SOURCE: iStreamPlanet

iStreamPlanet

September 15, 2014 03:01 ET

iStreamPlanet Announces Delivery of Turnkey Live Video Multiscreen Services With Level 3

Aventus SaaS With Level 3 Video Cloud Services Offer Scalability and Faster Time to Market Advantage

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - Sep 15, 2014) - iStreamPlanet, the leader in live, announced today it will work with Level 3 Communications, a global communications provider, to provide end-to-end multiscreen services for major media and entertainment enterprises. The services bring together Level 3's Video Cloud solution, which combines the company's global content delivery network (CDN) and Vyvx Solutions as well as Aventus, iStreamPlanet's live video encoding, multiscreen packaging and publishing service, to offer a single platform to acquire, encode, package, publish and deliver multiscreen live video on a global scale.

As the demand for more live events and live linear channels on all devices surges, content owners and distributors are quickly outgrowing their current hardware-based infrastructure. They are looking to cloud-based services to efficiently provide scalability, an evolving feature-set, and faster time to market to grow their businesses and stay competitive.

Features of the service include acquisition and distribution of content via Level 3's Vyvx broadcast fiber network, including satellite and downlink capabilities and managed broadcast encoding/transcoding, coupled with a powerful and secure global CDN optimally tuned for video delivery. iStreamPlanet's cloud-based service, Aventus, powers live video ingest, processing, and multiscreen packaging including ad and slate insertion, Nielsen audience tracking, closed captioning, subtitles and content protection.

"The combination of Level 3's network services and iStreamPlanet's Aventus provides an end-to-end solution for broadcasters of all sizes," said Jennifer Baisch, vice president of marketing for iStreamPlanet. "The scalability, flexibility and cost-effectiveness that Aventus offers as a cloud service enables content owners to accelerate deployments of live, multiscreen events and channels to meet the growing demand for a true TV everywhere experience."

"Pairing iStreamPlanet's Aventus and Level 3's Video Cloud services simplifies every aspect of video delivery, giving our joint customers the expertise, performance and global reach they need to deliver a high quality video experience and take advantage of cost and operational efficiencies," said Mark Taylor, vice president of Media and IP Services at Level 3. "The combined services we announce today with iStreamPlanet provide a superior operational environment for video publishers. The live encoding and multiscreen packaging and publishing offered on the Aventus cloud service are a great fit for the operational ease that we strive to offer our customers as they develop their video businesses."

iStreamPlanet will be demonstrating Aventus at IBC 2014 in Amsterdam, in the Sakura Meeting room at the Okura Hotel. For more information visit www.iStreamPlanet.com.

About iStreamPlanet

iStreamPlanet, the leader in live, simplifies live video streaming to multiple screens. iStreamPlanet is changing the way live streaming is done with the launch of Aventus, a cloud and software-based, live video streaming solution for premium content providers.

iStreamPlanet's innovative approach has been chosen by the world's leading sports, entertainment, and technology brands, including NBC Sports, Turner Broadcasting, Fox, and Microsoft, to bring live, online video to connected audiences around the world.

Founded in 2000, the privately held company is headquartered in Las Vegas with a software development center in Redmond, WA. More information can be found at www.iStreamPlanet.com.