Elemental Technologies

AWS Elemental founder Sam Blackman dies aged 41

The founder of Amazon Web Services-owned Elemental Technologies, Sam Blackman, has died aged 41 of a reported cardiac arrest. New of Blackman’s death was first reported by the local press in Portland, Oregon, where he was a respected member of the local tech scene. A statement issued by the Blackman family said that Sam had […]

Amazon to revamp Prime with additional online content

Amazon is reportedly planning to add more content to its Prime video offering by incorporating other online movie and TV channels into the service.  According to a Bloomberg report, which cites people with knowledge of the plans, the revamped Prime Instant Video will be similar to a cable TV subscription – without the live programming. […]

Elemental expands statmux support

TV technology provider Elemental is expanding its product line to support statistical multiplexing and enhanced management operations in large-scale video processing deployments, the company has announced.  At NAB 2015, Elemental will demonstrate software-defined video solutions that integrate functions including statistical multiplexing, end-to-end redundancy and multiscreen content delivery to enable pay TV operators to create unified […]

Elemental appoints CFO, runs Japanese 4K encoding trial

Video solutions and delivery firm Elemental Technologies has appointed former Palo Alto Networks’ vice president of finance, John Ewert, as its chief financial officer. Ewert brings 20 years of experience to the role and has previously worked at Oracle Corporation, Sun Microsystems and PricewaterhouseCoopers. At the same time, the firm announced that Japanese commercial broadcaster Kansai […]

Elemental delivering services for Viaplay

Compression specialist Elemental Technologies has said it is delivering live channels and video-on-demand content to internet-connected devices for Modern Times Group’s Viaplay streaming service.  The Viaplay deployment of Elemental Live and Elemental Server supports the creation of content delivered to smartphones, tablets, PCs, smart TVs, game consoles, as well as Viaplay’s OTT set-top box. The […]

Elemental completes first 4K HEVC test

Video solutions and delivery firm Elemental Technologies successfully completed what it claimed was the world’s first real-time 4K HEVC transmission over the weekend. Japanese telco K-Opticom used high-efficiency video coding (HEVC or H.265) video processing software from Elemental to successfully deliver a real-time 4K Ultra HD transmission of the Osaka Marathon. “The stream looked stunning with […]

Elemental to launch first 4K HEVC encoding trial

Video solutions and content delivery firm Elemental Technologies is set to stage what it claims will be the world’s first public demonstration of live 4K HEVC encoding in Japan this weekend.  Japanese telco K-Opticom Corporation will use Elemental video processing platform to power real-time video streaming of the Osaka Marathon Sunday in live 4K Ultra HD […]

Elemental signs OTT deal with Mongolia’s Skymedia

Video solutions and multiscreen content delivery firm Elemental Technologies has signed a deal to power over-the-top and advanced television services for Skymedia in Mongolia.  Service provider Skymedia will use Elemental’s Live systems to process content for delivery over its broadband and mobile networks. It will make live linear and on-demand content available to subscribers on […]

German broadcaster NDR to use Elemental live video processing

German public broadcaster Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR) has agreed to use multiscreen technology specialist Elemental Technologies’ live video processing systems to encode live content.  The Elemental Live video processing systems will allow NDR to create video streams of programme broadcasts, news and special events for publicly accessible web portals and mobile apps. The deployment is supported […]

Elemental signs Teleste deal

Multiscreen technology specialist Elemental Technologies has partnered with Finland-based technology company Teleste to power the latter’s Optimo OTT solution. The deal marks a formalisation of Elemental’s channel partnership with Teleste and marks Elementals first major push into the European cable market, said Elemental’s VP of marketing Keith Wymbs at a press briefing in London. Telesete […]