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SBS Belgium taps Xstream for OTT delivery

Press Release   •   Jun 06, 2013 11:18 GMT

One of Belgium’s major broadcasters, SBS Belgium, has selected Xstream’s video management system, MediaMaker, for its new OTT video service on web and mobile devices. Due for rollout later this year, SBS Belgium’s new offering will include ingest module securing an automated ingest workflow, Subscription based video-on-demand (SVOD) and Transaction based video-on-demand (TVOD) solution, encrypted with Widevine DRM.

SBS Belgium is the latest broadcaster to choose Xstream’s award winning video management system, MediaMaker, for creation and deployment of next generation OTT solution. Designed with a modular approach, including powerful and proven API’s to ensure optimal flexibility and scalability, MediaMaker is built for the future and for clients to grow with and on.

“As a pioneer in OTT and TV Everywhere solutions, Xstream is a natural partner for us “said Nicolas Declercq,  Manager Interactive Media, at SBS Belgium. “We chose Xstream as our partner because of their long and proven experience of OTT delivery Furthermore, MediaMaker is one of the most complete end-to-end OTT platforms we’ve seen in the market, including everything one need to create a complete OTT solution like an in-built Shop and payment module, DRM, ingest module and a remarkable flexibility enabling us to integrate any third party systems to MediaMaker”

With MediaMaker, SBS Belgium will simplify and manage their workflow, enabling them to take full control of their business model, all with a minimum of time spent. In addition, SBS Belgium get full control over how they market, package, bundle and monetize video content. The Shop module in MediaMaker is built to support a number of commerce strategies and can be used as a complete platform or integrated with existing billing systems. By a simple configuration, SBS Belgium can multiply the number of shops (SVOD, TVOD, Premium SVOD etc) For each shop they can easily set up and create a unique marketing mix adapted to a specific customer and/ or market segment. This further demonstrates Xstream’s scalable suite of OTT services for both Live and video on demand supporting the most advanced needs of OTT and TV Everywhere deployments.

“We are thrilled to be working with SBS Belgium, and look forward to supporting them in putting in place a solution that will enable an innovative OTT- commercial strategy” said Stefan Bengtsson, CSO at Xstream. “Our deal with SBS Belgium is an exciting stage in our international expansion. We take pride in the fact that MediaMaker will empower the OTT solution for one of the largest broadcasters in Belgium.“

Xstream are to deliver a MediaMaker solution including Ingest module, Shop and Payment module and Widevine DRM to SBS Belgium. It’s a VOD solution for web and for mobile devices (android and iOS)

About SBS Belgium
SBS Belgium is the Belgian broadcaster of two television channels in Flanders, the Dutch speaking part of Belgium. VIER is the more generalist channel of the two: it aims at a target audience of PRP 18-54. VIJF aims at women between 20 and 49 years old. SBS Belgium is part of De Vijver Media

For additional info, please visit www.sbsbelgium.be/

About Xstream A/S
Xstream has been a pioneer in OTT and TV Everywhere since 1999. Drawing on our extensive experience, we work with world-leading Telcos, cable operators and media companies. Believing that every company is unique and should be treated so, we deliver simpler, smarter solutions characterized by superior flexibility, usability and cost-efficiency.

We offer MediaMaker, the industry's most comprehensive and scalable end-to-end online video management solution, and a suite of outstanding individual services, including: Apps for Connected devices, Ingest, DRM, Transcoding and Agile Consultants. We guarantee 99.999% uptime, and only use senior developers and the best proven technologies to ensure optimal performance and value.

Xstream is trusted as the preferred solution partner for companies like Disney, Telenor, Canal Digital, Altibox, Comoyo, Schibsted Media, Polaris media, ProSatSieben1 and many more. The modular architecture of MediaMaker enables highly flexible and customized solutions that meet the demands of the worlds’ most superior and extensive TV Everywhere and OTT video deployments.

Visit Xstream at www.xstream.dk for more information

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