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SES Platform Services launches online video platform

uhd_SESSatellite operator SES’s Platform Services arm has launched an online video platform product to enable customers to launch their own internet video offerings.

According to SES, the OVP, dubbed Lucid, includes support for internet TV channels and on-demand services and includes tools for Content Ingest, Management, and Encoding, Transcoding, DRM Integration and Playout as well as support for revenue earning services, including subscription and transactional VoD options.

The platform also provides support for iOS and Android delivery as well as HTML5-based IP boxes.

Lucid OVP is a part of SES Platform Services’ new Media Toolbox concept. The Media Toolbox is an all-in-one solution for the distribution of audio-visual content.

As well as OTT providers and pay TV operators looking to launch OTT services, the product is also targeted at broadcasters and content providers that want to set up an online video service as a supplement to Direct-to-Home (DTH) services to address new customer groups.

“For many broadcasters, broadcasting linear TV programmes is just not enough anymore. People watch more and more online and mobile content. With ready-to-start workflows and ‘out-of-the-box’ features, Lucid OVP ensures fast time-to-market and enables our customers to reach viewers and customers anywhere and on any device. We have been a leading provider of backend services, and now we can also deliver our customers everything for the front-end to create a great user experience,” said Daniel Kiessling, Senior Manager Solution Management SES Platform Services.

Separately, SES Platform Services is also to launch Liquid VOD, a new VoD over satellite platform, at the forthcoming IBC.

“If there is one shortfall of satellite distribution in general, it is the current limitation to near-video-on-demand offerings based on fixed schedules for operators and platforms. SES is always looking to innovate and, by developing Liquid VOD, we are very confident this obstacle will be overcome soon. There are still many areas in the world without area-wide broadband supply, and in these regions Liquid VOD would be a perfect solution for operators to launch VoD services to exploit the growing demand for non-linear content,” said Wilfried Urner, CEO of SES Platform Services.