Technology
Report on Shemaroo

Fastway Transmissions signs up as a key Synamedia Converged Headend customer in India

The solution will simplify and optimize Fastway’s video workflows

https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/tv-images/2020/08/20/ast.jpg?itok=euVBexEj

KOLKATA: Synamedia, the independent video software provider, announced its partnership with the fifth largest multi-system operator in India, Fastway Transmissions. Fastway is the first provider in India to go live with Synamedia’s Converged Headend solution. The deployment will allow Fastway to bring together its video service and IP workflows to deliver a broadcast-quality viewing experience on any screen for its millions of subscribers, managed through Synamedia Video Network Service Manager.

The Synamedia Converged Headend solution will simplify and optimize Fastway’s video workflows, resulting in cost and operational efficiencies while allowing Fastway to increase the volume of content it delivers over its existing networks. Converged Headend features the industry’s broadest functionality in a single solution including: acquisition and multiplexing, encoding, transcoding, ad insertion, packaging, content protection, origin services, and reliable IP transport.

Fastway is one of the first large operators in India to transition to a software-centric video processing platform. The  Converged Headend solution will be deployed on premise and is designed to be easily extended to the cloud, or a hybrid environment in the future.

Fastway will use Synamedia virtualized Digital Content Manager (vDCM)  to boost the monetization of its content investments and accelerate the trial and launch of new channels and services in the future. The operator already uses Synamedia solutions for broadcast, security, IP delivery and STB software.

 Fastway Transmissions Group CEO  Prem Ojha commented, “Deploying a Converged Headend Solution is an important technology investment as we set out our ambitious plans for new services and subscriber growth. This resonates with our strategy to enhance our customer service experience on an ongoing basis and will act as a catalyst for the growth of our video and triple play subscribers. The Synamedia team not only solved our technical challenges, they were able to look several steps ahead to ensure we have the best building blocks in place for the future.”

“The pace of change in the Indian pay-TV industry is relentless and competition is intense. With Converged Headend, Fastway will benefit from a single workflow for both cable and IP streams , making it possible to quickly adapt to local market needs with new services.  This more streamlined, efficient infrastructure will deliver operational efficiencies, cut costs  and give subscribers a high-quality viewing experience on any screen,” Synamedia APAC and Latin America executive vice president and general manager Sue Couto said.

Synamedia’s video network portfolio powers premium quality broadcast and broadband video for more than 1,000 operators worldwide and 100 million daily viewers. Its video distribution, processing and delivery services and solutions create compelling live multi-screen experiences, enable software-defined video processing and unify operations. The award-winning portfolio also touts a cloud-ready, converged broadcast and broadband end-to-end ATSC 3.0 offering and low latency solutions for live video. Its virtualized DCM features live transcoding to multiple bit rates and formats, scalable video functions and best-in-class video quality all aimed to deliver infinite entertainment. 

Latest Reads

https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/05/25/photogrid_plus_1621929238771.jpg?itok=FSQxMZTZ
Mobile World Congress to go ahead in June as planned

New Delhi: Spanish authorities have given the green signal to conduct this year's Mobile World Congress (MWC) as per plans in Barcelona from 28 June to 01 July. The decision was made after the authorities reviewed the health and safety plans put forward by the organizers for the upcoming event. 

Technology ces
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/04/22/sb.jpg?itok=3QZZG7dh
Streambox-US Video technology pioneer to enter India

Streambox, the industry leading pioneer in delivering unique IP based video streaming solutions over low bandwidth connections, has announced the opening of a new sales office in Mumbai to address the vibrant post-production markets in India and southeast Asia.

Technology Hardware Set-top Boxes
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/04/15/harmonic.jpg?itok=IYLzaoP5
Mowies optimises its workflow with Harmonic's VOS Cloud Streaming SaaS

MUMBAI: LATAM-based on-demand media platform Mowies, which has a unique revenue model for creators of feature films, documentaries, TV series, theatrical performances, concerts, and other original content, has decided to optimise its workflow with Harmonic's VOS 360 cloud streaming offering.  The...

Technology Software Applications
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/04/07/img_07042021_143142_800_x_800_pixel.jpg?itok=dssiTqEo
Disney+ Hotstar signs CLEAR Production Cloud to manage its Originals content

Mumbai: Video streaming platform Disney+ Hotstar has signed a multi-year deal for CLEAR Production Cloud, from Prime Focus Technologies, to enable secure and collaborative production workflows for its Originals content.                   

Technology Hardware Components
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/03/25/img_25032021_144435_800_x_800_pixel.jpg?itok=Cy_F2wUc
Broadpeak performs world's first demonstration of Streaming Video Alliance open caching APIs

New Delhi: CDN and video streaming solutions firm Broadpeak has successfully performed the world's first live demonstration of Streaming Video Alliance Open Caching APIs.

Technology Hardware Components
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/03/16/irai.jpg?itok=CDxmG9Uj
Israeli firm brings advanced ‘emotion detection’ technology to Gulf region

New Delhi: The human resource (HR) departments of government organisations across the Gulf region will soon be able to test an advanced voice analytics service, which can detect the emotional state of a person from their voice. The new technology developed by an Israel based tech firm Nemesysco...

Technology Hardware Components
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/03/15/synamedia.jpg?itok=IECr_M2P
Sports video operators & rights owners can unlock $28 billion in new revenue by combating piracy

New Delhi: Amid the growing threat posed by streaming pirates, a new research conducted by Synamedia has found that service providers and rights holders of sports events can unlock up to $28.3 billion in new revenue each year by putting some anti-piracy measures into place.

Technology Hardware Components
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/01/12/ces.jpg?itok=opuWDCo1
CES 2021: Sony creates buzz with Airpeak drone

NEW DELHI: At the ongoing CES 2021 event, Sony has unveiled an array of products that include Airpeak drone, Bravia XR smart TV lineup and wireless speakers with 360 Reality Audio.  Sony's presence at CES 2021 is structured around 12 topics showcasing how its 3R technologies — reality, real-time,...

Technology ces

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories

* indicates required