Aspera partners with EVS and Elemental for cloud video streaming

Aspera, an IBM company, has formed partnership with EVS and Elemental to deploy large-scale system for high-resolution live video streaming via the cloud.

The new cloud-based service delivers near real time HD content to global sports fans, Aspera said.

As the demand for live match streaming increases in sports, broadcasters are faced with the challenge to quickly transfer and distribute match content across smartphones, tablets, laptops and connected TVs.

EVS integrated Aspera FASP high-speed transfer and Elemental video processing technologies to create a revolutionary cloud-based content delivery workflow that scales to stream the world’s most watched sporting events to a global fan base.

The companies have developed a unique end-to-end production system that is capable of near-live distribution of live action sporting events to streaming networks.

The advantage of this solution is that it will provide regional broadcasters with access to all live camera feeds directly from sporting venues rather than from a single central live stream feed giving them far greater speed and flexibility in content distribution.

At the heart of this innovation is the C-Cast technology that captures video of multiple cameras angles from on-location live production feeds. Other elements include embedded Aspera FASP high-speed transfer software and Elemental Cloud video processing.

“On the world’s biggest stages, Aspera’s high-speed file transfer technology helps to push the boundaries of content streaming to sports fans worldwide,” said Michelle Munson, CEO of Aspera.

“The close collaboration with EVS and Elemental gives sports broadcasters and content delivery networks the freedom to reimagine how to broadcast events in radically new ways. This is only the beginning,” Aspera added.

Aspera will be showcasing its suite of high-speed transfer software and services at IBC 2014 at the RAI in Amsterdam on September 12-16.

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