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Media hub Jordan Media City (JMC) has partnered with CDN and streaming technology company Erstream ahead of the launch of its new over-the-top (OTT) video service.

Jordan Media City OTT serviceOnce installed, JMC will offer its customers a complete broadcast cycle from satellite to hundreds of thousands of devices and viewers online.

The OTT service will offer live streaming for linear channels, video-on-demand (VOD), catch-up TV, reverse EPT, and restart TV, nDVR playback, subtitles and audio support, and an app for iOS and Android mobile devices, smart TVs and set-top boxes.

“As quality of content remains a key factor in success for TV channels, a well-established second screen experience is a must now for monetizing the content and attracting more viewers from around the world. We are happy to joint venture with Jordan Media City in delivering valuable content with high protection needs and high concurrencies. This partnership further strengthens our presence in the Middle East region allowing us to lower operational costs thus enabling JMC to offer maximum service quality at competitive prices,” said Ugur Kalaba, CEO, Erstream.

Jordan Media City’s CEO Radi Alkhas said: “We serve as a global satellite and fibre content distribution service provider and offer uplink to satellites covering the Arab World, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa; downlink and turnaround services; playout of television content services; satellite news gathering (SNG), and sports and other feed services.

“We partnered with Erstream as we continue to diversify our service offerings to take advantage of the rapidly growing demand and exploding audience for OTT content. We believe our joint operations will allow us to gain valuable know-how in online streaming solutions and CDN technologies while enabling our customers expand their businesses with minimized costs and enhanced features.”

Together, Erstream and JMC will enable end-to-end services from downlink, cloud encoding, content management, statistics, catch-up TV, cloud TV and NPVR, live and VOD streaming CDN and client application development with tailor-made architectures.

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