Deutsche Glasfaser, a fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network provider, is preparing to go live within a few weeks with linear TV, radio, video-on-demand (VOD) and multiscreen services to regional subscribers in Germany. The company is using a video platform from Elemental Technologies to deliver the services.
Free-to-air and pay TV channels are transcoded with Elemental Live to multiple H.264 profiles for delivery to TV screens via the DGTV mediabox, as well as to a custom Deutsche Glasfaser App for in-home viewing on Google Android and Apple iOS devices. Video streams generated by Elemental will also be repurposed for a variety of VOD, timeshift and catch-up TV services. Elemental Conductor will provide system and redundancy management.
The Deutsche Glasfaser IPTV service will include around 100 SD channels, 50 HD and 100 radio channels.
The network operator will offer a range of triple-play packages with high-speed Internet starting from 100 Mbps.
“We want to provide our customers with a wide variety of IPTV and multiscreen video services at a superior level, rivaling what’s on offer in urban markets,” said Niels Jonkman, business manager Deutsche Glasfaser. “In order to meet our business objectives we chose the Elemental platform for its exceptional image quality, multiscreen delivery capabilities, and the flexibility of its software, allowing us to stay one step ahead of customer demand.”