Arqiva and MediaKind have launched a new media service proposition aimed at broadcasters planning to migrate their services to the cloud.
It plans to deliver a cloud-native, fully managed service for the aggregation, processing, and delivery of television services for any platform (broadcast and OTT) in any region, at any scale.
The collaboration brings together MediaKind’s cloud-native encoding, multiplexing and packaging and life cycle management with Arqiva’s experience in managed service delivery spanning integration, monitoring and connectivity services.
The cloud-native software ensures that power and resources are only used when needed, avoiding an ‘always-on’ infrastructure. In addition, the new offering will be structured on a cloud-based, subscription-like commercial model, providing cost-efficient means for operators and broadcasters to pay for services as they need them.
Shuja Khan, Chief Commercial Officer, Arqiva, said: “Our goal Is to remove the complexities of deploying, maintaining and operating broadcast headends. The proposition will simplify cloud migration providing a truly exceptional service that offers quality, reliability, adaptability, cost-efficiency and a sustainable approach.”
Boris Felts, Chief Product Officer, MediaKind, added: “Our joint service offering will leverage our managed cloud application operational deployment model and provide a cost-effective means for media delivery, operations and cloud infrastructure, enabling all operators and broadcasters to focus on differentiating their service through high-value content, live events, VOD libraries, and innovative new channels.”
The service will support all industry-standard linear broadcast formats, encryption technologies, and downstream mechanisms. It will also support the latest OTT processing requirements for distributing television content on internet streaming services, with pre-integrated ad-insertion technology.