Com Hem Unifies Delivery of Live Linear and Multiscreen TV Services with Elemental
Swedish broadband leader deploys Elemental software-defined video in unified headend solution to simplify cable, IPTV and OTT workflows
Portland, Ore. – Aug. 27, 2015 – Elemental Technologies, the leading supplier of software-defined video solutions for multiscreen content delivery, today announced that Com Hem, a Swedish supplier of broadband and television services, has chosen Elemental software-defined video processing systems to support a flexible and scalable unified headend for delivering linear video across cable, IPTV and over-the-top TV networks.
Com Hem broadband, television, and telephony services reach approximately 1.92 million households in Sweden including 625,000 digital TV subscribers. To drive more efficiencies and simplify its cable, IPTV and over-the-top (OTT) TV workflows, Com Hem has chosen to deploy Elemental software-defined video in a unified headend solution that supports both IP and SDI inputs. Elemental Live® systems are used to simultaneously process live H.264 DVB-C, RTP, and ABR streams for all Com Hem delivery networks.
“Com Hem is committed to offering our customers the best available content and a high level of service,” said Henri Caddeo, CTO at Com Hem. “By consolidating our headend with Elemental we are able to meet this commitment across all of our networks and to all types of devices.”
Only software-defined video solutions from Elemental can offer pay TV and linear TV providers alike complete control of the entire content delivery chain through unified infrastructure. Elemental’s flexible software enables content providers to quickly scale up and introduce new services and features.
“We are very pleased that Com Hem has decided to deploy our solution,” said John Nemeth, VP of sales, EMEA for Elemental. “Com Hem is an excellent example of how software-defined video solutions are transforming video processing and delivery architectures through unified headends.”
The Future of Video Becomes Reality with Elemental at IBC 2015
At IBC 2015 in Amsterdam (Hall 4, Stand 4.B80), Elemental will highlight a variety of live and file-based 4K and HEVC streaming applications, virtualized and cloud-based services, and linear video workflows featuring high-quality encoding integrated with statistical multiplexing and advanced system management. Elemental® Delta demonstrations highlight solutions for just-in-time packaging, ad insertion, DRM for multiscreen video distribution, live-to-linear VOD and time-shift capabilities, such as catch-up TV, start-over TV, nPVR and delay TV. Additionally, Elemental will highlight the industry’s most advanced MPEG-DASH implementation, automatic provisioning of live channels in the cloud, CDN-independent ad insertion, “second-generation” 4K with high dynamic range (HDR) and workflows for better optimizing content monetization.
To schedule a meeting with Elemental during the show, visit our IBC events page.
About Com Hem
Com Hem is one of Sweden’s leading suppliers of high-speed broadband, television and fixed-telephony. Approximately 40% of Sweden’s households are connected to Com Hem’s network, with access to the market’s broadest range of television services. Com Hem offers broadband speeds up to 500 Mbps to 1.9 million households which is more than any other operator. Since 2013 Com Hem has a competitive B2B-offer of broadband and telephony services. Com Hem was founded in 1983, has approximately 1,100 employees and its head office is in Stockholm. Operations are run through three subsidiaries; Com Hem AB, Phonera Företag AB and iTUX Communication AB. Com Hem’s shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. For more information, visit: www.comhemgroup.com.
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 600 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.