Evertz has launched evertz.io Stream, a scalable and server-less SaaS service for cloud-based streaming programming delivered completely from the public cloud.
Evertz claims that new channels and streams can be fully configured and deployed using the evertz.io user interface in less than 10 minutes. The service has been designed to meet the needs of both Over-The-Top (OTT) and Direct-To-Consumer (DTC) streaming applications, with features and functions usually found in more traditional linear broadcast channels.
By including support file for both file-based playback and advanced LIVE events, new applications across the globe including pop-up channels and pay-per-view events can be quickly created.
The new service includes support for video, audio, captions and graphics insertion. Video streaming inputs and outputs include 4K UHD with HDR and support for video transport standards such as RIST, SRT and ZIXI.
“The media and entertainment market continues to have an insatiable appetite for monetizing content in new and innovative ways,” Dan Turow, VP of File Based Solutions at Evertz commented about the new launch.
As a SaaS solution, evertz.io – Stream enables OPEX based cost structures within a traditionally CAPEX focused media and entertainment (M&E) market space and therefore enables costs to scale directly with business growth.
evertz.io – Stream includes comprehensive support for video, audio, captions and graphics insertion. Further to this, it offers customers a wide range of video streaming inputs and outputs including the ability to stream in 4K UHD with HDR and support for major video transport standards such as RIST, SRT and ZIXI.
Amongs other advanced control and monitoring features, evertz.io – Stream includes patented machine monitoring by assertion (MMBA) and perceptual hash-based technologies. These enable highly accurate and robust detection of stream impairments including potential content mismatches as well as the application of auto-healing algorithms for stream management.
“As content consumption and viewing habits continue to change, the media and entertainment market continues to have an insatiable appetite for monetizing content in new and innovative ways including the use of digital distribution platforms like YouTube TV, amongst many others.”, explains Dan Turow, Vice President of File Based Solutions at Evertz.
“The agility, flexibility, and scalability of a cloud native SaaS platform like evertz.io and a service like evertz.io – Stream are critical to monetizing content, reducing time to market, and avoiding some of the traditional large technology learning curves.”