1+1 Media Group is a large media conglomerate serving the Ukrainian population with a variety of television and online news services
The broadcast division comprises four terrestrial and four satellite TV channels, and a production arm, 1+1 Production, which creates a variety of original programs and works with external media companies to adapt international programming for Ukrainian viewers.
Based in the City of Kyiv, 1+1 Media Group previously relied on disparate video and audio monitoring platforms at its Kyiv facilities, and a movable van-based lab to monitor RF performance metrics of signals in remote cities throughout the country. The lack of a geographically dispersed monitoring presence caused limitations in monitoring the quality of experience (QoE) for viewers of its three DVB-T2 terrestrial channels (1+1, 2+2, TET), four analog terrestrial (1+1, 2+2, TET, PlusPlus) and all eight channels across cable and satellite delivery platforms. Additionally, quality of service (QoS) monitoring of signals leaving the studios and moving through RF plants, cable headends and satellite infrastructure were less than comprehensive.
Dmytro Orkusha, Deputy CTO, New Technology Development for 1+1 Media Group stated, “We were seeking a way to efficiently combine video, audio and RF performance monitoring, and compliance recording, with the option of automatically retrieving the corrupted portion of video. We then needed to combine everything into a centralized system that could access information across many remote sites.”
Migration to a networked, cloud environment has evolved into an effective means for broadcasters seeking to centralize operations. 1+1 Media Group, on the leading edge of the emerging cloud monitoring trend, was looking for a monitoring solution that leveraged the power and flexibility of the cloud but offered an on-premises hosting option. That hunt eventually led to Qligent, a specialist in cloud-based, enterprise-level media monitoring and analysis based in the United States. 1+1 Media Group’s monitoring network is now exclusively built on Qligent’s Vision cloud-enabled monitoring platform.
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