IBC 2014: Ericsson has launched a suite of end-to-end, cloud-enabled media management services.
Debuted in Amsterdam, Ericsson said the services are designed to manage secure contribution, archiving and media processing in the public and private cloud.
Ericsson head of broadcast and media services Thorsten Sauer said: “Using our end-to-end services, broadcasters will be able to manage their media through a series of capabilities hosted in the cloud.
“We’ll be able to scale applications quickly according to our clients’ needs and help them realise greater efficiency by offering services procured on a utility or pay-as-you-go basis.
“These services are a key component of our future delivery strategy.
“It’s our priority to ensure that we help our clients stay ahead of the curve in what is undoubtedly an increasingly competitive landscape.”
Some of the functionality includes file receipt gateway used to send files for processing, verification services that make sure content is received as expected and compliant with specified standards and services that prepare content for multiple platforms and territories.
Ericsson said the standardised service business would help broadcasters and aggregators to meet the challenges of increasing complexity in media management as content is delivered to a growing number of platforms and catch-up services.
Ericsson agrees Fabrix deal
Ericsson has agreed a £58m deal to acquire Fabrix Systems, a provider of cloud storage, computing and network delivery for video.
Ericsson senior vice president and head of business unit support solutions Per Borgklint said: “We are investing significantly across our TV platform and video-network areas to extend our market leadership position.
“Our Media Vision 2020 shows that traditional TV is shifting rapidly towards TV anywhere and Ericsson’s leadership in broadcast, video and networks places us in a unique position to enable the most demanding customers to define and deliver the future of TV.
“Fabrix Systems further positions Ericsson to help customers deliver on the networked society’s global demand for personalised video content on any screen, at any time.”
Fabrix Systems was founded in 2006 with offices in the US and Israel. The company has 103 employees.
The purchase price for all of the shares in Fabrix Systems is $95 million.
The acquisition is expected to close before the end of the year.
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