Inlet Technologies partners with BBC to power simulcast expansion

Video encoding and live streaming video company Inlet Technologies says it's added the BBC to a growing list of global broadcasters turning to the company to manage live and on demand online video experiences. The BBC is using Inlet's Spinnaker live streaming appliance to power its simulcast expansion plans as well as live sporting events like Wimbledon and the F1 Grand Prix.

Inlet's Spinnaker family of encoding solutions provides broadcast-quality streams over any IP network to multiple screens and devices.  Spinnaker simultaneously supports SD/HD video inputs as well as multiple codec support for web and mobile based video services. The Spinnaker encoder also has a robust 24/7 capability to support the BBC's operations and commitment to its high availability service.

"We are particularly pleased to be able to support their converged service offering through a single platform. Spinnaker's new software features such as PAL subtitling are also critical to supporting the BBC's 'accessibility' mandate," said Michael Barros, senior vice president, Sales and Marketing, for Inlet Technologies.

The deal with the BBC announcement follows on the heels of last week's Australia ABC 24 News announcement. Other Inlet broadcast customers include NBC/Universal Sports, France Télévisions, ITV (UK), M6 (France), RAI (Italy), and TV 2 (Norway).

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