Swisscom taps Ateme for world first public cloud DVR offering

Swisscom has tapped video processing technology specialist Ateme to deploy its OTT solution to migrate the Cloud Digital Video Recording (CDVR) platform of Swisscom’s blue TV service to AWS, in a move set to deliver the world’s first large-scale CDVR in a public cloud, according to Ateme.

The move, which was designed to streamline Swisscom’s operations, optimize its hardware pool, and achieve greater scalability for blue TV, deployed Ateme’s NEA Genesis, enabling CDVR and time-shifted TV services in the public cloud.

The end-to-end package selected by Swisscom also includes Ateme’s NEA packaging and CDN solutions, complementing its already deployed virtualised TITAN transcoders.

“Subscribers watch and record more and more content. We needed a scalable solution that would allow us to follow this growth, without being capped by on-premises investments. Ateme was the natural choice, having both helped us deploy the cutting-edge fully virtualized headend in 2018, and proved its worth through years of strong support. Now, Ateme’s cloud-native solutions are perfectly aligned with our vision, enabling us to meet our need while delivering exceptional experiences to our viewers,” said Marco Lötscher, head of technology group at Swisscom TV & Smart Products.

“We are proud to collaborate with a company of the caliber of Swisscom, which placed third in Brand Finance’s ranking of the world’s most valuable and strongest brands. It’s an honour for us to have been chosen to work with AWS to help Swisscom seamlessly migrate blue TV’s CDVR service to the cloud, so it can continue to captivate its audience and further strengthen its brand,” said Yoann Poizeau, VP EMEA at Ateme.

from Digital TV Europe – For the latest news about the business of broadband and Pay TV