NAB 2019: Speedcast Media Network Broadens Global Connectivity, Media Service Offerings
Speedcast (Booth SU13310) has expanded its Media Network global infrastructure by integrating satellite, fiber, and cellular networks from Globecomm, the company’s recent acquisition.
Speedcast Media Network provides secure point-to-point and point-to-multipoint live and linear digital video delivery anywhere in the world, with low latency and high availability. Speedcast has also added multiplatform processing and content management capabilities from Globecomm to Speedcast Media Network’s portfolio of cloud video processing services, enabling increased efficiency and agility for any size media organization.
The combined hybrid network backbone and cloud video processing services offering from Speedcast Media Network is ideal for transporting video and data content from any origination source to any destination — in any format for multiple platforms — and for everything from aggregation and contribution to integrated channel playout, OTT streaming, and distribution.
Speedcast Media Network’s cloud video processing services include Speedcast Vector, a virtualized integrated playout solution and digital headend that supports multiplatform processing for master control playout, encoding, and packaging, and takes advantage of the hybrid network for global distribution to multiple platforms. Speedcast Media Network also provides cloud-based content management for OTT streaming and video analytics.
With ubiquitous access to more than 80 satellites via the company’s 40 teleports, Speedcast Media Network provides the most extensive satellite capacity globally and connects to an integrated fiber, cellular, MPLS backbone spanning 50 points of presence (POPS), with links to the AWS cloud. Speedcast Media Network also offers Global IP Transport, a fully-managed IP transport service for secure delivery of low-latency broadcast-quality content. The IP transport service provides guaranteed bandwidth with no congestion and 99.99 percent availability backed by intelligent network management.
“As consumer demand for high-quality video content continues to grow, broadcasters and media companies need more efficient and cost-effective content delivery methods,” says Senior Vice President of Media Barrie Woolston at Speedcast. “The Speedcast Media Network combines years of experience transporting secure content over a highly available infrastructure at a global scale with deep-rooted expertise in broadcast and IT system-integration engineering. The result is a fully managed, robust, agile, and flexible solution, with a massive network footprint that allows media companies to unlock new business models and expand their current service offerings with the utmost efficiency and affordability.”
Services and technologies showcased at the 2019 NAB Show will include:
Managed Video and Global IP Transport services within Speedcast Media Network, which feature hybrid connectivity tailored for secure live, linear, and digital content delivery anywhere around the world, with low latency and high availability.
Speedcast Vector, a virtualized integrated playout and digital headend solution. Vector simplifies the processing, packaging, and customization of video content for multiplatform delivery, allowing media companies with an on-premises, hybrid, and cloud-based solution to scale up and deliver hundreds of channels to consumers.
Tempo Enterprise Communications and Training Platform, a secure cloud system for managing and streaming live and VOD enterprise communications and interactive training content, with advanced multicast streaming technology to minimize bandwidth consumption on the enterprise network.