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Viaplay Group chooses DataMiner to streamline its production workflows


Skyline Communications is proud to announce that Viaplay has chosen Skyline’s DataMiner as its management platform to streamline its production workflows and signal routing across multiple countries.
With Viaplay Group continuing to expand into new territories, optimizing their media operations was of paramount importance. Viaplay has implemented a DataMiner system that allows signal routing over its existing SDI infrastructure and at the same time supports IP routing of video and audio streams over any LAN and WAN IP network architecture.

“We now broadcast the Premiere League in 9 different countries, and we are continually adding more live sporting events. With our two central MCRs, production hubs across Europe and an expanding contribution network, we had to stop thinking of our contribution links as static point-to-point connections and start using our infrastructure as efficiently as possible and in a much more dynamic way,” said Martin Bergström, Head of Technical Development at Viaplay. “Skyline was the perfect partner for us. We could simply create easy-to-use web signal routing panels through many different technologies such as local SDI and MPLS routers and new IP multicast contribution networks. Our connectivity provider, Mobile Links Europe, has exposed a specific API to securely control a subset of all contribution network crosspoints with DataMiner.

“We are proud to support Viaplay’s expansion and digital transformation. Viaplay Group connected its DataMiner system to the cloud at an early stage, allowing it to benefit from additional DataMiner functions. With DataMiner Dashboard Sharing, Viaplay can now share HTML router panels with just about anyone outside the company with just a few clicks. For each production, contractors from different production sites receive an email with a link to a router panel that displays only the sources and destinations they need for their production. And when the production is finished, the panel will be automatically decommissioned again,” added Lars von Oertzen, Regional Account Manager at Skyline Communications.

“We are very pleased to have established a long-term partnership with Viaplay Group. We not only help them with their current challenges to deliver the right data to the right users at the right time, but with DataMiner they also have a platform in place that allows them to continuously evolve in a DevOps style and in an agile way to deliver value fast,” concluded Ben Vandenberghe, CEO of Skyline Communications.