Pac-12 Networks taps Elemental for live streaming & YouTube International distribution
Elemental’s Video Processing Powers Pac-12 Now TV Everywhere Service and International Distribution via YouTube to More than 30 Countries
SAN FRANCISCO, January 12, 2015 – Pac-12 Networks has formed a partnership with Elemental Technologies, the leading supplier of software-defined video solutions for multiscreen content delivery, to provide live simulcast streaming to its Pac-12 Now TV Everywhere service as well as the video processing for its YouTube international subscription service.
Each year, Pac-12 Networks will deliver live coverage of 850 sporting events to fans worldwide via television, the internet and mobile devices. In August, Pac-12 Networks expanded its reach to international audiences by creating the first-ever live streaming 24x7 subscription sports channel on YouTube.
“From the very beginning we have been focused on bringing Pac-12 fans closer to their favorite teams by delivering great content 24x7 across various devices. In order to do that we need a vendor like Elemental who has a proven track record and matches our focus on the fan experience,” said David Aufhauser, Vice President and General Manager of Pac-12 Digital. “Elemental encoders provide the absolute best-in-class encoding quality and reliability required to satisfy the expectations of passionate Pac-12 fans.”
Elemental software processes:
- TV Everywhere content to Pac-12 Networks Android and iOS apps in six different bitrates ranging from 300Kbps up to 1080p at 5Mbps utilizing Adobe and Apple streaming formats;
- Live streams for the network’s simulcast national channel as well as broadcasts in Los Angeles, Arizona, Washington, Oregon, the Bay Area and the Mountain region;
- Live sporting events and original programming for sports fans in 34 countries via the Pac-12 Networks International YouTube platform; and,
- On-demand video and file-based content for Pac-12 Networks.
“Pac-12 Networks is one of the top live sports producers in the US,” said Dan Marshall, senior vice president of worldwide sales for Elemental. “We are proud to provide this sports leader with our software-defined video solutions to deliver an unbeatable fan experience to subscribers in the US and abroad.”
About Pac-12 Networks
Pac-12 Networks is the innovative TV and multimedia company of the Pac-12 Conference, and is the first such company to be wholly owned by 12 universities. Pac-12 Networks incorporates one national and six regional television networks, plus extensive digital content accessible through social media, university websites, and Pac-12 Now, its TV Everywhere service. Each year, Pac-12 Networks offers live coverage of 850 sporting events, making it one of the top live sports producers in the country. In addition, Pac-12 Networks creates extensive original programming, provides visibility for marquee football and basketball events as well as traditionally under-served women’s and Olympic sports. Pac-12 Networks also provides training and paid internships for thousands of students of the Pac-12’s member universities, preparing them for careers in media. With headquarters in San Francisco’s SOMA District, Pac-12 Networks draws on the creative, entrepreneurial, and technological culture of the Bay Area and nearby Silicon Valley. For more information, go to http://pac-12.com/networks.
Elemental Technologies is the leading supplier of software-defined video solutions for multiscreen content delivery. Founded in 2006 and headquartered in Portland, Oregon, the company pioneered the use of software-based video processing to distribute video over IP networks. Solutions from Elemental provide the flexibility, scalability and performance required to deliver high quality video via turnkey, cloud-based and virtualized deployment models. Powering video experiences for more than 500 leading media franchises worldwide, Elemental helps pay TV operators, content programmers, broadcasters and enterprise customers bring video to any screen, anytime – all at once. The company has offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, China, Russia, India and Brazil. To learn more, please visit www.elementaltechnologies.com and follow @elementaltech on Twitter.