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Deploy Sofia Backstage® Studio to create your own video portals

Sofia Digital’s Video Services include a full bouquet of services from ingest to transcoding and delivery to VOD portal deployments. Sofia Digital is a one-stop-shop providing all the features of a full-fledged integrated video service offering. This is enabled by partnering with world-leading brands and local professionals in the different areas of the video capture and delivery process. The services can be provided as customer-specific hardware implementations or from cloud/SaaS, whichever is preferred by the customer.

In addition to partner solutions, Sofia Digital provides VOD catalog integrations, small-scale transcoding, VOD management and portals for almost any smart device. The company also provides professional services in all areas of the solution.

The solution is built on several components, which can be selected for the delivery. Many of the components are optional and their need for the services is agreed together with the customer.

The overall process flow of a typical implementation

Solution components

CAPTURING (PARTNER)

  • Video production
  • Webcast
  • Cameras

ENCODING/TRANSCODING (SOFIA DIGITAL OR PARTNER)

  • Transcoding from any to any format
  • Adaptive bitrate
  • SW or HW based encoding

INGEST (SOFIA DIGITAL)

  • Video file upload
  • Live ingest + live to file recording
  • Recording buffer length can be defined freely

PACKETIZING (SOFIA DIGITAL OR PARTNER)

  • HLS
  • MPEG-DASH

VOD STORAGE (SOFIA DIGITAL)

  • Web-based management UI
  • Metadata/EPG
  • Scheduled recordings
  • Optional interfaces to external CMS or EPG data source

ORIGIN SERVER (SOFIA DIGITAL OR PARTNER)

  • Video files in all formats for end-users
  • Source for delivery over CDN

CDN (PARTNER)

  • Guaranteed video delivery over the Internet

VIDEO PLAYERS & WEBPAGES (SOFIA DIGITAL)

  • All web browser-enabled devices
  • Modern web techniques with open-source video players
  • Support for live events and on-demand video
  • Possibility to synchronize additional data, e.g. proceedings with the video
  • Typical web-features include for example search, moderation, and management functionalities
  • Applications for different devices

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES (SOFIA DIGITAL)

  • Platform tailoring
  • Customer-specific integrations
  • Content preparation