NAB: AWS Elemental enables first live 4K transmission from space

Attendees at the NAB Show yesterday witnessed the first 4K UHD transmission from space when NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson was interviewed from the International Space Station. The transmission was enabled by TV technology provider AWS Elemental, whose CEO, Sam Blackman, conducted the live interview during a panel session called ‘Reaching for the Stars: Connecting to […]

Sky Mexico taps Elemental for OTT

Sky Mexico has tapped Amazon Web Services-owned Elemental Technologies to power its over-the-top video service. Sky Mexico is using Elemental’s software-based video solutions as the processing engine for Blue To Go Video Everywhere, which first launched in 2014. Available to subscribers of Sky Mexico’s satellite pay TV services, the OTT service now has the capacity […]

MegaFon taps Elemental for OTT delivery

Russian telco and mobile operator, MegaFon, has selected Elemental to help power its over-the-top MegaFon.TV service. MegaFon claims that its streamed TV offering has seen a sharp rise in subscribers from 10,000 to more than 1.4 million over the past year and that it selected Elemental to ensure seamless delivery of the service. MegaFon selected […]

Amazon-owned Elemental powers 360˚ Chili Peppers stream

Amazon-owned video processing specialist, Elemental, provided the encoding solution for Deutsche Telekom’s live-streamed 360˚ video of the Red Hot Chili Peppers in concert last week. The gig, which Deutsche Telekom staged in Berlin to coincide with German trade show IFA, was captured by four Nokia OZO 360˚ virtual reality cameras and was reportedly the first […]

BT partners with Elemental to standardise multi-device delivery

BT is working with Elemental to unify its traditional and multiscreen headend, serving BT TV Everywhere, BT Sport App, and BT Ultra HD services using Elemental software. Elemental powers a unified headend for subscription linear channels delivered to IPTV set-top boxes as well as multiscreen devices as part of the BT TV Everywhere video infrastructure. […]

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. […]

MultiChoice partners with Elemental for streaming, VoD

African pay TV provider MultiChoice has partnered with Elemental for the live streaming and video-on-demand delivery of its DStv online service. The companies said that the streaming agreement will make DStv’s sports and entertainment content available on smartphones and tablets to more than 10 million subscribers in Sub-Saharan Africa. MultiChoice is also using Elemental to […]

Amazon Web Services acquires Elemental

Amazon Web Services is to acquire video processing specialist Elemental Technologies. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed, but US press reports suggest that it values Elemental about US$500 million (€450 million), or five times the company’s revenue – Amazon’s biggest acquisition since it bought gaming video service Twitch last year. According to the […]

Com Hem picks Elemental to deliver linear and multiscreen TV

Swedish operator Com Hem has selected Elemental to unify the delivery of its live linear and multiscreen TV services. ComHem has chosen Elemental software-defined video processing systems to deliver linear video across cable, IPTV and over-the-top TV networks from a unified headend. This supports both IP and SDI inputs, with Elemental Live used to simultaneously process […]

Sky Go and Now TV powered by Elemental

Video technology provider, Elemental, has partnered with Sky to process and deliver its over-the-top TV service, Now TV, and mobile TV service, Sky Go, to customers. Announcing the partnership yesterday, Elemental said that Sky OTT service infrastructure is deploying Elemental Live as the video processing engine. “During live streaming, Sky channel IP inputs will be […]

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