Telefónica selects MediaKind’s Aquila On-Demand solution

Enhanced video-on-demand (VoD) offerings at Spanish pay-TV subscription service Movistar+

MediaKind announces that it has been selected by Telefónica to enhance the video-on-demand (VoD) offerings of Movistar+, the Spanish telco’s pay-TV subscription service. MediaKind’s Aquila On-Demand solution, which launched in August 2020, will be deployed to deliver rapid asset processing of Movistar+’s on-demand OTT and IPTV content, encompassing transcoding, transformation, packaging, and delivery capabilities.

Source: MediaKind

Aquila On-Demand will enable Telefónica to add several new VoD offerings to the Movistar+ platform, supported by a range of Digital Rights Management (DRM) platforms, including HLS/Fairplay and DASH/CENC. Movistar+ will benefit from premium video quality up to 4K, enabled by MediaKind’s latest HEVC/H264 codec implementations. The deployment will also give Movistar+ a dramatic performance increase, with an innovative microservices architecture allowing the platform to process the media more than twice as fast, which greatly improves the platform’s user experience. Furthermore, Telefónica’s operations will be significantly simplified thanks to a unification of the graphical user interface (GUI) with the VoD controller.

Aquila On-Demand forms part of MediaKind’s latest generation of cloud-native software solutions. It also outmodes previous monolithic solutions by providing significant performance improvements and simplifying network integrations with its simple watch folder ingest methodology, public REST API, and embedded load-balancer. The high degree of investment attributed to in-house codec software development ensures continuous evolution in supporting new standards, such as 8K, VVC, and new HDR formats, enabling MediaKind’s customers to react quickly to changing consumer demands, technological trends, and market challenges.






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