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Foxtel Selects Digital Rapids' Encoding and Streaming Solutions for its Foxtel Go Service
[November 30, 2012]

Foxtel Selects Digital Rapids' Encoding and Streaming Solutions for its Foxtel Go Service

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Foxtel has selected Digital Rapids' encoding and streaming solutions for its new video initiatives. The company has purchased StreamZ Live adaptive streaming encoders and the Digital Rapids (News - Alert) Broadcast Manager multi-encoder management system to power its Foxtel Go App. The solutions are used to provide IP streams for Foxtel on Xbox 360, Foxtel on Connected TV, and the Foxtel Go App. In addition, the encoders and management software were also used to provide IP streams for Foxtel LONDON 2012 Olympic Games App.

The StreamZ Live family of encoders provides outstanding quality, reliability, versatility and easy operation in powerful configurations for multi-platform live streaming applications. Adaptive streaming models of StreamZ Live encode and stream live HD and SD content with superior quality and performance for delivery through both standard streaming protocols and the latest generation of adaptive streaming technologies.

The Digital Rapids Broadcast Manager software enables enterprise-class management, automation, monitoring and fault tolerance for multiple live streaming encoders, with features including scheduling, automated failover and alert notifications.
Jim Rudder, executive director of product at Foxtel, said, 'Foxtel Go is an exciting new way for our customers to watch our premium TV shows, series and sport on the go, and it was imperative the service be built on a technical foundation that delivers the superior quality and reliability that our customers demand. Digital Rapids solutions met our stringent criteria, and their outstanding support is also a critical factor to our success.'
Neville Paterson, sales manager for Asia Pacific at Digital Rapids, said, 'We're excited that Foxtel has chosen our solutions to power their innovative Foxtel Go App. Our encoding and streaming solutions deliver exceptional quality and performance for service providers expanding their reach to new platforms ranging from game consoles to mobile devices, and we look forward to working closely with Foxtel in the future as their services continue to grow.'
Recently, Turner Broadcasting System selected Digital Rapids' Kayak dynamic workflow platform as the technology foundation to power its media processing operations for current and future multi-screen video initiatives. The two companies have expanded their relationship, collaborating on advanced workflows to bring Turner's extensive range of premium content to audiences across an expanding range of viewing platforms.
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Edited by Rich Steeves

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