Comcast mines Elemental for encoding for X1 cloud DVR platform

DetailsMichelle Clancy | 08 April 2015

Comcast has selected Elemental Technologies' encoding for its cloud-based X1 DVR with cloud technology.

"Video infrastructure is moving rapidly to IP and to software-defined video solutions running in virtualised environments on customer's own networks," said Dan Marshall, senior vice president of worldwide sales for Elemental. "As Comcast continues to expand its X1 DVR service and sets a new bar for consumer experiences, Elemental software will enable rapid market launches."

Last year, Comcast began offering customers the X1 DVR with cloud technology, which lets customers record TV shows and movies for watching later either in the home or on-the-go across devices.

"Software-defined video processing solutions from Elemental have served us very well for on-demand applications," said Jason Press, senior vice president of software engineering and operations for Comcast. "Elemental's use of Linux OS, REST-based APIs and its integration with Cisco UCS hardware has improved our ability to quickly deploy our X1 DVR cloud-based services sourced from live channel line-ups."