Tuesday, 7 February 2012

March 13th Ideal Summer Seminars
Technologies for Managing and Delivering TV Over The Top (OTT)

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SeaChange OTT

SEACHANGE ADRENALIN MULTISCREEN VIDEO PLATFORM – provides operators the ability to manage and deliver Multiscreen Video and Advertising Insertion to all types of connected devices, including TV’s, PC’s, Smartphones and Tablet devices. SeaChange Adrenalin is built on  the industry’s most deployed and proven VOD BackOffice and includes Offer Management, Contents Management, Device profile management, and VOD resource management. The platform utilizes open interfaces and is integrated and deployed with a broad array of streaming  and DRM technologies including Adobe Flash, Microsoft Silverlight/Playready and Apple HLS.


VCAS for Internet TV Features Enhanced HLS Security 

Part of the transition of OTT adaptive streaming from low value content to premium pay-TV services is the application of commercial grade content and revenue security.  It is imperative to be able to provide the equivalent levels of revenue protection and delivery control on a streaming system as operators and content owners demand in traditional pay-TV delivery systems, such as DVB and IPTV.   

As the leading IPTV content security supplier, Verimatrix has applied its extensive experience in protecting premium TV services delivered over IP networks.  VCAS™ for Internet TV provides a complete digital TV security solution for OTT services (as depicted below) over networks implementing the HTTP Live Streaming protocol.  Featuring multi-format support, VCAS for Internet TV secures OTT services to multiple screens and across multiple transports, including both broadcast (linear) and video-on-demand (VoD) delivery modes. 

The solution features several enhancements to the baseline HLS protocol, including:

  • Unique device ID and client-side X.509 certificate
  • Two-way mutual authentication
  • Secure key management protocol
  • Client device output protection and copy control
  • iOS “jail-break” and Android “rooting” detection and reporting
  • Frequent and configurable key rotation
  • Clone detection and reporting
  • Full entitlement check before keys are delivered to client 
  • Head-end domain management
  • Client robustness enhancements
These features are provided as standard in the VCAS for Internet TV solution, making it highly suitable to protect OTT  TV services and revenue.

In addition, the VCAS MultiRights™ framework enables secure content distribution to off-the-shelf CE and mobile devices with native media players and non-Verimatrix DRM clients, including Microsoft PlayReady DRM.  The Verimatrix MultiRights for PlayReady DRM solution offers several features and benefits to new and existing VCAS customers, including full integration for linear and on-demand digital TV content delivery to a variety of device types supporting the Microsoft Smooth Streaming adaptive bitrate protocol.


RGB’s Advanced Digital Video Applications

RGB's advanced video processing and modulation technologies enable a wide variety of digital video applications that address the most critical issues facing video service providers today, including delivering video to the rapidly-growing number of end-user devices, optimizing the precious bandwidth that is available and generating new revenue. With RGB's unique solutions, operators have the tools they need to fight the competitive battle that will keep them ahead in the rapidly changing video delivery market.

OTT Delivery

As traditional telecommunications providers rapidly move into the business of delivering video services, they require a video processing partner that can provide the video expertise that can only come from years of hands-on experience.

RGB Networks not only understands video processing, but we also understand the technological, architectural and economical challenges that are faced by telco IPTV providers as they prepare their infrastructure for high-quality video delivery. Whether you're delivering services over managed IP networks or unmanaged over-the-top (OTT) networks, RGB's Video Multiprocessing Gateway (VMG™) has been designed from the ground up to specifically address the management, scale, quality and service flexibility needs of the new generation of IP video providers.

In a TV delivery network, RGB's VMG provides a platform for very high-density, scalable, unified video processing. It accommodates both broadcast and on-demand video from multiple sources and consisting of varying formats, resolutions and bit rates. The VMG processes the video content in real time, making it suitable for transport across various wireline and wireless networks with varying bandwidth constraints. It also allows for delivery to various types of end-user video display devices, making 'three screen' delivery a reality. The VMG does all of this while maintaining the highest video quality-of-experience (QoE).

Maximizing Revenue Potential with MPEG-4/H.264 and MPEG-2 Advanced Processing

At the heart of the VMG is an unparalleled, high-capacity MPEG-2 and MPEG-4/H.264 video processing engine. In combination with its IP multicast and unicast intelligence, the VMG provides a multitude of advanced video processing features in a single chassis, including video grooming for creating customized channel line ups, re-multiplexing of channels, transrating/rateshaping, transcoding, program switching and quality-of-service (QoS).

