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MediaKind launches range of packaged solutions

MediaKind has launched what it describes as a range of application-specific packaged solutions from the MediaKind Universe portfolio – Aquila Streaming, Cygnus 360° Events, Cygnus Contribution, and Cygnus Distribution.

The company said that the solutions packages address specific needs for core broadcast contribution and distribution applications and for delivering OTT streaming services, multichannel HD or single channel UHD, remote ‘at home’ production and 360-degree video content, particularly around live events.

These solutions are targeted at service providers, operators, content owners, and broadcasters that want to launch new offerings without the need for additional infrastructure or on-site operational teams.

The tailored packages represent the first step in MediaKind’s wider strategy to offer solutions for core broadcast contribution and distribution, multi-purpose media headends, storage and delivery and consumer experiences.

Aquila Streaming is a convergent, cloud-based OTT and broadcast headend solution that enables content to be received, transcoded, multiplexed, packaged, encrypted and managed whether off-premise, as an on-premise solution, a channel as-a-Service or as a cloud-native offering, according to MediaKind

Cygnus 360°  Events is designed to enable operators and content owners to complement their existing live services with 360-degree video as an additional service offering. From a single contribution source, MediaKind can process and deliver live 360-degree video into suitable resolutions (up to 8K) and formats for simultaneous live publishing to an operator’s app over public CDN, as well as via social media platforms.

Cygnus Contribution is described as a highly flexible solution, targeted at the market for acquiring and exchanging content, provides high quality, low latency, point-to-point live contribution links via satellite or IP networks, including reliable ingest into a public cloud. The live contribution links include HDR support via satellite or over fibre

Cygnus Distribution is described as a primary distribution solution enables operators and broadcasters to distribute live content via satellite and IP networks.

Mark Russell, chief strategy and corporate development officer, MediaKind, said: “The media industry is increasingly shifting towards cloud-based, software-defined, as-a-Service offerings to reach, attract, and retain the attention of modern-day consumers. Through the launch of our solution packages, we are enabling our customers to reduce CAPEX spend, to optimize the use of existing system architectures and the flexibility to spin new services up and down as required, including live OTT and 360-degree video offerings. Drawing on our rich and longstanding heritage in the media space, we are reacting to these market transitions by providing the seamless delivery of high quality, immersive experiences across all viewing environments.”

MediaKind will exhibit at IBC on stand 4.A01