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Elemental Provides Stofa with End-to-End Video Processing for Multiscreen Services

Elemental Technologies, the leading supplier of software-defined video solutions for multiscreen content delivery, today announced that Stofa, a leading Danish pay TV operator and broadband Internet service provider, is using Elemental video processing solutions to process, package and manage live linear channels in real time for its catch-up TV and multiscreen video services. The video infrastructure from Elemental customizes 150 TV channels – including 38 in high definition – for delivery to Stofa subscribers.

Stofa is delivering 150 TV channels -- including 38 in HD -- for its catch-up TV and multiscreen vid ...

Stofa is delivering 150 TV channels -- including 38 in HD -- for its catch-up TV and multiscreen video services with Elemental. (Photo: Business Wire)

Stofa provides its broadband subscribers with a full range of multiscreen services, including StartForfa for catch-up TV and WebTV for viewing live content using Apple iOS and Google Android devices. The pay TV operator uses Elemental® Live to transcode live linear TV channels, Elemental® Stream to package that content for multiscreen delivery, and Elemental® Conductor to manage multiple live streams across the network. The complete Elemental video processing solution is fully integrated within the Stofa broadcast workflow.

“Elemental provided us with a software-defined solution that enables us to respond quickly to changing market situations and customer demand,” said Thomas Helbo, chief technology officer for Stofa. “Due to the growing success of our multiscreen services, it is critical that we continually enhance our system to support new devices and video profiles as they come onto the market. The flexibility and scalability of the Elemental video platform allows us to do just that.”

“Stofa has achieved its market position by providing its customers with exactly what they want – premium TV content on any device at any time,” said John Nemeth, VP sales EMEA for Elemental. “We are pleased to help Stofa offer its subscribers the very best picture quality possible regardless of device and thereby continue to lead the market as one of Europe’s most innovative cable TV operators.”

Elemental will showcase its full suite of software-defined video solutions for cable, broadband and satellite providers at ANGA COM 2014 May 20 - 22 in Cologne, Germany (booth 10.1 /O30). To schedule a meeting with an Elemental representative at ANGA COM, please contact us.

About Stofa

Stofa is a Danish triple play operator providing a broad selection of television and pay TV offerings, high-speed broadband and telephone services to its customers. As Denmark’s second-largest service provider, Stofa has approximately 450,000 customers in total using our SmartTV, broadband and telephony services via cable or FTTH. Stofa is a wholly owned, independent subsidiary of SE, Denmark’s third-largest energy supplier, and has about 500 employees across seven locations in Denmark. To learn more, please visit www.stofa.dk.

About Elemental

Elemental Technologies is the leading supplier of software-defined video solutions for multiscreen content delivery. Founded in 2006 and headquartered in Portland, Oregon, the company pioneered the use of software-based video processing to distribute video over IP networks. Solutions from Elemental provide the flexibility, scalability and performance required to deliver high quality video 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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