Telestream , Skyline Communications Collaborate on OTT Operations Management Solution

Telestream has announced a strategic collaboration with Skyline Communications to integrate Telestream’s cloud-based video monitoring solutions with Skyline’s DataMiner network management, orchestration and operations support solution.

The new service integration extends Skyline and Telestream’s monitoring partnership, which already includes Telestream IQ and Prism solutions for waveform and SMPTE ST-2110 analysis.

Skyline’s multi-vendor DataMiner connects with any third-party product, appliance and cloud service to provide end-to-end infrastructure management and deployment, service orchestration and process automation. With the latest initiative, the two companies have integrated the new Telestream Cloud Stream Monitor service to provide on-demand, cost-effective flexibility for validating and troubleshooting live as well as on-demand video streaming services.

DataMiner orchestration can be leveraged to automate OTT service deployment on-premises and in the cloud and Telestream content monitoring at the same time, with the monitoring system deployable on-demand, wherever needed, across over 70 global cloud locations. DataMiner uses the Telestream cloud API to control the dynamic deployment and takedown of monitoring resources to match its ability to control end-to-end video deployments.

The new Telestream cloud capabilities allow users to spin up stream monitoring in the cloud under manual or automatic control from DataMiner. This facility is valuable for live events, where premium monitoring is critical but may only be needed for the duration of the event (schedule-aware monitoring). An additional upside is that the orchestration of the Telestream Cloud Stream Monitor service is always aligned with the actual OTT service configurations (context-aware monitoring). It also provides for supplemental geographical troubleshooting on-demand, scheduled periods of monitoring for content as part of live channel schedules, or for synthetic testing of video-on-demand HLS or Dash assets anywhere in the world.

“We have created a first in this integration since no other vendor has the breadth of cloud support or feature-scope comparison provided by the Telestream cloud stream monitoring service,” commented Ken Haren, director of product management at Telestream. “The current DataMiner integration can schedule post-CDN monitoring as and when needed, and we’re excited about extending this to include contribution (transport stream) monitoring in the near future. There is nothing that competes with the Telestream cloud stream monitor service when the contribution and edge are combined.”

In developing this integration, Telestream and Skyline Communications are addressing the challenge presented by the migration of video services to the cloud for streaming of live or VoD services. The companies are focusing on a dynamic and growing community of service providers, content providers and broadcasters looking to send streams into the cloud for video processing and distribution as OTT streams.

Steven Soenens, Skyline’s vice president of product marketing, said: “This is an exciting time for streaming services leveraging the cloud for contribution and distribution. The new Telestream service combined with the automation provided by DataMiner provides a truly on-demand deployment, orchestration, monitoring and troubleshooting operational environment to match the transient nature of the video services we are seeing today. We are very much looking forward to seeing customers leverage the combined solution, including the more than 1500 existing DataMiner customers.”

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