Speedcast has engaged in a joint service offering with In Aria! Networks, one of Europe's leading service providers in managed broadcast video contribution over IP, and Telespazio, a provider of digital TV platforms and satellite transmission in Europe.
Relying on a combination of In Aria! Networks' redundant video contribution over IP gateways integrated with the Speedcast Media Network (SMN) and Telespazio video teleports, media companies around the globe can securely contribute and deliver SD, HD, and UHD video services with efficiency, flexibility and a faster time to market.
The joint service offering from Speedcast, In Aria! Networks, and Telespazio is designed to speed up cloud-based IP video contribution, media processing and satellite-based digital distribution. The offering includes a wide range of cloud-based, value-added services, such as backhaul, media conversion, high-quality, low-latency live streaming, and occasional-use secure IP contribution, as well as multichannel digital TV platforms on the leading European Direct-to-Home satellite position.
Telespazio's digital video teleport facilities at the Fucino Space Center in Italy feature 170 antennas and offer a broad satellite footprint for distribution of video channels across the Atlantic, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and India regions. When combined with SMN's low-latency fiber distribution network, multiple teleport locations around the world, and fully managed IP video transport service, they provide media companies with a large-scale, high-capacity global solution for delivering broadcast-quality video. In addition, the companies are collaborating on DVB-S and DVB-S2 Direct-to-Home satellites at 13° East to ensure improved video delivery across Europe.
Alessandro Caranci, Head of Line of Business Satellite Communications at Telespazio, said uniting Telespazio's DVB-S2 digital video platforms with In Aria! Networks' innovative media transport technology and the Speedcast Media Network will have a huge impact on multi-platform video delivery. Customers can now have access to a cloud-based IP video contribution and distribution network, making it easy and cost-efficient to deliver video in any region on any device.
Alberto Carpenè, CEO of In Aria! and Vice President of the Speedcast Media Network, said the firm is thrilled to partner with Telespazio, a major player in Europe, and Speedcast, who has a huge influence in North America and the Asia-Pacific region. This joint offering sets a new benchmark for flexibility, enabling media companies to launch channels faster and more affordably.
Erwan Emilian, EVP of Enterprise and Emerging Markets at Speedcast, added that joining forces with Telespazio and In Aria! Networks allows the company to address a critical growing need in the media market for hybrid video services. This partnership represents the fastest and most efficient way to backhaul video feeds, the widest network capacity for video distribution, and the broadest portfolio of value-added services, including cloud-based playout and media processing up to the satellite distribution on various satellites.