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MediaKind launches broadcast contribution, OTT package

Addresses specific needs for core broadcast contribution and distribution applications

MediaKind has launched a range of application-specific packaged solutions from the MediaKind Universe portfolio – Aquila Streaming, Cygnus 360° Events, Cygnus Contribution and Cygnus Distribution.

The company said the package addresses specific needs for core broadcast contribution and distribution applications and for delivering immersive OTT streaming services, multichannel HD or single channel UHD, remote ‘at home’ production and 360-degree video content, particularly around live events.

The MediaKind Universe portfolio includes:

  • Aquila Streaming – a convergent, Cloud-based OTT and broadcast headend solution that enables content to be received, transcoded, multiplexed, packaged, encrypted and managed whether off-premise, as an on-premise solution, a channel as-a-Service or as a Cloud-native offering
  • Cygnus 360° Events – designed to enable operators and content owners to complement their existing live services with 360-degree video as an additional service offering
  • Cygnus Contribution – provides high-quality, low-latency, point-to-point live contribution links via satellite or IP networks, including reliable ingest into a public Cloud
  • Cygnus Distribution –  enables secure, reliable ingress and egress of live video and audio from public Cloud instances as well as reliable transport within the cloud itself

MediaKind chief strategy and corporate development officer Mark Russell said: “The media industry is increasingly shifting towards Cloud-based, software-defined, as-a-Service offerings to reach, attract, and retain the attention of modern-day consumers.

“Through the launch of our solution packages, we are enabling our customers to reduce CAPEX spend, to optimise the use of existing system architectures and the flexibility to spin new services up and down as required, including live OTT and 360-degree video offerings.

“Drawing on our rich and longstanding heritage in the media space, we are reacting to these market transitions by providing the seamless delivery of high-quality, immersive experiences across all viewing environments,” he added.