MX1, the technical services subsidiary of Astra satellite operator SES, has formed a partnership with US online video platform provider Minerva Networks to offer turnkey, subscription-based and ad-funded OTT video services.
The integration of Minerva’s platform with MX1’s content management services and global delivery infrastructure will enable media companies, broadcasters, mobile service providers, ISPs and pay-TV operators worldwide to launch flexible and scalable OTT video services quickly and cost effectively, according to the companies. They demonstrate their joint solution at the 2019 NAB Show, April 8-11, in Las Vegas at the SES booth SU1410.
“In partnership with MX1, we are redefining the way large-scale OTT video services can be efficiently created, launched and operated,” said Mauro Bonomi, CEO of Minerva Networks. “The combination of our management platform with MX1’s proven media processing services and delivery infrastructure provides a comprehensive solution for the delivery of engaging entertainment experiences on a variety of connected devices.”
Minerva’s online video platform supports a wide range of video services including live TV, video-on-demand, personal video recording, catch-up TV, pause of live TV and restart TV. It also provides analytics data, enabling operators to optimise their video services in order to increase user engagement and retention. MX1 will manage all aspects of the OTT content workflow and service delivery, including operations and 24/7 monitoring.
Daniel Kiessling, senior product manager at MX1, said: “Consumers are looking for compelling services that allow them to enjoy a variety of live, time-shifted and on-demand video content anywhere and on any screen. In partnership with Minerva, we have assembled a best-of-breed turnkey solution for operators to quickly and cost-effectively deploy next-generation multiscreen services. Our global OTT TV cloud service will enable broadcasters, media companies and operators worldwide to better monetise their content.”