Speedcast Launches its Media Network to Drive Down Costs
Speedcast has introduced its new content distribution platform, the Speedcast Media Network. Through a hybrid network, the Speedcast Media Network allows broadcasters to distribute content anywhere, at any time and at a fraction of the price of traditional satellite, according to the company.
The network operates through a hybrid solution of IP (managed and unmanaged), satellite, fiber, Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) and cellular services to guarantee the distribution of broadcast quality video. It offers linear and digital services, as well as point-to-point and point-to-multipoint connections and is powered by Speedcast exclusively-licensed InAria! Ottvideo technology.
The network removes the barrier of cost and infrastructure and offers affordable content distribution for both broadcasters and channel aggregators. The Speedcast Media Network is suited for both full-time or occasional use, so broadcasters can use it until a traditional fiber networks is installed, on its own, or as redundancy to traditional networks.
Speedcast expects this new offering to benefit customers in a number of markets, such as the maritime, news and sports markets. It will allow sports broadcasters to distribute high quality content and to livestream sports matches over the air to viewers’ smart devices for the ultimate play-by-play experience. Maritime operators will be able to package local content and training materials for crews working in remote locations.