Olympusat Telecom Standardizes on Akamai Solutions for Content Preparation
Akamai's Sola Media Solutions help Olympusat streamline multi-screen video
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. and CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 19, 2013
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. and CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
2013 NAB Show Booth SL2724 --Olympusat Telecom, a strategic business division
of Olympusat Holdings, Inc., the United States market leader in the
development and distribution of independent Hispanic, Specialty, and Faith &
Family television networks, and Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the
leading cloud platform for helping enterprises provide secure, high-performing
user experiences on any device, anywhere, announced today that Olympusat is in
the process of standardizing on Akamai's Sola Media Solutions for its
end-to-end content preparation. Olympusat is incorporating Akamai's
cloud-based Sola Vision transcoding, stream packaging and security services,
as well as Sola Sphere content delivery and network storage solutions into its
overall video management services offering for television and rich media
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Olympusat is using Sola Media Solutions to simplify the secure delivery of
HD-quality video content to the widest multi-screen audience possible.
Uploading a single content master "mezzanine" file to a watch folder on Sola
Sphere's NetStorage initiates an automated workflow that generates and
packages multiple video renditions that are optimized for playback across iOS
and Android smartphones and tablets, desktops, connected TVs, gaming consoles
and OTT devices. The new workflow is intended to help Olympusat realize
efficiencies and benefits that can be passed on to customers in the form of
streamlined costs, turnaround time, content protection and expanded reach.
"Olympusat customers require the ability to efficiently and securely
distribute video to any device, on any platform, across any network globally,
and their audiences expect that content to be of the highest possible quality,
no matter how they're watching," said C. Austin Powers, President, Olympusat
Telecom. "Akamai gives us the necessary workflow tools and scale to meet the
vast set of requirements that are critical to success in today's world of
multi-screen content consumption."
Olympusat has started deploying an Akamai content workflow consisting of the
following key Sola Vision and Sola Sphere components:
oTranscoding: Multiple renditions of a single mezzanine file are created
for adaptive bitrate streaming in order to improve viewing experience on
various viewing devices.
oSecureHD: A modular set of conditional access solutions designed to
provide protection against unauthorized use and redistribution of online
streaming video content.
oStream Packaging: Player requests are automatically interpreted in real
time, enabling on-the-fly stream formatting for compatibility with the
oNetStorage and Stream Delivery: Reliable online storage and HTTP media
delivery to address the broad variety of network types and streaming
"Olympusat is leveraging the power of Akamai's cloud-based Sola Media platform
to simplify and expedite many of the time-consuming processes that go into
creating and delivering high-quality video content to connected devices," said
Bill Wheaton, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Akamai's Media
Division. "Not only can Olympusat address current requirements, but Sola Media
is helping them future-proof their workflow with the ability to quickly and
easily add support for new formats and standards."
Akamai plans to demonstrate its entire suite of Sola Media Solutions, and
Olympusat is showing its video management services, at the 2013 NAB Show in
Las Vegas at booth SL2724, April 8-11.
About Olympusat Telecom
Olympusat Telecom is a turnkey provider of broadband solutions and content
rich media platforms for entertainment and video-centric clients. Olympusat
Telecom is a subsidiary of Olympusat Holdings, Inc., which owns, operates and
distributes independent linear and non-linear programming networks to the
Cable, Satellite, and Telco industries and is the leading distributor of
Spanish-language networks in the US. Olympusat Telecom's business partners
include: Akamai, Level 3 and others. For more information please visit:
http://www.olympusattelecom.com or www.olympusat.com.
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