Elemental Streams Live Linear TV 24x7 for Swiss OTT Pioneer Wilmaa
Delivers 82 live channels to multiple devices with time-shift functionality
Amsterdam—IBC 2013(13 Sep 2013)
Elemental Technologies, the leading supplier of video solutions for multiscreen content delivery, today announced that Elemental® Live systems are streaming 82 linear television channels 24x7 including 8 HD channels to viewers online across multiple devices for Wilmaa GmbH, the leading Swiss over-the-top (OTT) web television provider. Wilmaa plans to scale its Elemental Live deployment to support several hundred channels in the future for its TV service.
In a model similar to Hulu’s video service, Wilmaa enables viewers in Switzerland to watch TV from national and international broadcasters online. The service is accessible via web browser, Android and iPhone smartphones as well as tablet devices. Wilmaa makes a number of advanced personalized viewing options, such as DVR and Catch-up TV, available to subscribers for a low monthly fee. In addition, Wilmaa will launch an OTT Set-Top-Box this fall.
“With Wilmaa, Swiss viewers have unprecedented access to all their favorite live broadcast content on any device. All the while broadcasters are able to efficiently and rapidly grow their audiences,” said Kolja Wehleit, CEO of Wilmaa Digital World AG, who will be responsible for deploying the Wilmaa OTT Set-Top-Box experience later this year. “The encoding density, picture quality and software flexibility available with Elemental systems is vital to our ability to delight viewers and broadcasters alike.”
Elemental partnered with Ad Insertion Platform Sàrl. The Swiss based company is active in digital ad insertion and system integration for cable and IPTV-operators in order to design, install and manage the operational parts of the headend including the Elemental encoding platform.
In Wilmaa’s deployment, Elemental Live systems receive 24x7 broadcast satellite feeds via IP-based UDP input, then process high-definition (HD) and standard-definition (SD) single program transport streams (SPTS) into adaptive bitrate RTMP outputs. Elemental® Conductor manages Elemental Live systems in a redundant configuration, providing a central management console for all 82 channels to ensure high service availability. Finally, video streams are delivered via a CDN to end-user devices.
“Multiscreen services count on flawless delivery of high quality video across every conceivable viewing device,” said Laurent Potesta, CEO of Ad Insertion Platform Sàrl. “We’re excited to bring exactly that to the Wilmaa experience with the powerful advanced video processing of Elemental.”
“Wilmaa’s online TV offering is a visionary and dynamic OTT service that we are honored to support today and to help scale in the future,” said John Nemeth, VP sales EMEA for Elemental. www.elementaltechnologies.com PH 503.222.3212 FX 503.914.0322 225 SW Broadway, Ste. 600, Portland, OR 97205
This deployment is representative of the growing number of pay TV providers using Elemental solutions for advanced OTT and multiscreen applications in the European market.”
Elemental is demonstrating its full suite of advanced video processing solutions at the IBC2013 Conference and exhibition September 13-17 in Hall 4, Stand 4.B75 of the Amsterdam RAI. To schedule a meeting with an Elemental representative at the show, please click here.
Elemental Technologies is the leading supplier of video solutions for multiscreen content delivery. Founded in 2006 and headquartered in Portland, Oregon, the company pioneered the use of graphics processors to power adaptive video streaming over IP networks. Providing unmatched solutions for more than 300 leading media franchises worldwide, Elemental helps pay TV operators, content programmers, film studios and sports broadcasters bring video to any screen, anytime – all at once. The company has offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, China, Russia and Brazil. To learn more, please visit http://www.elementaltechnologies.com and follow @elementaltech on Twitter.
About Wilmaa GmbH
Wilmaa GmbH is providing a complete multiscreen OTT service in Switzerland including 82 linear TV channels and a VOD service. Wilmaa plans on extending its TV service using a Wilmaa designed OTT Set-Top-Box and will increase its channel line-up to a couple of hundred linear TV stations at that time.
About Ad Insertion Platform Sàrl
The Swiss based Ad Insertion Platform Sàrl was founded in 2007 by Laurent Potesta. The company provides Digital Ad Insertion solutions as well as consulting and system integration services in Switzerland and across Europe.