Digisoft.tv sets sail with LTE-based video streaming


Joseph O'Halloran

| 24 August 2015

Multiscreen broadcast and telecommunications provider Digisoft.tv has launched a streaming platform running on LTE networks.

Unveiled at Kiel Week, the largest annual sailing regatta in the world, Digisoft.tv's mobile video system delivered live transmissions from outside broadcast units to a central studio for relay on to the main live TV service, Kiel TV.

"We were looking for an economical solution to enable uplinks from our outside broadcast units," revealed OKSH general manager Peter Willers. "Digisoft's technology meant that we could capture live streams from remote locations and deliver them back to our broadcast centre using HLS streaming over a low cost LTE connection."

OKSH used the Digisoft CastConductor video orchestration system to manage the broadcast of multiple adaptive HLS streams over LTE and IP. Designed for IPTV and over-the-top (OTT) solutions, CastConductor delivers video content from kiosks and headends in mass transit environments such as cruise ships, airports and aircraft. Such a platform delivers a more cost effective solution compared with traditional satellite or microwave backhaul, claimed Digisoft.