01.12.2009 03:26 PM
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
TANDBERG Television's MediaPath system sees STARZ
Starz Entertainment has selected the MediaPath Secure Content Delivery System from TANDBERG Television to deliver the content for its on-demand services. The upgrade provides Starz with DVB-S2 satellite delivery and other enhanced features, enabling the program provider to deliver more content to its affiliates at faster rates than ever before.
Starz On Demand, Encore On Demand, and MoviePlex On Demand provide hundreds of movies each month to subscribers viewing on cable, satellite, and broadband platforms. This on-demand content is currently delivered from Starz to its affiliates using the TANDBERG Classic MediaPath system. A seamless migration path is provided by the new MediaPath system, ensuring no service interruption for Starz and its affiliates. Because MediaPath supports MPEG-4 AVC as well as virtually any content file and metadata format, Starz can explore more delivery methods between its affiliates while offering a wider selection of content to its subscribers.
TANDBERG’s next-generation MediaPath system was chosen because it supports the bandwidth needed to handle the amount of titles and formats that Starz delivers, and the system’s user interface can scale to accommodate the broadcaster’s future requirements.
The new MediaPath system enables capacity and throughput to be significantly expanded and easily managed. Media assets can be delivered to receiver locations serving set-top boxes, PCs, and mobile media players, while proactive monitoring ensures content is flowing throughout the delivery system. An enhanced user interface provides easy access to the added functions and increased options available with the new MediaPath system.
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