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Thomson launches MediaFlex Suite

Eric Gallier

Eric Gallier

Technology provider Thomson Video Networks has launched MediaFlex Suite, a platform to enable digital TV operators to process content from many sources for delivery on a variety of platforms, including satellite, terrestrial, cable, IPTV, and OTT.

Capabilities include monitoring, configuring, and dynamically changing their channel lineups for both broadcast and multi-screen services. MediaFlex Suite is part of Thomson’s Behind Every Screen strategy for a comprehensive infrastructure that supports broadcast and OTT streaming of SD, HD, and Ultra HD content on every screen.

The platform consists of server software and a set of client applications that streamline management and supervision of services across on-premises and cloud-based resources, according to Thomson.

“As the unified service operation and management suite for Behind Every Screen, MediaFlex Suite provides a software layer to facilitate overall service configuration, scheduling, and monitoring,” said Eric Gallier, vice president, marketing, Thomson Video Networks.

“MediaFlex Suite greatly simplifies services management for our customers operating across multiple delivery platforms. Combined with MediaFlex OS, the suite can provision branding and compression resources based on priorities for deployment speed, video quality requirements, bandwidth optimisation, and content customisation. Ultimately, MediaFlex Suite provides a unified view of the entire operation to streamline tasks such as migrating services between compression resources, deploying new services rapidly in a data centre, dynamically updating the channel lineup, or extending file transcoding capabilities with external cloud resources.”