The VMG's high-density transrating functionality enable operators to deliver SD or HD content from various sources to a large number of subscribers in their network – which otherwise may not be serviceable due to bandwidth limitations, set-top box type, or video decoder-imposed constraint – thereby maximizing TV revenue potential at the lowest cost of ownership.

The VMG supports network evolution needs utilizing its flexible transcode and re-code support. It performs any operation between MPEG-4/H.264 and MPEG-2, at various screen resolutions, ranging from high definition 1920 x 1080 all the way down to picture-in-picture (PIP) and handheld device resolutions. Furthermore, VMG transcoding is best-in-class for its high quality and capacity, allowing for the repurposing of up to 144 high definition input streams into over 400 output streams, all within a single chassis. This capability allows complete channel lineup transcoding/re-coding, as well as multiple profile output support where one input is coded into different resolutions, bit rates or compression parameters to handle downstream network and consumer device needs.

MPEG-4/H.264 and MPEG-2 Ad Insertion

The VMG is fully compliant with SCTE 30 and SCTE 35 standards and is interoperable with leading ad servers. The VMG is ideally suited for both ad insertion systems centrally located at the VHO/headend facility for regional ad insertion, as well as for implementing zone-based or subscriber-based targeted advertising at the VSO level.

Leveraging the VMG's seamless splicing capability for multiple screen resolutions and various compression codec support, the VMG also performs digital program substitution, allowing a specific output to be seamlessly switched (spliced) between two different input programs under the control of a standards-based scheduling server


The Thomson ViBE VS7000 Video System is a fully-integrated IP video solution tailored for all new convergent applications such as Web TV and Over- The-Top (OTT) service delivery, as well as traditional IPTV and IP/Cable delivery. The ViBE VS7000 solution enables video operators to expand the reach of their services with a versatility never before seen in a compression platform.

End-user quality starts with the video itself. Whether it is delivering HDTV to the living-room, or streaming content to new mobile devices equipped with high-resolution displays, operators require the best possible video experience for their users. Leveraging on more than 15 years of best-in-class video quality and innovation in video compression algorithms, the ViBE VS7000 comprises Thomson’s latest technological developments, providing stunning pictures for all delivery networks.


Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud

(Amazon EC2)

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) is a web service that provides resizable compute capacity in the cloud. It is designed to make web-scale computing easier for developers.

Amazon EC2’s simple web service interface allows you to obtain and configure capacity with minimal friction. It provides you with complete control of your computing resources and lets you run on Amazon’s proven computing environment. Amazon EC2 reduces the time required to obtain and boot new server instances to minutes, allowing you to quickly scale capacity, both up and down, as your computing requirements change. Amazon EC2 changes the economics of computing by allowing you to pay only for capacity that you actually use. Amazon EC2 provides developers the tools to build failure resilient applications and isolate themselves from common failure scenarios.   


Aspera's portfolio of high-speed software products includes desktop, laptop and mobile clients for initiating and receiving high-speed fasp™ transfers, scalable server software that support a broad set of use cases for data transfer, distribution, collaboration, and automation, and centralized web based transfer management and reporting. Aspera software is available in a traditional on-premise deployment, or on demand in the cloud as part of a subscription service.


Irdeto Broadband for OTT

Today’s media consumers expect to be able to get access to the content they want, when they want, on any media-enabled device they own.

At the same time, consumers increasingly have access to high-speed, high-quality broadband connectivity in many markets around the world. This trend combined with the fact that more and more devices are network-enabled presents a tremendous opportunity for a new class of “over the-top” content providers, such as Netflix and LOVEFiLM, who offer a huge content library over the Internet that is easy to enjoy on virtually any device at home or on the go. The Irdeto Broadband for OTT solution is for content rights holders and aggregators who wish to offer premium longform and short-form content, such as movies and TV episodes, over the Internet to consumers. Irdeto has helped OTT content providers build innovative, user-friendly and revenue-generating services using the solution to reach a wide range of audiences, including not only the Internetsavvy generation but also traditional broadcast-TV subscribers with limited Internet experience. A well designed service can become a primary content source for consumers both at home or on the go, replacing their broadcast pay-TV subscriptions in some cases.

