Telestream’s local channel partner, Boxer Systems, worked closely with BT TV to configure the system
“The Vantage Workflow Designer has proved popular with our team as an easy to understand, yet powerful and dynamic toolset. Vantage has given greater control of our VOD processing, reducing manual effort and helping the team to work more efficiently. It has reduced multiscreen media transcoding times by up to 30 percent, which was key in selecting Vantage,” commented Peter Harvey, Head of Content Operations (VOD and Digital Media) at BT Technology.
Peter Harvey was commenting on news that BT TV, a subscription IPTV service offered by the UK’s largest telecom service provider, BT, has adopted Telestream’s Vantage Media Processing Platform. Telestream’s local channel partner, Boxer Systems, worked closely with BT TV to specify, install and configure the system.
Telestream Switch player is now the company’s media player of choice
At BT TV’s London-based technical headquarters, Vantage is being used to analyze the technical properties of VOD content, extract and create appropriate metadata which is used to drive Vantage workflow decisions and to transcode VOD content into high quality multiscreen formats for OTT delivery. In addition, Telestream Switch player is now the company’s media player of choice, with multi-format support, solid file inspection and support for captions and subtitles playback.
Employing Vantage has allowed BT to launch enhanced features into the BT TV APP & Web player, enabling customers to access multiscreen versions of any rented or purchased content with the minimum of delay. The project supports the BT TV APP across iOS and Android devices as well as Amazon tablet. A later release will incorporate access to large screens, including Apple TV, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV/Firestick and Samsung Smart TV’s.