Discovery selects Synamedia’s virtualized DCM for cloud encoding

Published: 29 October 2019 - 8:56 a.m.
By: Digital Studio Middle East Staff
Synamedia, an independent video software provider, has announced that Discovery, Inc. has chosen its virtualised digital content manager (DCM) from its video network portfolio to increase operational efficiencies for its Asia Pacific distribution.

Discovery is centralising its Asia Pacific uplink compression systems to its Sterling ,Virginia broadcast center.

The company is turning to Synamedia’s virtualised DCM to distribute signals across regions without interruptions.

The platform, which complements traditional satellite distribution, enables Discovery to efficiently transition its distribution architecture to an IP-based virtualised video processing environment while protecting its revenue.

Synamedia’s solution offers video services for linear pay TV broadcast and live OTT streaming, including live transcoding to multiple bit rates and formats, scalable video functions, best-in-class video quality, and an intuitive user interface.

Discovery has employed Synamedia’s PowerVu Network Center to securely distribute its live linear international channels from hardware to a virtualised environment in the U.S. to feed the Asia Pacific region distribution.

“We are excited to move to Synamedia’s next gen virtualized DCM architecture for our Asia Pacific distribution,” said Jim Rossiter, vice president of distribution, Americas and Asia, for Discovery. “Uninterrupted service is non-negotiable for us as we strive to provide the best viewing experiences for our audience. We needed a partner we could trust that can help us transition without impacting service delivery, and to continue to deliver high quality content to our clients."

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