Telestream, a leading provider of workflow automation, processing and quality monitoring and management solutions for the production and distribution of video, introduced OptiQ, a new and radically different one-click channel creation solution for cloud environments.
The product of a strategic research initiative that sees Telestream working closely with a major European telecoms service provider, OpticQ transforms the new channel creation task from a process that took weeks or even months to one that takes just minutes to complete.
Once created, these new video channels exhibit considerable sophistication: as standard, they feature integrated monitoring throughout and the ability to switch between multiple sources (live or file-based). A ‘pay-as-you-go’ business model offers the flexibility to accommodate unforeseen fluctuations in demand while aligning to such costs to revenues. As a result, users do not need to pre-spend to ensure they meet such demand.
OptiQ targets a number of applications. It facilitates new revenue streams for content providers looking to accelerate time to market for new channels, and for broadcasters and service providers by enabling short-term (premium and non-premium) channels/events, or additional content such as highlight reels, player bios, and event histories alongside premium content.
OptiQ uses containers and multiple orchestration systems which are prioritized based on industry dynamics and customer feedback. The containers are modular Linux-based “elements” (such as encoders, packagers, origin servers, and monitoring probes), that can be instantiated in a cloud environment by an orchestration system, then stitched together and configured automatically to make a real-time-monitored live streaming channel.
Visit Telestream at NAB 2019 booth #SL3308.