Thomson Video Networks Announces Visionary 'Behind Every Screen' Strategy
Central to Behind Every Screen is the MediaFlex Suite, Thomson Video Networks' unified service operation and management software suite. The MediaFlex Suite provides a software layer to facilitate overall service configuration, scheduling, and monitoring. This enables a greatly simplified operation in which branding and compression resources can be allocated based on priorities for deployment speed, video quality requirements, bandwidth optimization, and content customization. Ultimately, the MediaFlex Suite will provide a unified view of the entire operation to streamline tasks such as migrating services between compression resources, deploying new services rapidly in a data center, or extending file transcoding capabilities with external cloud resources.
"In order to stay profitable and compete effectively against new multi-screen players, today's broadcasters and network operators must refine their business models. This requires the ability to operate in a unified video delivery environment that smoothly integrates both multi-screen and broadcast services while optimizing operational costs," said Christophe Delahousse, president, Thomson Video Networks.
"Previously, our customers had to make the trade-off between encoding performance (affecting video quality), cost per channel (affecting density), and CAPEX versus OPEX regarding cloud solutions. With Behind Every Screen, they no longer have to compromise on video quality and density, and they're able to choose the mix of cloud or on-premises technologies that is most appropriate for a given project or service."
Powered by the MediaFlex Suite and Thomson Video Networks compression solutions, Behind Every Screen meets several critical video delivery requirements for a modern broadcast operation. The approach delivers premium encoding capabilities along with dense transcoding for turnaround services through a combination of video-optimized hardware appliances, software-based encoders running on lower-cost and generic physical servers, virtualized servers, and a cloud infrastructure. As a result, network operators benefit from the advantages of virtualization and cloud computing without having to abandon quality of service, SLAs, video quality, and any of their other critical operational standards.
"Behind Every Screen you'll find Thomson Video Networks," Delahousse added. "Our people and technology drive the compression and video quality requirements of every device — today and tomorrow."
About Thomson Video Networks
A global leader in advanced video compression solutions, Thomson Video Networks empowers media companies, video service providers, and broadcasters to deliver superior video quality at the highest density and lowest bandwidth for contribution, terrestrial, satellite, cable, IPTV, and OTT services. Through its innovative Behind Every Screen™ approach, Thomson Video Networks combines both on-premises and cloud-based resources to create an all-encompassing video infrastructure for its advanced ingest, branding, ad insertion, encoding/transcoding, and packaging technologies. Media enterprises now have every key capability they need to raise video quality and reduce cost of ownership not just for broadcast, but also for multi-screen services on every device and platform. Behind Every Screen you'll find Thomson Video Networks.