IMAKE bows VOD content platform

Sun, 03/06/2005 - 7:00pm
Jeff Baumgartner

IMAKE Software & Services Inc. has expanded its software portfolio with a platform that encodes content for video-on-demand (VOD).

The platform, dubbed OpenVision Content Creator, is aimed at content suppliers that must encode and prepare video prior to distributing it to a service provider. IMAKE's new platform is designed for cable operators that use CableLabs-compliant metadata as well as a new breed of IP-based television video providers.

IMAKE, which has integrated Content Creator with encoders from Harmonic Inc. and Vela, also markets a line of VOD pitchers, catchers and asset manager products under the OpenVision umbrella. IMAKE also offers a session resource management platform that ensures QoS allocation by communicating with the servers on a given system.

IMAKE, which competes with the likes of Tandberg Television and TVN Entertainment Corp., counts Comcast Cable as one of its largest customers.

"We provide an entire VOD backoffice solution," said Steve Sweeney, IMAKE's vice president of marketing and business development. "Now we are getting more involved in [VOD] content."

IMAKE has yet to announce any content partners for the new platform.


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