Comcast Technology Solutions launches Managed Channel Origination service in EMEA

Comcast Technology Solutions, the tech division of the US cable giant, has launched a new cloud-based Managed Channel Origination service for customers across EMEA.

Combining Sky’s regional infrastructure and operations with the capabilities of CTS, the tech firm has developed a fully managed 24/7 service which enables media companies to outsource and modernise the creation, management, and distribution of linear TV and OTT video channels.

Managed Channel Origination has been extended to EMEA by leveraging Sky’s master control video and metadata platforms coupled with CTS’ portfolio of product solutions.

Comcast Technology said the new service aims to meet media companies needs to improve operational efficiency, reduce total cost of ownership, improve their security posture, reduce their environmental footprint, and future-proof their ability to deliver improved experiences to audiences across screens and geographies.

The service has a highly versatile, secure, and scalable cloud-based solution backed by Comcast Technology Solutions, according to the company.

“Bringing cloud-based Managed Channel Origination to the shores of Europe and beyond will create new possibilities for media companies and content providers” said Fraser Stirling, global chief product officer, Comcast and Sky. “Bringing our world leading technology and our decades of experience in content operations will enable a new level of flexibility, visibility and innovation to customers of Comcast Technology Solutions— and even more importantly—more content to consumers in ever more engaging ways.”

“Media companies across EMEA are exploring new paths to address many structural challenges facing the premium video industry,” added Bart Spriester, senior vice president and general manager of streaming, broadcast, & advertising for Comcast Technology Solutions. “Managed Channel Origination aims to help strengthen their video businesses, improve workflow efficiency, and drive innovation. Our customers benefit from a unified workflow, while removing technical complexity and their reliance on disparate technology vendors or heavy CapEx investments. They can also trust in the same proven technology used by Sky and Comcast to deliver their own channels at scale. We’re proud to offer our cloud-based Managed Channel Origination as a fully managed service to our customers across EMEA.”

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