Discovery selects Synamedia’s bespoke virtualised DCM

To increase its operational efficiencies in Asia-Pacific distribution, Discovery has chosen Synamedia, an international video software provider, for its bespoke solution in virtualised digital content manager (DCM). 

For a long time, Discovery was centralising its Asia-Pacific uplink compression systems to its Sterling, Virginia, broadcast centre. As viewers expect uninterrupted video delivery on-the-go, the company is turning to Synamedia’s virtualised DCM to distribute signals across regions.


DCM will complement the traditional satellite distribution, thus enabling Discovery to efficiently transition its distribution architecture to an IP-based virtualised video processing environment while achieving cost-efficiencies. 


In order to feed the Asia-Pacific region distribution more efficiently, Discovery is tapping on Synamedia’s PowerVu Network Centre to securely distribute its live linear international channels from hardware to a virtualised environment in the US.


Synamedia’s virtualised DCM adaptability and distribution capabilities allow Discovery to continue delivering the quality content its dedicated audience has come to rely on. The DCM offers video services for linear pay-TV broadcast and live OTT streaming, including live transcoding to multiple bitrates and formats, scalable video functions, best-in-class video quality, and an intuitive user interface. 


Jim Rossiter, vice-president of Distribution, Americas and Asia, Discovery, said: “Uninterrupted service is non-negotiable for us as we strive to provide the best viewing experiences for our audience.


“We needed a partner we could trust that can help us transition without impacting service delivery, and to continue to deliver high-quality content to our clients!”


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