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iStreamPlanet Launches Aventus on CenturyLink Cloud

Live multiscreen SaaS takes advantage of cloud compute flexibility to deliver in-region, end-to-end live video workflows

Las Vegas(28 Apr 2015)

iStreamPlanet today announced that its live video streaming offering, Aventus, is available on the global public cloud footprint of CenturyLink Cloud. Aventus is a cloud-based SaaS platform that simplifies live video streaming to multiple screens. By running on CenturyLink Cloud, iStreamPlanet is able to rapidly deploy Aventus to meet customer live streaming needs across North America, Europe and Asia.

As the over-the-top media market explodes around the world, broadcasters, pay TV operators, sports leagues and premium content owners require global solutions to meet the rapidly growing demands of a worldwide, connected audience. Aventus on CenturyLink Cloud provides scalable and reliable multiscreen infrastructure and services for content providers to launch their OTT offering in more markets faster than a traditional, on-premises approach.

In-Country Media Processing, Faster Deployment Time, and Cloud Compute Flexibility
Many content owners and distributors struggle with finding a local OTT streaming solution that adheres to regulations mandating that content stay within national or regional borders. With Aventus available on CenturyLink public cloud, content can easily be acquired, processed and delivered to viewers without leaving a country or region. CenturyLink’s public cloud offers deployment time, self-service automation and run time compute customization capabilities that enable iStreamPlanet to customize resources for each Aventus workflow, resulting in higher reliability and lower costs.

“Our customers are requesting global multi-cloud services to keep up with the growing demand for live video on all devices,” said Jennifer Baisch, vice president of marketing for iStreamPlanet. “Offering Aventus on the CenturyLink cloud platform in data centers around the world provides our customers with end-to-end, in-region workflows with greater scalability, flexibility and reliability compared to appliance-based solutions.”

“iStreamPlanet selected CenturyLink Cloud to power the Aventus streaming solution because CenturyLink offers both the cloud and networking infrastructure required to deliver state-of-the-art live video streaming to global audiences,” said Jared Wray, CTO of CenturyLink Cloud, CenturyLink. “CenturyLink can deliver the performance and power necessary for Aventus’s processing-intensive workloads today and in the future because we continually invest in CenturyLink’s public cloud platform, networking capabilities and hardware infrastructure.”

More information on Aventus can be found at http://www.iStreamPlanet.com/Aventus.