TS Splicer software and the Cobalt SCTE-104/35 insertion system and can be used in broadcast, IPTV, satellite, and cable TV applications.
It has been designed to be a complete replacement for ad insertion or content blocking applications, with the TS Splicer combining the functionality of an integrated ad server, SCTE-35 opt-out signal decoding, input stream switching, and transport stream splicing.
The solution takes in transport streams with SCTE-35 triggers and inserts advertisements based on the embedded control signals. The fully configurable TS Splicer performs a “technically clean media switch with minimal propagation delay.”
“Ad insertion is a vital part of any content distribution system, and we are excited to work with Starfish Technologies to add transport stream splicing to our offerings,” said Chris Shaw, executive vice president of sales and marketing, Cobalt Digital. “This partnership adds further functionality to meet the needs of our customers.”