Red Bee Media has successfully demonstrated software-defined video encoding and statistical multiplexing on its private cloud infrastructure in the Red Lab facilities at Broadcast Centre, London. This video encoding service seamlessly complements other Red Bee services including Playout, Global MCR and OTT. The combination of software defined components and Red Bee’s scalable private cloud infrastructure provides a flexibility for broadcasters that was previously unavailable with traditional appliance-based platforms.
Through a live demonstration with multiple customers present, Red Bee was able to apply software-based multiplexing, building 18 encoded channels into one IP-based stream in just around 5 minutes. With this setup Red Bee is able to add new channels to a customers’ distribution stream within minutes.