Comcast selects Elemental to support cloud DVR

Comcast has selected Elemental video processing software to power encoding for its X1 DVR. Last year, Comcast began offering customers the X1 DVR with cloud technology, which lets customers record TV shows and movies in the cloud to enjoy at home or on-the-go across devices. While in the home, X1 DVR provides access to the program guide on any device and nearly the entire channel lineup, as well as the Xfinity On Demand library.

“Software-defined video processing solutions from Elemental have served us very well for On Demand applications,” said Jason Press, svp software engineering and operations for Comcast. “Elemental’s use of Linux OS, REST-based APIs, and its integration with Cisco UCS hardware, has improved our ability to quickly deploy our X1 DVR cloud-based services sourced from live channel lineups.”

For Elemental, Dan Marshall, svp worldwide sales said: “Video infrastructure is moving rapidly to IP and to software-defined video solutions running in virtualized environments on customer’s own networks. As Comcast continues to expand its X1 DVR service and sets a new bar for consumer experiences, Elemental software will enable rapid market launches.”

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