Vimond, Vizrt Team Up on Online and Mobile Platform

Vimond Media Solutions is teaming up with Vizrt to offer an end-to-end solution that allows broadcasters, distributors, and media companies to create and offer their own online video services that monetize content with full broadcast quality.

At the heart of the solution is the Vimond video player, which supports simultaneous streaming to different devices and opens up for payment and access to content directly through a television set. The same player logic and functionality works across multiple platforms, allowing consumers to enjoy the video experience over PCs, TVs, mobile phones, tablets, IPTV boxes, media-center consoles, connected TVs, game consoles, and IP-enabled set-top boxes. The platform also can be extended to other formats through its open API.

The Vimond control servers and the Viz Media Engine transcoders are central to the online video solution, which takes advantage of Microsoft Smooth Streaming adaptive-streaming technology to provide a high-quality viewing experience that scales massively on content-distribution networks. Broadcasters can build their own Hulu-like Websites and offer a range of business models, including subscription, pay-per-view, and ad-supported services.

Production workflow is tightly integrated, keeping costs low and efficiency high. Vimond already integrates with the existing Vizrt workflow, from storage and transcoding in the Viz Media Engine to online publishing via Escenic Content Studio. All live streams are logged and archived to a dedicated media-asset-management server to build highlights, teasers, or editorially enhanced content later on. Vizrt offers a range of Web TV players from in-page standalone players to advanced players with live sports statistics and subscription management to live TV with electronic program guides.

The solution also includes advanced monetization and administration logic. It can be made available on-premises, hosted as a SaaS, or as a hybrid hosted/on-premises model.

Although Vimond Media Solutions launched in the first quarter, the technology embodied in the Vimond Video Platform has been developed and proven in production over more than 10 years at TV 2 in Norway and at other Scandinavian broadcasters. Now available for the first time to broadcasters, telcos, and media organizations, the platform provides an intuitive and mature environment for managing distribution of online video content, a powerful set of tools for managers to create commercially successful services, and a stable, high-quality experience for viewers.

For more information, visit the Vizrt booth (SL5408) or Vimond Website, www.vimond.com.