Broadcast News

Bookmark and Share
27/04/2016

BT Standardises On Elemental To Deliver Premium Content

News Image
Elemental Technologies has announced that BT is standardizing on Elemental software to unify its traditional and multiscreen headend serving BT TV Everywhere, BT Sport App, and BT Ultra HD services.

BT is one of the world's leading communications services companies, serving customers in the UK and more than 170 countries. Together with Elemental, the telco leader held a special event this evening in London featuring live Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) semifinal coverage in 4K between Manchester City and Real Madrid.

BT TV is a leader in offering consumers expanded and enhanced viewing experiences through the power of broadband and innovative services, such as primary screen UHD content.

In July 2015, BT TV launched BT Sport Ultra HD, the first live sports 4K UHD channel in the UK and Europe. In December, 2015, BT TV became the first TV service in the UK to offer Netflix in UHD. This infrastructure leverages Elemental for high-efficiency video coding (HEVC/H.265) and 4K content processing and delivery.

"Proven, scalable SDV solutions from Elemental enable BT to give subscribers the ultimate viewing experience while giving us the flexibility to expand our services in a rapidly-changing marketplace," Greg McCall, Managing Director of TV Technology and Content for BT, said.
"Through our partnership with Elemental, we are increasing operational efficiency, assuring the highest quality 4K services for our viewers, and providing customers a unified experience across multiple delivery platforms."

As BT has expanded its services, it has expanded its use of Elemental. In 2015, BT revamped its popular TV Everywhere offering with the addition of five new channels and a rich new 'Entertainment Max' package for existing customers. End-to-end software defined video (SDV) solutions from Elemental support the BT TV Everywhere offer, which enables BT customers to watch TV channels on multiple devices once they authenticate as subscribers.

Since the BT Sport channel launched in August 2013, millions of customers have downloaded the BT Sport App to access premium live streaming sports. To enable continued expansion of the app, BT employs Elemental to deliver premium live streaming sports content to customers via multiscreen devices.

"BT's culture of innovation aligns with that of Elemental," John Nemeth, VP of Sales, EMEA, for Elemental, added.

"We are pleased to help BT offer more features and functionality to its subscribers – whether via primary screens or multiscreen devices."

btplc.com
elementaltechnologies.com

(MH/LM)
Solidmate Ltd Memory Card Hire London

Top Related Stories
Click here for the latest broadcast news stories.

11/08/2017
Yahoo Sport Commissions New Football Show
Yahoo Sport has commissioned a new weekly football series that is hosted by Colin Murray and Dion Dublin. For The Win is the first series greenlit in
28/11/2017
InTheBox, Gospel TV Launch Their First TV Channels With Veset's Cloud Playout
InTheBox and Gospel TV have announced the launch of their first TV channels using Veset Nimbus, the channel creation platform. InTheBox has introduced
27/04/2017
Virgin TV & Dolby Appointed To DTG Council
Virgin TV's Director of Digital Entertainment Product Development, Louise Fussell, and Dolby Laboratories' Director of Imaging Standards and Technolog
18/08/2017
BT's Media & Broadcast Division
Getting content from glass to glass – from capture to end audiences – may sound like an easy thing to deliver, but for those in the media and broadcas
05/08/2015
EBS Secures BT Sport Contract
EBS has been selected by BT Sport to facilitate the supply of EPG data listings for all its channels, BT Sport 1, BT Sport 2, ESPN on BT Sport and BT
15/03/2016
EBS Unveils Developments With BT Sport
EBS has announced a number of developments with BT Sport. In Summer 2015, EBS confirmed it was facilitating the supply of EPG data listings for all of
28/03/2017
Call For Submissions For Edinburgh TV Festival Talent Schemes
Submissions are now open for the 2017 Edinburgh International Television Festival Talent Schemes programmes. The charitable organisation, whose missio
20/03/2017
Production News : Blind Date To Return To TV
Blind Date is to return to television screens later this year, it has been confirmed. The show – which saw singletons looking for love – was previousl
15/03/2017
247kit.tv Expands Range Of Products
West London's latest broadcast hire company – 247kit.tv – is now offering an even greater range of pro-broadcast equipment. Bob Mann, joint Managing D
27/11/2017
Edgeware To Deliver At-Home Dolby Atmos Surround Sound
Edgeware has announces that its TV delivery systems now support the online delivery of Dolby Atmos surround sound for playout on home entertainment sy
06/12/2006
BT Vision Launches On-Demand Television Content Service
BT has launched its "next generation" television service, BT Vision that combines Freeview, a hard disk recorder, and broadband downloads. BT Retail C
13/11/2017
TV Studio Lighting
Traditionally Film and TV studios used tungsten lights to light their studios. 30 years ago, this was the only option and the norm; the down side was
09/11/2017
Trickbox TV Answers Broadcast SOS
Back in August, Trickbox received an SOS from Nick Parry, a freelance multi-camera director who specialises in live TV and who's also a visiting lectu
07/11/2017
BellyFlop TV Expands Workforce
BellyFlop TV, a production company based in Stockport, has added to its workforce and taken on two new clients, as a result of advisory support from B
03/11/2017
247kit.tv Expands Range Of Products
West London's broadcast hire company – 247kit.tv – is now offering an even greater range of pro-broadcast equipment. Bob Mann, Managing Director of th