Vimond to power OTT services for Nordisk Film
DetailsEditor | 15 June 2015
Online TV and video services provider Vimond Media Solutions has entered a strategic collaboration with Nordisk Film to provide an end-to-end managed cloud over-the-top (OTT) streaming service.
Nordisk Film claims to be the leading developer, producer and distributor of films in the Nordic region, and the leading cinema operator in Denmark and Norway. It also has digital businesses such as gavekortet.dk and Billetlugen, and markets Sony PlayStation across the Nordic region.
As part of the multi-region, multi-year frame agreement, Vimond will provide the OTT backbone for Nordisk Film brands such as minbio.dk www.minkino.com and the newly-launched Dansk Film Skat.
The set-up is implemented on a cloud infrastructure from Amazon Web Services, which is monitored and maintained by Vimond. In addition to supplying Nordisk Film with the capability to ingest, package, distribute video assets and charge for services, Vimond will also deliver video transcoding, content delivery network services, digital rights management and custom-built device applications.
"Nordisk Film has ambitious plans in the consumer space, and we needed a partner with the flexibility and expertise to solve the complex technical issues associated with quality video services on all devices," said Nordisk Film Direct's commercial director Mikkel Weider. "It was clear to us that Vimond would get us quickly to market and allow us to scale for growth, given their experience building up TV 2 Sumo and other ground-breaking services in this region and elsewhere."