07-04-2014, 10:53 #1
[EN] Level 3 Introduces Video Cloud Services
Level 3 unveiled a cloud-based solution for storing, moving, and delivering both broadcast and Internet video around the world. It takes advantage of both Vyvx and their CDN business while mixing in that large but oft forgotten colocation footprint Level 3 has always had.
LAS VEGAS, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Level 3 Communications, Inc. today announced at the 2014 National Association of Broadcasters Show the launch of Level 3′s Video Cloud Services, a cloud-based solution that moves, stores and delivers broadcast and Internet video on a global scale.
Content companies require the transfer of massive amounts of video content and data – in a variety of formats – to locations and devices around the world. This process can be complex to manage, resulting in production efficiency losses, missed deadlines, poor user experience and ultimately, unrealized revenue. Level 3′s Video Cloud Services combine Level 3′s content delivery, video broadcast and cloud storage capabilities to create a more scalable, secure and streamlined approach to global content distribution.
“Level 3 has collaborated with many content-driven companies, and the one recurring theme we keep seeing is that these companies want a one-stop-shop for high-quality video transfer and storage – for both traditional and online media,” said Mark Taylor, vice president of Media and IP Services at Level 3. “Level 3′s Video Cloud Services simplify every aspect of video delivery, giving our customers the performance and global reach they need to not only deliver an unparalleled video experience, but also realize cost efficiencies.”
“Ubiquitous networks, hyper-connected devices, and the ever-increasing consumer appetite for time, space and device-shifted, on-demand content have forced media companies to revisit their business models and technology capabilities. For a media company to survive and thrive in today’s environment, agility is critical,” said Mukul Krishna, global director of Digital Media at Frost & Sullivan. “Companies need to leverage the cloud to cost effectively and efficiently manage video throughout its lifecycle and deliver it measurably and intelligently across multiple screens. Media companies that do that well will be best poised for success. At such a time, the availability of Level 3′s Video Cloud Services are extremely timely and the industry can benefit greatly from such services.”
Level 3′s Video Cloud Services are a full suite of IP-based video services designed to support content delivery throughout its life cycle, from signal acquisition to delivery to viewers. Services include live Vyvx broadcast video acquisition, encoding and transcoding, global delivery via the Level 3 CDN, as well as comprehensive, self-service analytics and reporting. For more information on Level 3′s content-based solutions, visit www.level3videocloud.com.
07-04-2014, 12:44 #2
08-04-2014, 22:59 #3
Cisco to launch Videoscape Virtualized Video ProcessingAdvancing its Evolved Services Platform strategy Cisco (CSCO) announced plans to virtualize and cloud-enable the video processing elements of its industry leading Videoscape TV service delivery platform. Cisco also announced enhancements to the Videoscape AnyRes encoding solution to support full-frame rate 4K/Ultra High Definition content for higher quality and the High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) standard for more optimized delivery.
Cisco’s Videoscape Virtualized Video Processing (V2P) will be comprised of virtualized video processing portal, virtualized video orchestrator, and the hardware software including Videoscape AnyRes software, Cisco’s DCM and 9036 families of high performance video processing platforms and UCS blades. “Our customers need a radically simpler and more agile video processing infrastructure as they seek to deliver new video experiences, and stay ahead of the rapid growth in video processing options and formats,” said Joe Cozzolino, Senior Vice President, General Manager, Service Provider Video Infrastructure at Cisco. “Virtualized Video Processing enables our customers to focus on delivering better video services, faster and more cost effectively, and frees them from the burden of buying, configuring and re-configuring individual pieces of hardware. As the proven industry leader in cloud and virtualization, we are using these technologies to empower our customers with far greater agility in deploying compelling TV experiences, while reducing operational burdens.”
08-04-2014, 23:04 #4
Akamai cloud workflow completes MPAA security assessmentAkamai Technologies announced its cloud-based digital media workflow has passed the Motion Picture Association of America’s (MPAA) security assessment. As one of the first to undergo an MPAA security assessment, Akamai’s cloud workflow has the integrated digital rights management (DRM) element that is critical for premium content protection.
The cloud-based workflow is intended to alleviate the physical resources and operational complexities often associated with in-house content preparation.
In conjunction with the introduction of its secure workflow, Akamai announced its DRM partner program, designed to integrate a range of DRM providers and technologies into the Akamai workflow and offer customers an array of options to best meet their DRM requirements. The first two participants, Irdeto and BuyDRM, will offer Akamai customers a choice of Microsoft PlayReady and Adobe Access DRM technologies.
”Meeting the rigorous criteria set forth by the MPAA is a meaningful achievement in Akamai’s ongoing commitment to drive innovation in online video and securely deliver the highest possible quality content at scale,” said Michael Fay, vice president, media products and operations, Akamai. “Content protection is crucial, and qualifying our workflow through the MPAA assessment adds further credence to Akamai’s goal of being the trusted provider for source and derivative content on the Internet. We plan to continue to evolve Akamai’s online media solutions so that our customers recognize the Akamai partnership as essential for providing the highest quality online experiences. Achieving this recognition requires not only the highest-performing, most reliable cloud storage and global delivery services, but also scalable, secure and consistently high-quality content preparation.”