Swiss telco Swisscom has chosen the Titan virtual encoding solution from French video delivery solutions provider Ateme for its MediaCloud project.
The project’s aim is to build one of the industry’s first virtualised IPTV video headend systems based on video transcoding to manage the numerous TV input formats. Alongside this, Swisscom wants to adapt the output video channels to meet the requirements of its consumers.
Transcoding Swisscom’s live TV channels with Titan enables the company to enhance its MediaCloud project with virtualised, cloud-based technology, providing increased system agility at reduced costs, according to Ateme.
“Ateme is a leader in the world of cloud-based transcoding. The team understood our needs to build an IPTV virtual video headend which offers rapid channels set up and tear down, along with providing agility to keep up with consumer demand and technology changes,” said Bruno Haug, Head of TV Development at Swisscom.
“Our new virtualised headend has the ability to take a new channel aboard in minutes, enabling it to match consumer technology demands by rapidly adding popular new programming, offering dedicated channels for big events, upgrading channels to 4K and adding new compression standards to support the latest TV-watching device,” he added.