Cable & Telecom

Firstlight Media and SSIMWAVE partner to boost video quality for carriers

TORONTO and WATERLOO — Firstlight Media and Waterloo-based video quality solutions innovator SSIMWAVE today announced they are collaborating to provide AI-powered solutions which enable multipoint monitoring, management and optimization of OTT video quality. The collaboration will enable OTT and pay-TV providers to seamlessly implement SSIMWAVE’s SSIMPLUS system in conjunction with Firstlight Media’s modular, cloud-based streaming platform which is built on Gen 5 architecture and delivers step-changes in performance, flexibility and scale, according to Firstlight’s press release. The partnership supports optimization of encoding for video-on-demand content, as well as live video monitoring from source to device. The SSIMPLUS system enables video...

Our industry and COVID-19

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