Swisscom Broadcast to demo RGB multiscreen solutions

Swisscom Broadcast, the Swiss provider of managed multiscreen TV services, will be demonstrating the transmission of its IP-based multiscreen TV services at IBC using RGB’s Video Multiprocessing Gateway (VMG) and TransAct Packager.

The RGB multi-device delivery solution forms a component in Swisscom Broadcast’s technology blueprint to support the delivery of media over private and public internet to televisions, PCs and mobile devices. At RGB’s stand it will be demod delivering live video over the internet from Swisscom Broadcast’s headend to multiple devices on the stand.
Operating one of the major headends in Switzerland with approximately 400 TV channels, Swisscom Broadcast is a supplier of managed IP-based video and audio services. It is building standards-based architectures to supply IPTV and OTT services to new and existing operators looking to update their legacy technology deployments.

The demo will see live streams from Swisscom Broadcast’s headend using RGB’s VMG to transcode programme streams. These streams will be formatted for a large number of different end-user devices of varying resolutions and decoding capabilities for delivery via both adaptive streaming and traditional single bitrate environments. Working in conjunction with RGB’s TransAct Packager, this integrated solution provides streams in Apple HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) standard delivery format, Adobe HTTP Dynamic Streaming and Microsoft Smooth Streaming outputs, enabling them to address adaptive streaming for HLS-compatible devices, and the new Flash/Silverlight-powered platforms such as Android and Windows-based devices.

RGB will be exhibiting at IBC on Stand 4.C78.

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