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Aiming to deliver rapid asset processing of on-demand and IPTV video content, global media technology provider MediaKind has unveiled Aquila On-Demand, a VOD solution for the processing and delivery of video files over cable, IPTV and over-the-top OTT networks.
Aquila On demand workflow 6Aug2020
Aquila On-Demand is fundamentally said to be able to address the challenges of delivering OTT based high-end, premium-quality user experiences by optimising distribution costs. It is designed to enable the encode, transformation, processing, packaging and delivery of file-based video content, addressing VOD applications.

The solution also delivers premium on demand streaming services whilst enabling provisioning for content, scalability, reduced operational complexity and flexible deployment choices. It supports the latest technologies such as HEVC, 8K and CMAF whilst aiming to address the challenge in delivering high-end, premium-quality user experiences to multiple streaming devices by transforming file based content for on demand delivery.

Automated workflow capabilities can trigger both encoding and packaging processing from a single standalone request or can be controlled from an external content management system as part of a full workflow solution. Support for fast asset provisioning is said to enable a rapid time to market for content, whilst embedded just-in-time packaging and encryption provides support for a wide variety of formats and DRM platforms. Alternatively, content can be created in pre-packaged format for publication to external origins.

MediaKind is confident that ultimately its new offering can empower global TV operators to enable “unique and immersive” ways to consume video content to their subscribers and viewers, offering reduced operational complexity, optimised server footprint and rapid time to market for valuable content assets.

“Today’s challenging world of media delivery requires solutions that are capable of ingesting any type of video feed and format, dynamically storing video when and where appropriate,” commented Stuart Boorn, VP product management, MediaKind.

“All this is needed while deployed on a diverse mix of physical and cloud infrastructure to stream live and stored video on demand to an array of device types…we are providing a fast and optimised content delivery workflow that responds to multiple use cases and applications, supports the latest audio and video capabilities and enables operators to provide richer user experiences to consumers. This single solution addresses the significant growth in usage of on demand content and offers the necessary tools to process and deliver video files over any network to any device.”

The announcement comes on the heels of MediaKind extending its partnership with Google Cloud to enable its end-to-end Aquila Streaming solution to be offered as-a-service on the Platform.