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Tata Communications teams up with iStreamPlanet

Tata Communications has signed a video contribution and distribution agreement with iStreamPlanet, designed to enable both companies to provide multiscreen, live linear streaming services for content owners, aggregators and distributors around the world.

The agreement combines video transport over Tata Communications’ fibre optic cable ring around the world, via its Video Connect and Satellite delivery services with iStreamPlanet’s live video workflow service, reaching over 300 media hotspots across 125 cities globally.

Using Tata Communications’ global network architecture, customers can transport live video feeds to iStreamPlanet’s live video workflow service, from over 300 locations worldwide, using Tata Communications’ global MPLS network supported by its undersea fibre optic ring.

Sameer Kanse, business head of Tata Communications’ Media Services said, “This agreement enhances the video service offerings for both Tata Communications and iStreamPlanet. Our strength in acquisition and distribution of video for multiscreen OU [occasional use] such as sports events and live linear, coupled with iStreamPlanet’s expertise in streaming video makes it a compelling value proposition for media organisations. By offering end-to-end management, we are providing the platform for customers to gain new business opportunities in emerging markets.”