The new subscription-based OTT video service is using AWS Elemental Live, AWS Elemental Server and AWS Elemental Conductor software performing live and file-based video transcoding, to power a unified headend delivering digital cable and over-the-top (OTT) video services for Portuguese telecom NOWO.

Portuguese operator picks AWS Elemental for OTT platform

Portuguese telecom NOWO has selected video processing solutions from AWS Elemental to power a unified headend delivering digital cable and over-the-top (OTT) video services.

The new subscription-based OTT video service is using AWS Elemental Live, AWS Elemental Server and AWS Elemental Conductor software performing live and file-based video transcoding.

Ana Maria Teixeira, CTO at NOWO, said: “When we defined our OTT strategy, we insisted on a state-of-the-art viewing experience, backed by a resilient video workflow that assures outstanding quality of service without overburdening our staff. With AWS Elemental video processing software, our workflow is highly efficient to operate while giving us the flexibility to continuously enhance our services and stay ahead of evolving standards, consumer preferences and device technologies.”

NOWO launched the service for the Portuguese market, debuting a package of 70 channels accessible through set-top boxes, on the Web and via iOS and Android devices, with plans to add 30 channels later in the year.

The new service incorporates a range of advanced features, including live streaming, video-on-demand (VoD), catch-up and start-over TV. Cloud PVR service will soon be offered as well.

“NOWO has quickly established a strong position in the Portuguese OTT market by delivering a rich and diverse array of content and an outstanding media experience for subscribers,” said John Nemeth, vice-president, EMEA, AWS Elemental.

“We’re pleased to see AWS Elemental processing solutions playing such a critical part in enabling NOWO’s success in multi-screen video now and in the future.”

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