Comcast Technology Solutions Announces Enhanced Live Services Offering

New capabilities deliver holistic, turnkey approach to 24x7 linear and live events streaming across any screen.

Denver, CO and Las Vegas, NV – April 9, 2018 -- Comcast Technology Solutions, whose services include video workflow management, publication, distribution, and monetization, today announced new Live to IP offerings as part of its end-to-end Live Services portfolio. With live event viewing expanding well beyond sports, Comcast Technology Solutions’ enhanced portfolio of Live Services now enables video content providers and global operators to reach consumers with linear and live events available for streaming on any device.

Comcast Technology Solutions’ Live Services provides a turnkey solution to ingest content via satellite, fiber, or over the Internet; manage and protect the content; and distribute live streams to any device. The combination of Comcast Technology Solutions’ purpose-built video infrastructure, packaging, security, CDN-agnostic origin and multi-CDN delivery, and replay capabilities streamlines processes and integrates seamlessly with existing broadcasting and publishing workflows. Additionally, Linear Rights Metadata Management services ensure accurate delivery, entitlement, and representation of content across digital screens and live multichannel broadcasts.

“Comcast Technology Solutions has years of experience delivering live content via broadcast and now we can enable customers to benefit from this expertise across all screens,” said Bart Spriester, General Manager and Vice President at Comcast Technology Solutions. “With our broadcast-quality infrastructure and flexible, modular solution set, content providers are equipped to meet rapidly evolving consumer demands for live content.”

In addition to supporting simulcasts of live linear streams for multichannel distribution, Live Services now enables live event streaming directly to consumers over the Internet. For example, ESM Productions, a ROC Nation Company that specializes in music concerts and special events, uses Comcast Technology Solutions’ Live Services to transform its premier live events into engaging multi-screen experiences. Comcast Technology Solutions provides signal acquisition, post-production services, and content processing, while also enabling multi-CDN distribution for ESM-produced events that have included the Meadows Festival, Vic Mensa and Cardi B concerts, Reform 2018, and the WNBA.

“Whether it’s in-person or via live streams on the devices of their choice, consumers expect an exceptional, high-quality live experience. In addition to providing a flexible, turnkey technology solution, Comcast Technology Solutions has been an invaluable strategic partner, helping ESM offer one-of-a-kind premier live event broadcasts and streaming,” said Scott Mirkin, President and Executive Producer, ESM Productions.   

 

About Comcast Technology Solutions

Comcast Technology Solutions, a division of Comcast Cable, brings innovations from Comcast to the advertiser, content provider, global operator, and technology industries — providing solutions to our collective challenges and helping to forge a shared vision for the future. Built on Comcast’s know-how, proven facilities, platforms, and infrastructure, Comcast Technology Solutions offers more than 20 years of real-world broadcast and digital experience. We deliver technology beyond expectations to help customers develop new business models and transform the customer experience.  For more information, visit www.comcasttechnologysolutions.com.

 

About ESM

In 1996, Scott Mirkin and Jenny Woo co-founded ESM Productions, a minority and woman-owned business specializing in the concept-to-completion approach to live events. They are proud to be a Roc Nation company. Roc Nation is a leading entertainment company, inclusive of artist, songwriter, producer and engineer management; film & television; new business ventures; and a music label. ESM has produced many time-transcending historical events, such as the 2008 National Governors’ Association Centennial, the 2013 Bell Ringing Ceremony to commemorate the 1963 March on Washington, and the 2014 Human Rights Week in Birmingham, Alabama during which the Dalai Lama made his first visit to the American South. In September 2015, ESM produced events for the World Meeting of Families - Papal visit, as well as serving as host entity for the global broadcast. In addition, ESM has produced numerous presidential events for The White House. For more details, please visit esmproductions.com.