Unified Streaming, the forerunners in creating smart video streaming technology, today announced a new partnership with Sixty, the interactive TV company, to enable operators to provide Ease Live powered rich and deep interactive cross platform streaming services. Unified Streaming is Sixty’s first streaming partner and enable its broadcaster and operator customers to have greater flexibility and power in reaching their audiences across multiple devices and platforms.
Unified Streaming’s Unified Origin solution enables broadcasters and content owners to stream media content from one unified source to multiple clients and devices, and includes additional features such as content protection, restart TV, time-shift, catch-up TV, subtitles, and multiple language and audio tracks. By integrating Sixty’s out-of-the-box graphics solution, Ease Live, with Unified Origin streaming solution, broadcasters have access to the best possible tools to deliver interactive and immersive viewing experiences across all streaming formats, including Adobe (HDS), Apple HTTP Live Streaming (HLS), MPEG-DASH and Microsoft Smooth Streaming.
“The combination of Sixty’s on-air graphics technology and our expertise in delivering cost-effective and efficient video solutions will play a highly influential role in delivering smart, interactive video streaming technologies to a host of viewers all over the world,” said Simon Westbroek, VP Global Sales at Unified Streaming. “Through our collaboration, broadcasters will be able to deliver highly immersive and exciting innovations across all streaming platforms, devices and codec-types, maximising both viewer and outreach programme value. We are delighted to become Sixty’s first streaming partner and together, we look forward to enabling multi-platform viewers access to the best possible viewing experiences.”
“With increasing competition and greater consumer demand for flexibility to determine how, when and where they watch content, the challenge of delivering engaging viewing experiences across multiple devices and platforms is an enormous challenge for broadcasters and operators,” said Kjetil Horneland, CEO of Sixty. “By partnering with Unified Streaming and leveraging its highly versatile Unified Origin solution, broadcasters around the world will be able to enjoy the power of our flexible, interactive streaming technology across all streaming platforms and devices, giving today’s viewer the most immersive and captivating viewing experience available.”
Sixty (www.sixty.no) empowers broadcasters, operators and content owners to stand out in the rapidly changing, competitive world of multi-platform TV with solutions that make TV look good and feel right to demanding global audiences. Developed by teams of graphic, broadcast design professionals and developers – a talent pool unique to our industry – Sixty wraps content in a compelling look and feel to drive viewers to broadcasters’ programming. Sixty enables easy implementation of interactive TV, and allows users to quickly design and launch television experiences across any platform or device including linear, web, mobile phones, and tablets. Based in Norway, Sixty innovation creates the Future of Television by delivering rich TV Experiences that make a critical first impression on all-important viewers.
About Unified Streaming
Unified Streaming (www.unified-streaming.com) is dedicated to helping companies create and execute smart video streaming technologies. Its products are in operation around the world, with customers ranging from live news broadcasters and major TV networks to service providers and technology partners. The ease of use and reliability of our solutions allow customers to shorten their time-to-market. Our solutions fit into existing frameworks (Apache, IIS, Lighttpd, Nginx) thus allowing for greater return on existing investment and reducing delivery cost significantly.
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