Com Hem unifies Linear and Multiscreen TV Services

Com Hem, a Swedish broadband and TV services provider, has chosen software-defined video processing systems from Elemental Technologies to support a unified headend for delivering linear video across cable, IPTV and over-the-top TV networks to TVs and multiscreen devices.

Com Hem broadband, TV and telephony services reach around 1.92 million households in Sweden including 625,000 digital TV subscribers. To improve efficiency and simplify its cable, IPTV and over-the-top (OTT) TV workflows, Com Hem has chosen Elemental software-defined video for both IP and SDI inputs in its headend. Elemental Live systems are used to process live H.264 DVB-C, RTP, and ABR streams simultaneously for all Com Hem delivery networks.

“Com Hem is committed to offering our customers the best available content and a high level of service,” said Henri Caddeo, CTO at Com Hem. “By consolidating our headend with Elemental we are able to meet this commitment across all of our networks and to all types of devices.”

John Nemeth, VP of sales, EMEA for Elemental, describes Com Hem as an excellent example of how software-defined video is transforming OTT and other IPTV and broadband delivery.

John Nemeth, VP of sales, EMEA for Elemental, describes Com Hem as an excellent example of how software-defined video is transforming OTT and other IPTV and broadband delivery.

According to Elemental its software-defined video solutions can offer pay TV providers complete control of the entire content delivery chain through unified infrastructure. Elemental’s software is also designed to help content providers scale up and introduce new services and features as quickly as possible.

“Com Hem is an excellent example of how software-defined video solutions are transforming video processing and delivery architectures through unified headends,” said John Nemeth, VP of sales, EMEA for Elemental.

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