April 14, 2015

Tata Communications launches media ecosystem to drive broadcast innovation

First established video network provider to create a cloud-based next generation media services platform

Nevada: Tata Communications, a leading provider of A New World Of Communications™, today announced its media ecosystem, that combines traditional video contribution services with IP-based connectivity to create a highly innovative global media platform. The new ecosystem enables seamless global transport and management of content as a cloud-based managed service and supports global media distribution requirements, OTT and mobility applications.

Market dynamics continue to reshape the media and entertainment industry: Technology platforms are evolving rapidly, new business models are emerging, consumer viewing habits are changing and more competition is arising from multiple sectors. Tata Communications’ media ecosystem, powered by its leading network and video contribution and cloud services, provides the flexibility and scale businesses need as they evolve their strategies in response to this changing landscape.

The flexible and holistic platform provides customers with access to services on demand and reduces costs - ultimately enabling both, content developers through to the owners, with the ability to experiment with new formats, launch new services and channels at the touch of a button.

The cloud based media ecosystem includes asset management, workflow management, cloud-based playout, automation and control, storage and OTT platforms as a service. These functions are underpinned by a combination of Tata Communications’ unique network services offerings including its leading IP network, content delivery network (CDN) and video connect. In an industry first, Tata Communications’ unique IZO™ Internet WAN service which offers business-class SLAs across internet connections has also been integrated, widening the opportunities for professional video sharing.

Brian Morris, vice president and general manager, global media and entertainment services, Tata Communications says, “Our new ecosystem enables our media customers to realise the rich benefits of IP and cloud as a managed services offering to stay competitive in this fast-paced industry. Our platform takes the best of our traditional broadcast services, combines it with the power and flexibility of a virtualized infrastructure that accelerates time to market, reduces operating cost and brings a rich content experience to viewers across the globe.”

Tata Communications delivers world-class connectivity backed by the company’s leading global fibre network. Today, over 24 percent of the world’s internet routes travel over Tata Communications’ network and the company is the only Tier-1 provider that is in the top five by routes in five continents.