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Elemental delivering services for Viaplay

Compression specialist Elemental Technologies has said it is delivering live channels and video-on-demand content to internet-connected devices for Modern Times Group’s Viaplay streaming service. 

The Viaplay deployment of Elemental Live and Elemental Server supports the creation of content delivered to smartphones, tablets, PCs, smart TVs, game consoles, as well as Viaplay’s OTT set-top box.

The solution for Viaplay was deployed in conjunction with thePlatform’s mpx video management system.  The system provides workflow management of video ingest, metadata management, subscriber management and viewing rights enforcement, and automated publishing across device and video player profiles.

“We’ve provided live and video on demand streaming to our audience for many years and have recently started to work with Elemental for encoding. The servers have proven reliable and high performing and we also appreciate the strong engineering background of the Elemental team,” said Kaj af Kleen, chief for Viaplay. “We need to upgrade our infrastructure continuously to accommodate the innovation we see in the video streaming market and we believe Elemental is a good partner for enabling this.”

“Viaplay is a technology pioneer and leader driving premium Internet-delivered video across the Nordic region,” said John Nemeth, VP sales EMEA for Elemental. “We are happy to support its ground-breaking work in providing innovative multiscreen experiences to viewers of premium TV, movies and live sports entertainment.”

Elemental is featuring its advanced software-defined video processing solutions at TV Connect. The company will showcase real-time 4K HEVC video processing.