SOURCE: RGB Networks

RGB Networks

September 01, 2011 08:30 ET

IBC 2011 Demo Highlights Collaboration of RGB Networks and Swisscom Broadcast for IP Video Delivery to Any Device

Swisscom Broadcasts' Multiscreen TV Service to Be Showcased Live at IBC 2011 Utilizing RGB's Award-Winning Multi-Device IP Video Delivery Solution

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 1, 2011) - RGB Networks, the leading provider of scalable multiscreen IP video delivery solutions, today announced that at IBC 2011 Swisscom Broadcast, a leading Swiss provider of fully managed multiscreen TV services to the European B2B customer segments, will be demonstrating the transmission of its IP-based multiscreen TV services utilizing RGB's Video Multiprocessing Gateway (VMG™) and TransAct Packager. The RGB multi-device delivery solution forms a key component in Swisscom Broadcast's technology blueprint to support streamed media over private and public Internet to televisions, PCs and mobile devices, and will be showcased at RGB's stand (4.C78) delivering live video over the Internet from Swisscom Broadcast's headend to multiple devices on the stand.

Operating one of the major headends in Switzerland with approximately 400 TV channels, Swisscom Broadcast is quickly developing into a key supplier of fully managed IP-based video and audio services. Using the latest IP video distribution techniques, Swisscom Broadcast is building standards-based architectures to supply complete IPTV and OTT services to new and existing operators looking to update their legacy technology deployments.

To be demonstrated at RGB's IBC 2011 stand will be live streams from Swisscom Broadcast's headend utilizing RGB's VMG to transcode program streams. These streams are formatted for a large number of different end user devices of varying resolutions and decoding capabilities for delivery via both adaptive streaming and traditional single bitrate environments. Working in conjunction with RGB's TransAct Packager, this integrated solution provides streams in Apple HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) standard delivery format, Adobe HTTP Dynamic Streaming and Microsoft Smooth Streaming outputs, enabling them to fully address adaptive streaming for HLS-compatible devices, and the new Flash/Silverlight-powered platforms such as Android and Windows-based devices.

"Swisscom Broadcast is truly changing the face of the IP video market with its innovative solutions," said Simone Sassoli, Vice President, International at RGB Networks. "Swisscom Broadcast has identified a growing market opportunity and is strategically adapting its infrastructure to scale to meet this and future industry needs. We are delighted that RGB was one of the key technology providers selected to help facilitate this change."

At IBC 2011Swisscom Broadcast's live IP-based video service will be demonstrated using RGB's VMG and TransAct Packager on multiple devices including a TV, laptop, iPhone and iPad on RGB's stand (4.C78).

About Swisscom Broadcast
Swisscom Broadcast Ltd. has been an independent subsidiary of the Swisscom Group since 2002. With around 240 employees and over 500 transmitter sites, Swisscom Broadcast is the leading Swiss transmitter of terrestrial radio and television signals throughout Switzerland. Swisscom Broadcast's service offering ranges from the transmission of audio and video signals and the aggregation, preparation and broadcast of TV programs and video content to complete, multi-screen IPTV solutions. A broad spectrum of forward-looking, temporary communication, information and IT services for event organizers and media enterprises completes its service portfolio. For more information, visit: www.swisscom.ch/broadcast

About RGB Networks' TV Everywhere Solutions
RGB's TV Everywhere solutions includes its award-winning Video Multiprocessing Gateway (VMG), the industry's highest capacity transcoder, capable of simultaneously transcoding 500+ MPEG-2 and MPEG-4/H.264 video streams into the growing number of formats required to serve an ever-expanding array of end user devices. The VMG utilizes a carrier-class chassis with extensive redundancy features to ensure reliable operation at all times.

Complementing the VMG is RGB's TransAct Packager, an advanced adaptive streaming solution that ingests MPEG-4/H.264 video programs and outputs multiple versions of each program encoded at different bit rates which are then packaged in the Apple HTTP Live Streaming, Microsoft Smooth Streaming and Adobe HTTP Dynamic Streaming formats.

Working together, the TransAct Packager and the VMG comprise the industry's most scalable solution for delivering live and on-demand video to PCs, tablets, mobile devices and set-top boxes.

About RGB Networks
RGB Networks enables video service providers to migrate to a multiscreen environment for the delivery of linear and on-demand video over managed and unmanaged IP networks. Wide adoption of the company's solutions is based on core strengths in transcoding, advertising and overlay insertion, and statistical multiplexing. RGB's solutions for video delivery to TVs, desktop and mobile devices are built to deliver the highest video quality at the best price-performance on the market -- they uniquely offer the density and scalability required to support the growing demands of consumers with integrated functionality that simplifies operators' network architectures and minimizes operational costs. RGB's products are deployed by over 200 cable, telco, satellite, OTT and mobile operators in 30+ countries. Venture capital firms Accel Partners, Comcast Interactive, Focus Ventures, Granite Ventures, Institutional Venture Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, and Mitsui & Co. Venture Partners have invested $63 million in the company. RGB is a private, profitable company based in Sunnyvale, California with offices around the world. For more information, please visit www.rgbnetworks.com.

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