Com Hem taps Elemental to provide unified live linear, multiscreen services



| 28 August 2015

Leading Swedish cableco Com Hem has deployed Elemental Technologies software-defined video technology to develop a unified headend for delivering linear video across cable, IPTV and over-the-top (OTT).

Com Hem triple-play services reach approximately 1.92 million households in its domestic arena Sweden, a number which includes 625,000 digital TV subscribers. Com Hem has engaged Elemental to drive more efficiencies and simplify cable, IPTV and OTT TV workflows. Supporting software-defined video for both IP and SDI inputs, Elemental Live systems will see used to process simultaneously live H.264 DVB-C, RTP and ABR streams for all Com Hem delivery networks.

"Com Hem is committed to offering our customers the best available content and a high level of service," said Henri Caddeo, CTO at Com Hem. "By consolidating our headend with Elemental we are able to meet this commitment across all of our networks and to all types of devices."