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Broadcasters Solutions
Value Proposition

Sparkle and Persidera, a TIM Group subsidiary and leading independent TV broadcast network operator in Italy, jointly address the broadcaster’s ecosystem offering video service transport and Value Added solutions for national and international TV players.

Description

A comprehensive portfolio of services targeting the broadcasters’ ecosystem - including broadcasters, final diffusion network, content providers and video specialized operators - that offers highly scalable end-to-end solutions with premium quality video transport. Our Broadcasters Solutions support all latest video formats and encoding standards as well as Playout and Head End capabilities together with live and on demand content preparation and transcoding for Multiscreen delivery.

Services are delivered through Sparkle’s advanced global network with presence in many Telehouses and Media Hubs globally.

Main Features

Transport Services for Contribution and Distribution:
  • Pure Transport: International transport service for permanent, occasional use and live video transmissions supporting all the latest video interfaces (ASI, SDI/HD-SDI, Ethernet) and compression formats (e.g. MPEG-2, MPEG-4 or JPEG-2000). Configuration, management and real time monitoring are managed by a dedicated video NOC and round-the-clock availability is backed by best-in-class Service Level Agreements (SLAs). In addition, uncompressed and high-definition feeds can be provisioned on a case-by-case basis, leveraging on Sparkle wholly owned global fiber backbone
  • Video Transport: International transport service for permanent, occasional use and live video transmissions supporting all the latest video interfaces (ASI, SDI/HD-SDI, Ethernet) and compression formats (e.g. MPEG-2, MPEG-4 or JPEG-2000). Configuration, management and real time monitoring are managed by a dedicated video NOC and round-the-clock availability is backed by best-in-class Service Level Agreements (SLAs). In addition, uncompressed and high-definition feeds can be provisioned on a case-by-case basis, leveraging on Sparkle wholly owned global fiber backbone
Value Added Services:
  • Playout: 2 state-of-the-art Playout centers able to provide broadcasters with a full range of services to support channel origination, including advanced graphics, subtitling, SD simulcast and time-shift
  • Media Asset Management services: Comprehensive media asset management and storage solution to organize, unify and coordinate every aspect of production activities. MAM platform is based on world’s top performing vendor technologies
  • Head End: IP based state-of-the-art Head End (HE) able to handle all format of contribution signal (ASI, SDI, IP ,..) for all distribution platforms (Digital Terrestrial, Satellite and WEB)
Optional Services:
  • Digital Terrestrial Television (DTTV) delivery network: high quality platform and transmission services based on proprietary multiplexes in Italy
  • Multiscreen/Second screen: live and on demand content preparation and transcoding for Multiscreen delivery
  • Consultant services: support from an experienced team of video professionals to plan the right network to deliver high quality services and make them available to viewers in the preferred areas