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Elemental Powers Deutsche Glasfaser live Linear TV and Multiscreen Services

Deutsche Glasfaser to offer IPTV over FTTH network using Elemental video processing solutions

Portland, Ore. (25 Aug 2014)

Elemental Technologies, the leading supplier of software-defined video solutions for multiscreen content delivery, today announced that Deutsche Glasfaser, a fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network provider, is using Elemental video processing for delivery of linear TV, radio, video-on-demand (VOD) and multiscreen services to regional subscribers in Germany. The Deutsche Glasfaser IPTV service will include around 100 SD channels, 50 HD and 100 radio channels. The service is scheduled for launch in September 2014.

Deutsche Glasfaser will offer a range of triple-play packages with high-speed Internet starting from 100 Mbit/s over its state-of-the-art fiber-optic network.

Free-to-air and pay TV channels are transcoded with Elemental® Live to multiple H.264 profiles for delivery to TV screens via the DGTV mediabox, as well as to a custom Deutsche Glasfaser App for in-home viewing on Google Android and Apple iOS devices. Video streams generated by Elemental will also be repurposed for a variety of VOD, timeshift and catch-up TV services. Elemental® Conductor will provide system and redundancy management.

“We want to provide our customers with a wide variety of IPTV and multiscreen video services at a superior level, rivaling what’s on offer in urban markets,” said Niels Jonkman, Business Manager Deutsche Glasfaser. “In order to meet our business objectives we chose the Elemental platform for its exceptional image quality, multiscreen delivery capabilities, and the flexibility of its software, allowing us to stay one step ahead of customer demand.”

“We are very pleased that Deutsche Glasfaser, which operates one of Germany’s most advanced and far-reaching fiber to the home networks, has chosen Elemental,” said John Nemeth, VP sales EMEA for Elemental. “Our software-defined video approach to video processing ensures that Deutsche Glasfaser can grow its subscriber base and create real value for its stakeholders.”

Elemental will demonstrate its software-defined video solutions at IBC Sept. 11-16 in Amsterdam at the RAI Conference Centre in Hall 4 on stand 4.B75. Software solutions from Elemental give pay TV operators, content programmers, broadcasters and enterprise customers the ability to implement flexible and scalable video architectures for both traditional broadcast and multiscreen service offerings.

Elemental at IBC 2014

At IBC 2014, Elemental will feature its full suite of software-defined video solutions in Hall 4, Stand 4.B75 at the RAI. The company will demonstrate its flexible video processing and delivery software running on turnkey appliances, virtualized machines and in the cloud. Capabilities such as repurposing live video content for on-demand catch-up TV, pause TV and nPVR video services and support for end-to-end content encryption, integration with third party DRM technologies and ad insertion for content monetization will be showcased. Elemental will also highlight new HEVC and 4K UHD TV services at 50/60 frames per second and 10-bit color as well as live video processing and delivery in pure cloud and hybrid ground-cloud deployments. Elemental is named as a technology enabler to the BBC and Turner Sports, both of which were designated finalists for the IBC 2014 Innovation Awards. Elemental also is named as a Finalist for the IABM Design & Innovation Awards 2014 in both the Playout and Delivery Systems and Services categories.  Winners for both awards programs will be announced at the show. To schedule a meeting with an Elemental representative at IBC, please contact us.

About Deutsche Glasfaser

Deutsche Glasfaser’s goal is to become the successful market leader in the FTTH and FTTB market in German areas. Deutsche Glasfaser’s strategy and vision is based on the offering of services across the entire FttH and FttB value chain ranging from marketing its services directly to end-users via its own ISPs, providing white label services to other service providers and providing dark fiber services to carriers/ISPs who are interested in setting up their own active infrastructure and service agreements. Founded in 2012, Deutsche Glasfaser entered the German FttH market to leverage on the proven success of Reggefiber in the Netherlands. 

About Elemental

Elemental Technologies is the leading supplier of software-defined video solutions for multiscreen content delivery. Founded in 2006 and headquartered in Portland, Oregon, the company pioneered the use of software-based video processing to distribute video over IP networks. Solutions from Elemental provide the flexibility, scalability and performance required to deliver high quality video via turnkey, cloud-based and virtualized deployment models. Powering video experiences for more than 400 leading media franchises worldwide, Elemental helps pay TV operators, content programmers, broadcasters and enterprise customers bring video to any screen, anytime – all at once. The company has offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, China, Russia, India and Brazil. To learn more, please visit and follow @elementaltech on Twitter.