Veset Stratus - Linear TV made simple for the new generation

Veset, the pioneer of true cloud playout and linear channel management, is launch and showcase a new cloud playout platform at IBC 2019 called Veset Stratus. Stratus is a simple linear channel origination platform that is designed for content owners who want an easy to manage playout tool producing professional broadcast-grade channel feeds. It is a SaaS cloud platform enabling an existing VOD library to be used to schedule and create a 24/7 professional linear channel combining live and non-live content in less than an hour.

The growing number of new video content creators are looking to offer their content in the form of 24/7 or event-driven linear channels. The emergence of OTT and vMVPD platforms further supports that trend.

Often such new emerging content owners having started with VOD offering look to linear television to:

  1. create a new way of monetising their existing VOD content;
  2. strengthen the identity / brand of the company;
  3. add an ability to combine existing VOD content with live feeds.

On the opposite side of the spectrum from VOD content owners, other group of content owners have started with live event streaming. Now they look to enhance live event streaming combining live events with pre-recorded content, ads and promotions and to create audience engaging short-term pop-up linear channels.

Veset Stratus is designed to address the demands of diverse emerging groups of content owners looking to launch professional-quality channels but have no prior experience in managing complex broadcast workflows. The overwhelming majority of them do want a hassle-free subscription-based SaaS solution.

Building on Veset’s platform for professional broadcasters, Stratus was designed to deliver high quality stable and reliable linear channels to OTT platforms using a simple and intuitive web-based UI app. Stratus users with no prior experience in managing linear channels can:

  • Quickly schedule 24/7 or event-driven frame precise playlists
  • Add SCTE-35 markers to enable ad insertion
  • Combine live events with non-live content
  • Connect to existing VOD library or upload content directly
  • Add live broadcast graphics and branding to the channel
  • Generate high quality OTT and broadcast distribution output feeds
  • Operate and control the channel via REST API

Being a fully cloud-based platform that allows creating a linear channel in less than an hour, Status is also a perfect tool for pop-up channels that focus on broadcasting live sports, music and other short-term events.

Veset Chief Executive Officer, Igor Krol, said: “We see that the new generation of content owners unencumbered with the knowledge of legacy traditional linear workflows struggle to find a reliable SaaS solution which could cover their linear channel origination needs. Some vendors pedal a concept of oversimplified “VOD stitching”, but that does not deliver a high-quality linear experience which viewers expect. They also limit the channel distribution possibilities. Our product is designed to broaden our customers’ monetisation and distribution options, not limiting them to HLS only but enabling them to deliver in different formats natively. Having built on the experience of running our professional Veset Nimbus cloud playout platform, we have created an accessible and reliable platform to address the needs of the new generation of content owners. We look forward to seeing you at IBC and proving that it is indeed possible to create a professional linear TV channel in less than an hour with Veset Stratus.”

Stratus platform is natively developed for AWS and is a true 100% cloud-based platform that can be deployed in AWS, Telia, Microsoft Azure and Alibaba clouds. Veset Nimbus and Stratus will be demonstrated at Veset’s demo pod located at AWS booth (Hall 5.C80) at IBC 2019, in Amsterdam from 13th-17th September 2019. For more information, visit www.veset.tv or contact us on info@veset.tv .

About Veset

Founded in 2011 Veset is a broadcast technology innovator and the first to deploy a native AWS-based playout for television channel origination. Veset develops and markets a pioneering cloud playout software-as-a-service solutions. Its flagship product Veset Nimbus enables broadcasters to create professional linear TV channels and deliver them to any linear television distribution platform: from OTT/CDN to traditional satellite, terrestrial, and IPTV.

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