Verizon brings OTT to Volicon Media Intelligence customers

Staff writer
06 Sep 2016

The Volicon Media Intelligence service from Verizon Digital Media Services has been enhanced with the integration of Verizon's Slicer application, an essential software element of the Uplynk Video Streaming service.

This integration allows users of the Volicon Media Intelligence service to launch over-the-top (OTT) offerings quickly and efficiently by leveraging their existing Volicon hardware infrastructure.

Deployed at over a thousand broadcast locations worldwide, the service records broadcast content across interfaces — including SDI (serial digital interface), TS (a digital container format for transmission), and analog — for purposes of monitoring, compliance, and review.

The Uplynk Video Streaming service offers a comprehensive solution for broadcasters to stream linear channels, live events, and on-demand clips to online viewers on an array of mobile phones, tablets, web browsers, and streaming devices.

The addition of the Slicer application to the Volicon Media Intelligence service puts industry-leading compliance, monitoring, and OTT delivery in a single footprint within a broadcaster's facility.

Activated as quickly and easily as flipping a switch, the Slicer application gives broadcasters the ability to ingest video, encode it into multiple bit rate profiles, encrypt it, and distribute it via OTT or VOD (video-on-demand) services, as well as through web and social media sharing platforms.

"The Uplynk Video Streaming service is ideal for TV networks, stations, affiliates, and any other Volicon Media Intelligence service-enabled operation looking to light up new OTT channels quickly and economically," said Ted Middleton, chief product officer at Verizon Digital Media Services.

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