Xstream launches Loading Dock for OTT management software

DetailsEditor | 15 December 2014

Ending a successful year on a high, Xstream has launched a Loading Dock service for its MediaMaker cloud-based video management platform.

Xstream Move Faster Turquoise 500x154pxXstream believes that offering consumers the right content across multiple devices is essential for success, and one of the biggest hurdles operators experience today when launching an over-the-top (OTT) or TV everywhere (TVE) service. It adds that content operations can often become a problem area, resulting in increased costs, quality issues and time delays.

The new Loading Dock solution is designed to enable telcos, cable operators, networks and broadcasters to reduce time spent on the content supply chain, thereby decreasing time to market and allowing them to scale their offerings both faster and wider.

Pre-integrated with Xstream MediaMaker, but able to work with other deployments and video management systems, Loading Dock is built to address continuously varying distributor requirements with support for large amounts of content, fragmented supply chain vendor deliveries, ensuring quality of assets (video and metadata), bridging the gap between legacy STB/IPTV and OTT/TVE, screening and rating of assets for parental control and reducing the cost and time spent managing assets and ingest.

"Xstream MediaMaker connects all the dots in the OTT ecosystem, from pre-ingest to play-out," explained Mike McMahon, CTO at recent Xstream win Lightbox. "The integrated MediaMaker Loading Dock module enabled us to automate and streamline our content supply chain. The level of orchestration of the workflow and automation of it, including depth of integration into suppliers is unique to the industry, in particular for OTT."