BCE, Take Media To The Next Level

Live stream and manage your OTT platforms

Discover BCE’s online video solutions for both live and on-demand high-quality content serving customers such as TV and radio broadcasters, brands, event organizers and sport and cultural events.

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Live streaming massive events such as Tomorrowland and the fashion weeks, BCE has acquired a leading position on the market with a solid player, multiple features and global delivery.

Thanks to BCE’s Online Video Platform (OVP) and services, the customer can create video platforms (VoD, Replay, PayTV, etc.), manage and distribute its content, monitor and analyze its audience.

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Produce and broadcast with StudioTalk

StudioTalk is an all-in-one solution to produce shows, manage content, add special effects, control sets and broadcast your programs on any existing platform. Experience live production and 360° distribution through an easy touch interface and powerful system.

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StudioTalk touchscreen interface
  • Thanks to an intuitive Graphic User Interface and a touchscreen, the customers are able to control cameras, feeds and studio sets.
  • An automated mode can let StudioTalk work on its own to ensure seamless production and broadcast.
  • An advanced Content Management System is built-in and can easily be connected to your workflow.
  • Encrypt the content with BCE DRM.
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Itstored, BCE’s cloud backup and storage solution

With S3 (Simple Storage Service) protocol being a worldwide standard, BCE ensures the protection of the files as well as its immediate availability as itstored is directly connected to the customer workflow.

  • The customer can perform unlimited actions on your content with a single, flat rate
  • Thanks to BCE’s bandwidth, The customer can access your content at any time
  • With more than 22 PB, the customer can backup all its content
  • The content can be stored on two redundant datacenters

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Discover as well BCE’s recent system integration projects for Groupe M6, BNJ, RTS and Antenne Reunion, the remastering of Baywatch for Fremantle, BCE’s DRM services and our 4K Broadcast services of Altice and Luxe.tv.

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Itstored, the game changer Cloud storage solution

BCE has added a Cloud solution to its storage portfolio called itstored (“it’s stored”), which complements its online, nearline and offline offerings. While many providers are already offering Cloud storage, BCE has carefully reviewed the market and its customers’ needs and came up with a solution which matches the large volume activities of the major B2B players.

“Our recent move to RTL City in Luxembourg gave us the confidence to offer a solution which would be able to answer the needs of our most demanding customers in both media and non-media related activities” explains Xavier Boschian IS&T Director at BCE. “The two redundant datacenters offer both security and availability of the content.”

GDPR compliant, the new solution will be hosted in BCE’s datacenter located in Luxembourg. This state-of-the-art platform offers extended bandwidth for unlimited traffic to and from the content. To answer to the most demanding customers’ needs, BCE can also configure file mirroring to a second datacenter located on the outskirts of the city of Luxembourg over a dark fiber connection. The whole platform is monitored on a 24/7 basis and regular failover tests ensure the resilience of both sites.

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Itstored is fully compatible with the S3 (Simple Storage Service) protocol and can therefore be immediately integrated within the customer’s workflow. Being a worldwide standard, S3 ensures the compatibility of itstored with most existing systems and applications including: Amazon Web Services™, Commvault™, NetApp™, Office365™, Qnapt™, Signiant™, Synology™, Telestream™ and Veeam™ to name but a few.

“Itstored can directly store videos, audio, pictures, office documents, projects, reports and any other type of files,” says Jean-Alain Jachiet, CIO at BCE. “While our customers were looking for a fast and reliable system, they were also looking for a cost-effective solution.”

Itstored costs are not based on data traffic, like some of the competitors of BCE, but they are based on the number of TB storage space used in one or two datacenters for redundancy purpose. As a result, BCE allows its customers unlimited actions to their cloud storage. It is possible to upload, download, move, list and delete content without any restriction or additional cost.

“It was important to offer a real alternative to the existing cloud storage solutions. With its annual flat rate, its datacenter located in Europe, its unlimited use and its enhanced security, itstored breaks the existing rules and offers one of the fastest cloud storages on the market.” Concludes Laurent Seve, Marketing Manager at BCE.

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Digital Nirvana Introduces Media Services Portal, a Suite of Closed-Captioning Solutions

“There are plenty of point captioning products on the market, but until now, broadcasters have had to turn to multiple sources for key functions such as caption generation, caption alignment, and quality assurance. And there’s been no single portal for personalizing huge volumes of content and tailoring it to a global audience,” said Hiren Hindocha, co-founder, president, and CEO of Digital Nirvana. “With Media Services Portal, we’ve filled that niche with a rich suite of smart, self-service tools that empower broadcasters and independent content producers to enhance content value, meet regulatory captioning requirements, and prepare content for publishing to different distribution channels.”

The Media Services Portal offers a single interface for customers to access three critical captioning functions: closed caption generation; closed caption quality assurance through a multilevel checking process including realignment; and, through Digital Nirvana’s Metadator, automatic closed caption generation and metadata enhancement for AVID assets together with built-in media intelligence for object and scene recognition. Plus, the Media Services Portal can be used with Digital Nirvana’s Monitor IQ for immediate logging and feedback of content quality and compliance.

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Screenshot of Digital Nirvana’s Media Services Portal — a comprehensive, one-stop suite of solutions for meeting the full gamut of broadcasters’ closed-captioning requirements.

The Media Services Portal offers an interface through which customers can submit their job requests and access customized, flexible caption-related services that fit their business needs — including the option to upload files in multiple formats (either from the system or from S3 buckets) and submit job requests. The portal takes the submitted content through the secure Digital Nirvana captioning workflow for processing and then posts it back in the portal, along with an email notification, once the job is complete. The download option in the portal allows customers to download the processed content for future use. Users are able to add, edit, or delete content directly from the portal, which maximizes productivity and simplifies workflow. The customer is then able to upload the media file and captioned version to the portal to access services such as caption quality check and caption synchronization.

Digital Nirvana offers captioning services designed to prepare live, postproduction, and VOD content for multiple distribution channels. Caption generation and synchronization, integrated with automatic speech-to-text technology, help create accurate, multilingual captions with flexible turnaround times. Digital Nirvana’s captioning offers the ideal blend of automation for efficiency and manual intervention to ensure 99 percent accuracy. In addition, the quality check service guarantees publish-ready content for multiple digital platforms and includes features such as multiple technical conversions, format conversion, and frame-rate conversion in the formats preferred by customers.

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