Media Gateway Hybrid Cloud System

Media Gateway was already using our Cloud delivery services, but also needed a new high-end Playout system. Lucky for them we could provide that and much more.  After going through what they needed and their workflow, we agreed the full suite of products were needed.  This included Playout, Record, Transcode/Transfer, Router control, Automation, Integrated Multiscreen Monitoring, and much much more. I think we must mention it was for fraction of the cost of the big box manufacturers.  Media Gateway was able to save with the overall lower costs of the system, but also didn't have to buy separate HD video encoders or multiscreen equipment.  Saving them tens of thousands of dollars there as well.

 

Soul of The South

As a startup network, Soul of The South needed a cost effective solution to deliver their signal to their affiliates. Our Cloud IP distribution service was a perfect fit.  We provided SSN with a solution that was easy to implement for all their affiliates.  Affiliates didn’t have to worry about whether or not they had a compatible satellite dish, which was pointed at the right satellite.

As of today, have helped SSN successfully deliver their signal to over 18 affiliates. With many more to go. We also send all Multiplex Cloud equipment pre-configured.  Meaning local engineers just need to rack and we take care of the rest.  So to summarize, it’s easy to implement, it’s secure, it’s reliable, and it’s cost effective.  What more do we need to say?

 

KLON/MYTV Delivery Workflow

After talking to a couple of cable providers, we realized a few of them had the same need.  It was the need to get a reliable feed from KLON/MYTV.  Working with the station we were able to get a Multiplex appliance to their site, IP circuit installed, and the HD/SD mux stream into our cloud within 10 days.  A few days later the cable head-ends were receiving the full ASI transport stream at their sites. The best part about this kind of workflow for the cable head-ends was, the more clients we signed up, the more savings they all saw. We also did all the leg work with working with the station engineer(s), getting the circuit installed, remote setup with plug and go hardware, and providing a solution that is monitored by us 24/7.  Go ahead and name another IP video delivery service company doing that.

Satellite/IP Delivery Comparison

As Low as $150 per month/per remote site!  Bulk remote site discounts also available!

With our Multiplex appliance and the Multiplex Cloud, we are able to deliver a broadcast channel to an unlimited number of remote sites. The same one to many model that satellite delivery is based on. We can also deliver a broadcast channel at the same and probably better quality than satellite, and all at a fraction of the price.  So whether you want to use our IP delivery services as your main and/or backup signal, its really a no-brainer.

 

Comparison
Possible # of remote sites
Price for 6Mb SD Mpeg2
delivery per month
Price for 13Mb HD Mpeg2
delivery per month
Price for 4Mb SD H264
delivery per month
Price for 9Mb HD H264
delivery per month
Multiplex IP Delivery
No Limit
Half, or less than half of equivalent satellite distribution
Half, or less than half of equivalent satellite distribution
Half, or less than half of equivalent satellite distribution
Half, or less than half of equivalent satellite distribution
Satellite Delivery (CBand)
No Limit
Approx. $ 13,500 ($ 2250/Mhz)
per month
Approx. $ 27,000 ($ 2250/Mhz)
per month
Approx. $ 11,250 ($ 2250/Mhz)
per month
Approx. $ 20,250 ($ 2250/Mhz)
per month

Return Confidence Stream

Multiplex Cloud is proud to announce the ability of our appliance to send a return IP confidence stream for clients.  This is a free add-on for clients to have the ability to see exactly what is being handed off at the remote site.  The stream is a low bit-rate H264 or Mpeg2 standard TS feed.  It can be received by VLC, which is free, or we can provide a low cost multi-viewer solution.