The rise of OTT services across the globe is vident. From 925 million users to a more precise figure of 2.1 billion users, and so on by 2017 we can expect the grow according to the forecast. According to the recent reports, a fifth part of OTT operators admit that more than half of their entire subscriber-base will use OTT services by the end of the year.
To OTT offerings, TV and audiovisual service providers need to avail themselves of equipment that offers satellite transmission, pre-recorded programming, and live broadcasting functions. The choice may be clear, however, providers still need simple space-saving encoding tools that can be easily to installed and operate, while enabling the delivery of high definition video content. A reliable cloud storage platform accessible at any time is just as important a key function to maintain the reliance of the OTT model.
AVerMedia RS series offers encoding and streaming solutions for OTT services so that you can encode and transmit HDMI, Composite, Component, and HD SDI/SD SDI/ASI video inputs to a cloud platform. These inputs can be derived from different sources, including satellite signals received by an integrated receiver/decoder (IRD), live broadcasts, pre-recorded videos on an HD Media Player, or analog/DVB-T TV channels transmitted via antenna. Content can be viewed on any device with Internet access, such as smart TVs, notebooks, desktops, tablets, and smartphones. Encoding Server (RS series) products can be used with any equipment that supports multiple signal formats and video sources, saving you costs for purchasing new equipment.
Benefiting service providers, the Encoding Server solutions fit easily and reduce OTT-related costs by eliminating the need to purchase high-costed equipment. Low, mid and high level encoding solutions are available to support single and multistream signals and the use of 1/4/8/12/20 channels. The Encoding Server solution also removes the need for additional transmission media by allowing service providers to directly store content in the cloud.
TV and audio visual service providers incorporating the AVerMedia Encoding Server into their platform environment can expect the simple space-saving encoding tools which will enable the high-definition video delivery of their OTT offerings without the high cost and difficulties associated with the cost of ownership from multiple encoders.