iStreamPlanet Introduces Aventus Cloud-based Live Event Delivery System

iStreamPlanet is rolling out Aventus, a new cloud-based automated platform for delivering live events and live linear channels online that it has developed with NBC Sports and other clients. The company says it is designed to help content distributors overcome the challenges in meeting the demand for more live online content, specifically by providing a scalable, simplified video workflow platform that increases reliability while decreasing the costs associated with delivering online live video to IP connected devices around the globe.

Aventus addresses the challenges of streaming live events and live-linear channels online to multiple platforms and devices by moving the workflow from hardware-dependent infrastructure to software- and cloud-based infrastructure. It leverages virtual machine technology for every step in the live-video delivery workflow, from scheduling, quality control, media processing, content protection, to publishing to any number of designated publish locations, with telemetry that provides real-time insights across the entire workflow. The result, says the company, is that distributors can stream live video regardless of the size of the audience or the number of formats or publishing outlets required.

“Aventus is the first live-video platform built from the ground up for the cloud, providing customers with a secure, scalable, reliable platform that provides insight across their entire workflow,” says Mio Babic, president, and CEO of iStreamPlanet. “We’ll be helping our customers take advantage of the cloud’s elastic computing power, storage, and bandwidth in both on-premise private cloud and public cloud environments, dynamically scaling up or down as content requirements change. The platform will help content holders keep pace with the growing market for live video online, and help create new business opportunities for broadcasters of all sizes.”

Aventus will be available in the second quarter of 2013.