When planning the distribution/contribution services, we focus on four criteria’s: end-to-end latency (customer’s wishes), cost, expected availability (SLA)and the desired destination/affiliate list.Hybrid approach – fiber and public internet-based solutions are often combined to achieve maximum control over the distribution and playout hand-over services.
The market is moving rapidly towards public internet-based distribution technology. Levira was amongst the first to launch services over the public internet and we will continue to do so for our future clients.
Levira is renting private connections, allowing for a flexible, pan EU network. Avoiding excess capacity means more efficient service offerings and better scalability.
The hybrid approach allows for efficient and a quick set up. This means, that in delivering a service to a location, a physical network connection has been set up and doubled (and sometimes even tripled) with an internet-based solution.It is possible for two simultaneous fiber cuts to happen on two independent connections, both serving the same channels or end points. Therefore, triple connections will be utilized for the most critical services that require absolute quality of service.
For Hybrid solutions, the reliable options are Zixi, SRT, RIST.
Levira’s media network is divided into several logical and overlapping service chunks. Each service can be provided separately or combined with others.
Channel acquisition – we receive and distribute linear channels mainly in the EU. Channels are picked up from international media hubs, play-out centers, Internet, or satellite.
Channel Localization – the largest media houses have long been distributing their content to big markets via single signal offerings. Levira allows for localization/opt-out services, where local ads are inserted into the client’s channel and distributed to the designated markets. This allows the content/channel owner to earn multiple revenue streams from a single channel.
Channel Processing – we help our clients create alternative versions of channels for different affiliates with specific requirements. We can remove unnecessary signal components irrelevant to the destination market, create downscaled versions of channels or feeds using different encoding formats, including adaptive bitrate streams, etc.
Channel Delivery to affiliates – we are committed to handing over quality signals to the client’s designated operators and platforms, doing so flexibly by providing pay as you go options. Delivery methods are for the customer to specify – cloud, direct handoff, or satellite.
End-to-end monitoring –signal quality is ensured and monitored throughout each processing step for every stream entering Levira’s media network, all the way to the hand-over point. Status and alarms are logged. Specialists, in the Levira Service Operation Center, are guaranteeing the good health of the client services 24/7/365.