Synamedia passes SaaS milestone

Video software provider Synamedia says that 25 customers, including beIN and SportsMax, are unow sing its SaaS Video Network products at scale.

As well as its success with SaaS and cloud, Synamedia says it continues to see demand for its on-premises products. The company recently signed the largest deal in Video Network’s history with a US$90M contract for IP network optimisation using its virtual Digital Content Manager (vDCM) and Virtualised Cable Access products.

At IBC, Synamedia Video Network will demonstrate how its product portfolio is evolving to target three vertical customer solutions: B2B distribution, D2C streaming, and IP network optimisation.

The SaaS applications can be purchased through a cloud portal that allows customers to instantly launch multi-tenant SaaS offerings.

SaaS-based solutions include PowerVu for primary distribution, Quortex Link for secure, global IP-based video distribution, the Quortex Play streaming solution and network optimization, and network optimization tool EdgeCDN.

Julien Signes, general manager of Video Network at Synamedia, said: “Our cloud and SaaS business is booming as operators turn to opex models to cut costs and gain flexibility, but we are also seeing increased interest in our IP optimisation portfolio. This reflects today’s economic environment where cable operators are looking to accelerate their transition to IP by optimising their existing infrastructure and set-top box investments.”

At IBC, Synamedia will offer a preview of several innovations from its R&D labs designed to meet Video Network’s target customers’ needs: B2B distribution SaaS solutions, D2C streaming SaaS solutions, and IP network optimisation products. These early technologies will include compression, CDN switching, in-stadium experiences and a new way of distributing sports content.

Highlights include the first demonstration of Versatile Video Coding (VVC) running in the cloud on the latest Amazon Web Services (AWS) instances, and enhancements to  in-stadium experience with partner NativeWaves.

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