Comcast doubles TV Everywhere processing with Elemental deal
Video processing vendor Elemental Technologies said it scored a deal with Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA) to help the MSO deliver subscription video programing to mobile devices, including Apple's iPad and iPhone and Google Android devices.
The Portland, Ore.-based company said Comcast is using its Elemental Server to transcode cable programming for TV Everywhere delivery to mobile devices, and that it has doubled the processing power of its previous solution.
"The migration path Elemental offers has allowed us to significantly increase our video transport quality and efficiency as the market demand for multiscreen video continues to grow," Comcast VP of Video Quality and Reliability said in a prepared statement.
Elemental also announced the release of the 2.0 version of its video processing software, which the company said contains support for multiple protocols, including Adobe RTMP and HTTP Dynamic Streaming (HDS), Microsoft Smooth Streaming and Apple HTTP Live Streaming (HLS). The company said its software also supports emerging technologies such as MPEG-DASH, Ultraviolet and 4K Ultra HD.