Flextech Television, the content division of the soon to be Virgin Media, has installed Digital Rapids’ StreamZ for its VOD and Mobile Encoding. The system will be operated by the New Media department at Flextech’s London facility and has been integrated into the company network with its media storage accessible to their edit platforms, primarily encoding full programmes to WMV for their VOD service and MPEG-1 and MPEG-4 deliverables for their mobile carriers.
Flextech’s broadband video-on-demand service carries both its own originated programming including Most Haunted and Ghost Towns and acquired material such as Disney’s Alias. The New Media department also produces content loops for Bravo and Living TV mobile channels on Orange and Vodafone Live. The content consists of so called mobisodes of approximately five minutes duration.