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Elemental Fosters Rapid Innovation of Multiscreen Video Platform for Viaplay

Elemental Technologies, the leading supplier of video solutions for multiscreen content delivery, today announced that Elemental video processing is enabling delivery of nearly 40 live channels and thousands of hours of premium library content to Internet connected devices for Viaplay, the Nordic countries’ leading streaming service for TV series, movies and sporting events.

The Viaplay deployment of Elemental® Live and Elemental® Server supports the creation of content delivered to smartphones, tablets, PCs, smart TVs, game consoles, as well as Viaplay’s OTT set-top box. With a comprehensive service offering from Viaplay, content from movie studios, U.S. TV series, regional broadcasters, world class live sports and others can be watched on a wide array of devices.

“We’ve provided live and video on demand streaming to our audience for many years and have recently started to work with Elemental for encoding. The servers have proven reliable and high performing and we also appreciate the strong engineering background of the Elemental team,” said Kaj af Kleen, CTO for Viaplay. “We need to upgrade our infrastructure continuously to accommodate the innovation we see in the video streaming market and we believe Elemental is a good partner for enabling this.”

“Viaplay is a technology pioneer and leader driving premium Internet-delivered video across the Nordic region,” said John Nemeth, VP sales EMEA for Elemental. “We are happy to support its ground-breaking work in providing innovative multiscreen experiences to viewers of premium TV, movies and live sports entertainment.”

The solution for Viaplay was deployed in conjunction with the Platform’s mpx video management system. The system provides easy workflow management of video ingest, metadata management, subscriber management and viewing rights enforcement, and automated publishing across device and video player profiles.

Elemental will feature its advanced software-defined video processing solutions at TV Connect 2014 March 18 - 20 at the Olympic Exhibition Center (Stand 148) in London. The company will showcase real-time 4K HEVC video processing. To schedule a meeting with an Elemental representative at TV Connect, please contact us.

About Elemental

Elemental Technologies is the leading supplier of software-based video solutions for content delivery to any device. Founded in 2006 and headquartered in Portland, Oregon, the company pioneered the use of software-defined video processing to distribute and monetize video over IP networks. The Elemental platform provides its customers with the flexibility, scalability and performance required to transform high quality video into new revenue streams via turnkey, cloud-based and virtualized deployment models. Powering video experiences for more than 400 leading media franchises worldwide, Elemental helps pay TV operators, content programmers, broadcasters and enterprise customers bring video to any screen, anytime – all at once. The company has offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, China, Russia, India and Brazil. To learn more, please visit www.elementaltechnologies.com and follow @elementaltech on Twitter.

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