Vimond veers to Unified Streaming to foster multi-platform video

Editor | 27-11-2012

Norwegian national broadcaster TV2 spin-off Vimond Media Solutions has formed a partnership with CodeShop to boost cross-platform video streaming.

The partnership is designed to enable Vimond customers to stream high quality video across multiple screens from a single source using CodeShop's Unified Streaming's cross-platform video streaming technology. This dynamically remuxes different streams to different platforms, thus, say the two firms, “significantly lowering” the number of different formats needed with, moreover, no buffering and no waiting.

In addition, USP wraps the platform-specific solutions available from Adobe (HTTP Dynamic Streaming), Apple (HTTP Live Streaming), Microsoft (Smooth Streaming) and the recently launched MPEG-DASH adaptive streaming protocol into one. USP software running on the customer's existing Web server dynamically wraps the content to the required formats for delivery and is claimed to offer a comprehensive environment for managing and delivering multi-format over-the-top (OTT) services, with full facilities for all creative, logistical, and business aspects of the operation.

"Unified Streaming Platform technology is innovative and helps us target multiple devices from a single source — even with DRM," explained Helge H?ibraaten, CEO of Vimond Media Solutions. "This partnership enables our customers to have an even broader device reach without having to transcode or encode to all the different format variations out there, which in turn will help reduce storage costs."

"We decided to partner with Vimond because it was clear from the beginning that Vimond shares our passion for enabling customers to deliver great end-user experiences through the Vimond Media Platform," said Dirk Griffioen, CodeShop CEO and co-founder. "The features of CodeShop's Unified Streaming Platform combined with Vimond's distribution engine give customers a powerful, high performance, ready-for-the future video streaming solution."