Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA) reportedly is now using file-based transcoding technology from Elemental Technologies to feed TV content to its TV Everywhere distribution channels. Elemental's transcoding servers have been integrated with the cable TV operator's video management system, run by its subsidiary thePlatform. The operator also is known to use Harmonic transcoding servers.
Transcoding is key to delivering content to mobile devices, an area of recently growing interest for cable TV operators. As they deploy the technology, we can expect operators to try out various vendors as they experience growing usage and look for the most efficient and least costly approaches to addressing it.
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Transcoding is a key part of TV Everywhere services
Elemental Technologies also is working with Avail-TVN