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Unified Streaming now offers support for H.265/HEVC delivery over MPEG-DASH

Unified Streaming today announced support for H.265/HEVC in it’s Unified Streaming Platform (USP). USP is well known for it's efficient streaming capabilities from one source to all formats and screens.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands(04 Apr 2013)

Unified Streaming now offers support for H.265/HEVC delivery over MPEG-DASH. 

Amsterdam, 4 April 2013 - Unified Streaming today announced support for H.265/HEVC in it’s Unified Streaming Platform (USP). USP is well known for it's powerful and efficient streaming capabilities from one source to all formats and screens: USP is now enabled to use and deliver H.265/HEVC content over MPEG-DASH.

H.265/High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) is a new video compression standard and expected to supersede the current video compression standard H.264/MPEG4 AVC. Defined by organizations in the telecommunications (ITU-Ts VCEG) and technology industries (ISO/IEC MPEG),  the goal of H.265/HEVC is to provide 50 percent better compression and support resolutions up to 8k.

This results in reduced video storage and transmission costs and also makes it possible to deliver Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) to consumers.

“Two years ago we provided MPEG-DASH support, now we are introducing H.265/HEVC delivery as one of the first streaming solution providers, which enables our customers to gain a competitive edge by delivering the best quality to all screens” said Dirk Griffioen, CEO of Unified Streaming. 

What makes H.265/HEVC the “next big thing” in the video streaming landscape?

  • Deliver a bit rate reduction of up to 50% compared to H.264
  • Deliver higher quality at the same bit rate while remaining network friendly
  • Improved quality of experience of OTT services matching traditional broadcast delivery
  • Deployment of more channels over satellite, cable, and IPTV networks
  • Lowered cost combined with a wider reach for bandwidth-constrained operators

 

The Unified Streaming Platform (USP) transforms industry standard webservers into powerful streaming servers. USP uses one source and packages just-in-time to play out to all formats currently out there (HLS, HDS, Smooth, MPEG DASH and HbbTV) . On top of that USP offers on the fly multi-DRM support (Adobe Access, AES – Verimatrix, Marlin, PlayReady), as well as multiple caption/subtitle and multiple audio (AAC, DD+, DTS Express, Frauenhofer multichannel HE-AAC) - all simultaneously.

Unified Streaming is a member of the DASH IF (industry Forum) a group of interested parties collaborating on promotion of MPEG’s DASH specification (ISO/IEC 23009) in the industry and other standard organizations and consortia.

 

About Unified Streaming
Unified Streaming is a leading provider of cross-platform video-streaming technologies. Dedicated to helping companies create and execute smart video-streaming technologies, Unified Streaming products are in operation around the world, with customers ranging from broadcast networks and online content distributors to small companies and webcasters.

Unified Streaming’s solutions fit into existing frameworks (Apache, IIS, Lighttpd, Nginx), thus allowing for greater return on existing investment. The Unified Streaming Platform (USP) provides streaming from one encode simultaneously to multiple players and devices. In combination with various DRM technologies, this enables Unified Streaming customers to significantly reduce delivery cost and boost time to market in order to address a broader audience.