Danish service provider GigaContent selected Nevion—a provider of managed video services for broadcasters, service providers and government entities worldwide—to be part of GigaContent’s new video content delivery service, GigaEasylink.
The service provides broadcasters and media companies with the ability to access and broadcast video content from any event across Denmark in full broadcast quality, according to Nevion. When GigaContent looked to extend its broadcast services coverage beyond its current fiber-based backbone, it wanted to provide a service that would allow fast and reliable access to broadcast video from multiple points across Denmark.
GigaContent says it needed the service to reduce production costs, lessen the need for mobile production vans and increase coverage with smaller production crews in the field. Once the service was up and running it was also important to facilitate the way content is accessed, shared, and transmitted across the country, the company says.
“For the Easylink service to work we needed a solution provider who understood what we were trying to achieve and had the expertise in JPEG 2000 technologies to make it happen,” said Brian Slott, chief technology officer at GigaContent. “After extensive tests it became clear that Nevion had the best J2K solution on the market for our requirements. With their heritage in JPEG 2000 technologies we’ve been able to provide a service that will really make a difference to broadcasters and help reduce their costs,” he said.