Key Benefits

- Create innovative services on a variety of broadband connected
devices, including:
- Connected TV
- IP set-top box
- Hybrid set-top box, available via a pay-TV
operator, OTT content provider or retail market
- Mobile device, such as iPhone and smartphone
- Tablet device, such as iPad
- PC and Mac
- Game console
- Android devices
- Create a “Media Hub” to publish and secure premium
content to broadband-connected consumers
- Easily and quickly set up and launch new services
with the pre-integrated solution


Lincoln Owens
Director of Broadband Sales, APAC, 
SeaChange International
Lincoln Owens – Director of Broadband Sales, SeaChange Asia Pacific
Lincoln Owens is a digital media expert with a proven track record of complex strategic sales throughout Asia Pacific.  Lincoln has been leading SeaChange International's efforts in Asia Pacific for the last 9 years and has developed VOD and Advertising business with many of the most recognized Telecom and Cable companies in the region.  Lincoln's current focus is developing new business for SeaChange's Multiscreen and OTT software platforms, and Media Services provided by SeaChange's subsidiary, the On Demand Group. Fluent in spoken and written Japanese, and with 15 years of experience in the TV Industry, Lincoln has had considerable success closing multi-million dollar purchase contracts with TV Operators in Japan, South Korea, Singapore, India, Malaysia and the Philippines. Some high profile customers include KDDI, JCN, NTT-East, NTT-Com, NTT-West, C&M, Qrix, CJ Hellovision, TMNet, Starhub, Digivision, CHT, CHT Mobile, Asianet etc.  Lincoln manages a team of sales experts and project managers throughout the region.

Cédric Monnier
Senior Director, Solutions Product Marketing, Irdeto

Cédric is Irdeto’s Senior Director, Solutions Product Marketing, Connected Platforms and has been working in the converging worlds of digital media and broadcast for over 15 years. Cédric is actively involved in defining and prPrior to joining Irdeto in 2008, Cédric held an EVP Business Development position at Bluestreak Technology in Asia where he was responsible for driving the consumer market adoption of Bluestreak’s award winning software for Europe and Asia.

Before this, Cédric worked as Senior Product Manager at NDS France, responsible for NDS’ MediaHighway middleware marketing. He was also a representative for NDS in DVB-MHP standardization groups.

Earlier in his career, Cédric held a Senior Project Manager position at Canal+ Technologies where he was responsible for promoting the company’s Java and HTML Development and Production Tools products.

Cédric holds a Masters degree in Software Engineering from the Université de Rouen where he still teaches Interactive TV.

Reuben Verghese
Vice President, Asia, Accedo 

Reuben has 15 years experience of technology sales, systems design, project delivery and consulting in Telecommunications and Media companies across Europe, Asia, Australia and the United States. Reuben's expertise spans enabling new business models through technology, creating innovative customer experiences and delivering new media solutions. Prior to Accedo, Reuben has been an independent technology consultant, a lead architect at BEA Systems and a technical marketing manager at Kenan Systems.

Reuben holds a Masters of Engineering from Cambridge University.

Richard Heitmann
Vice President of Marketing, Aspera

Richard is responsible for Aspera's marketing activities driving global demand for Aspera's next generation transport technology and products. He brings over 15 years of experience in developing and marketing a broad set of enterprise solutions. He was most recently vice president of marketing at Atempo where he led marketing and product strategy.

Previously he was vice president of product management and marketing at EVault an early pioneer in the area of online backup as a service which was acquired by Seagate, and has held senior leadership positions at Phoenix Technologies, WatchGuard Technologies and Onyx Software. Richard holds a BA in Mathematics and Economics from UCSB and an MBA from the University of Washington.

Simone Sassoli
 Vice President, International, RGB Networks

Simone Sassoli is an international sales veteran who has spent over 17 years working in the interactive multimedia and television industry. Sassoli comes to RGB Networks from SeaChange International where he held a variety of international sales positions over an 11-year span, most recently as the company’s Vice President, In-Home Product Sales.

With a strong technical background and extensive experience with solutions for multi-screen delivery, ad insertion, on-demand video and interactive applications, Sassoli has a long track record of successfully developing new markets and delivering products to major cable operators, telcos and broadcasters worldwide.

Prior to SeaChange, he spent five years at General Instrument where he served as a lead project engineer and marketing product manager.

Sassoli holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Florence, a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University and an M.S. in Engineering from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.