QuickPlay Media, a provider of managed solutions for the distribution of video to Internet protocol-connected devices, has partnered with Media Excel Inc. — which produces video-transcoding solutions comprised of a software/hardware hybrid — to provide transcoding for QuickPlay’s global multiscreen services.
For the first phase of the partnership, hundreds of channels will be transcoded on Media Excel’s HERO 5000 series platform, the companies say. QuickPlay says it will leverage Media Excel’s HERO Management System, which is customizable and can simultaneously accommodate different failover policies allowing operators, systems integrators and content owners to deploy services with minimum operational cost.
QuickPlay says it will use Media Excel solutions to provide clients with turnkey MPEG-DASH and HEVC-centric solutions. That will create additional value and shortens time to market for multiscreen, over-the-top television and other IP-connected video services, QuickPlay adds.
QuickPlay’s OpenVideo managed service platform ingests content from more than 4,000 providers and optimizes content for more than 400 device types, ensuring that displays are in the highest quality and meet digital-rights management and security requirements, the company says.
“As a managed service provider, QuickPlay works with a number of market leading technologies in order to deliver the best end-to-end solution for our clients,” says Wayne Purboo, QuickPlay Media’s CEO. “We selected Media Excel for its exceptional video quality, its ease of deployment and extensive feature set,” he said.