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RTL Deploys Media Excel to Expand VOD and Streaming

RTL Deploys Media Excel to Expand VOD and Streaming

By Valentijn Siebrands, Streaming media architect RTL Nederland

Hilversum, The Netherlands, RTL Nederland is the largest national commercial broadcaster in the Netherlands and is expanding heavily into the VOD market.

We launched a SVOD service and needed to upgrade our SD-based AVOD "RTLXL" catch-up service for HD video, as this service is increasingly popular on connected TVs and tablets, in addition to traditional Web consumption.

Along with VOD, we also needed to expand our live streaming services. The big challenge was in reducing publishing times while quadrupling file size.

This required an upgrade to our own Internet infrastructure, in both caching and storage areas, as we don't use a content distribution network.

For live streaming, we needed a system that was both stable and redundant.

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