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At IBC 2017, Tektronix is launching video-on-demand (VOD) and live over-the-top (OTT) monitoring solutions aimed at broadcasters and other video content distributors using cloud, virtual or physical networks.

The Tektronix OTT monitoring solution for live content, based on the Sentry platform, provides monitoring and diagnostics anywhere along a modern media workflow, from cloud ingest through to content delivery networks (CDNs). With support for Microsoft’s PlayReady digital rights management (DRM) technology, Sentry offers video quality of experience (QoE) and picture-quality analysis on encrypted networks. The software-based solution can be deployed where it’s needed with cloud, virtual private network and data centre options.

For file-based analysis, Tektronix’ Aurora file-based QC solution allows broadcasters to verify the correct encoding for all adaptive bitrate (ABR) profiles, and ensure their packaging is error-free. They can also use Aurora’s perceptual video quality tests to reveal any encoding issues and alignment features.

“With so many fundamental changes in technology and workflows, broadcasters need scalable, future-proof and highly flexible monitoring solutions to adopt cloud-based OTT video delivery models that ensures quality and regulatory compliance,” said Charlie Dunn, GM of the Video Product Line at Tektronix. “For both file and live OTT, our scalable solutions allow customers to start out at any level, big or small, and to see what their viewers see with QoE and video quality measurement that validate picture quality.”

Tektronix also has developed TekMOS technology, which provides fully automated single-ended mean opinion score evaluation system for picture quality.