Malaysia-Based Media Prima Deploys Elemental Live
Elemental Technologies, a supplier of video solutions for multiscreen content delivery, announced that Media Prima in Malaysia has deployed Elemental Live to ramp its live multiscreen offerings to internet and mobile users. With this deployment, live events and traditional TV content can now be viewed via Media Prima’s TonTon digital portals. The TonTon multiscreen video portal is a flagship product of Alt Media, Media Prima’s digital communications and broadcasting subsidiary, which presents content in a cinematic environment on personal computers and connected devices such as mobile phones, and soon on gaming and media set-top boxes and Internet TVs.
Media Prima is one of Malaysia’s leading integrated media investment groups and owns four television stations (TV3, 8TV, ntv7, and TV9), three radio stations, three newspapers, outdoor advertising, and additional digital media assets. In a nation of 29 million, the company leads new technology in the media landscape. Earlier this summer, Media Prima seized the opportunity to live stream the Euro 2012 soccer championship, the Union of European Football Associations’ entertainment appetizer for the four-year World Cup, using Elemental equipment.
“Our prior experience with other compression products forced us to look with a keen eye towards a next generation multiscreen solution for video delivery to smart phones, tablets, PCs, and other internet-connect devices,” noted Mohamad Rezwan Khalil Azmi, Head-New Media Operations, MIS. “We chose to partner with Elemental because its innovation, quality, support and pricing were the most favorable in the market given our desire to set our offering apart from all of our competitors.”
In support of the region, Elemental today also announced the opening of its regional sales and support office in Singapore. Local sales and support engineers will provide expert sales, installation, and support services for Elemental deployments throughout Southeast Asia.
“Since opening our first offices in Asia earlier this year, we’ve seen a host of companies like Media Prima that are perfectly suited for the ground-breaking technology that Elemental can deliver,” said David Godfrey, Elemental’s VP of sales in the Asia Pacific region. “We are excited to play a critical role in the evolution of multiscreen video delivery in Malaysia and in Asia as a whole.”
Elemental will demonstrate Elemental Live as part of an end-to-end solution for multiscreen video delivery at the CASBAA Convention October 29 – November 1, 2012 at the Grand Hyatt in Hong Kong. At the event, Elemental CEO and co-founder Sam Blackman will participate in a panel on the topic of OTT.