By Jonathan Easton
Media solutions provider Globecast has announced a partnership with Viaccess-Orca and MainStreaming.
The new coalition of vendors will see the creation of a new end-to-end OTT platform, app and associated backend infrastructure.
The companies have created an initial demonstration version of the app for live content. Globecast handles encoding of feeds, which are then delivered to the MainStreaming backend via an RTMP or MPEG-DASH stream. From there, the feeds are fully managed by Viaccess-Orca’s TV Platform as a Service (TVaaS) which includes on top of the app the content protection with its multi-DRM solution and the secure player.
VOD content operates in a similar workflow.
The companies said that the app is fully customisable and is pre-integrated into the Viaccess-Orca TV platform. It is optimised for iOS, Android, tablets and PC.
MD of Globecast Italy, Alessandro Alquati said: “Globecast is dedicated to continuing to enhance its OTT solutions portfolio to satisfy demand coming from the OTT market for both live and VOD services as complementary to traditional distribution.
“It’s imperative that when working with our customers we can show the most complete, latest working solutions to them. To do so we have partnered with MainStreaming and Viaccess-Orca who are already experts in providing solutions built specifically for live and VOD streaming.”
Founder and CEO at MainStreaming, Antonio Corrado said: “I believe this app allows media companies to accelerate their streaming transformation. We are proud to facilitate this change with our iMDP Service, the first video delivery platform designed for video streaming with sustainability in mind. It strengthens the quality of their video content distribution, ensuring their audience a flawless experience”.
CEO at Viaccess-Orca, Philippe Leonetti said: “We are excited to embark on this new partnership with Globecast and MainStreaming. Pairing our cloud-based TVaaS with next-gen technologies from Globecast and MainStreaming, we are simplifying the delivery of OTT services, ensuring a superior TV experience on connected devices and allowing operators to quickly monetise their offerings.”