WHAT SEPIA DOES
Sepia Solutions is a full service VoD content logistics provider. Sepia Solutions is offering a complete end-to-end on-demand content logistics service to deliver on-demand content (Videos & Metadata) to on-demand platform operators in the required format as well or any format for any device.
The service is based on the On-Demand Logistics engine the Sepia Media Hub. It connects content providers and on-demand platform operators in a most efficient way minimizing the operational costs thus monetizing on-demand content.
SEPIA CORE SERVICES
The Sepia Media Hub is a multi-tenant on-demand logistics engine with a Media Asset Management core to process the on-demand value chain. It connects VoD and Catch-up TV content providers and on-demand platforms in a highly efficient way while minimizing the operational costs and increasing on-demand efficiency. The Sepia Solutions team manages the entire on-demand
delivery process covering ingest into the Sepia System, transcoding, encoding via multiple encoders / encoding farms, metadata management, quality checking, interface management to all external parties such as VOD-platform operators, on-demand marketing activities as well as the delivery to the operator platforms. If wanted, content providers can manage all their on-demand content on their own,
grant rights and create offers and campaigns as a shop in shop solution connecting to all their target platforms within one system. On-Demand-Platform operators have access to a variety of content providers to deliver content in the accepted format and receive editorial hints as well as marketing offers for inclusion in the platform.
CONTENT RIGHTS OWNERS
CAPTURING OF ALL VIDEO ASSETS
IMPORTING OF META DATA
With Sepia Solutions On-Demand Content providers can distribute their content to numerous on-demand platforms without dealing with ever changing metadata and encoding specifications. Our ingest once and distribute to many approach cuts costs and administrative overhead and helps to make on-demand profitable.
- XD Cam/DigiBeta
- and others
- Database Interface
- and others
QUALITY CHECK OF ALL VIDEO ASSETS
COMPLETION AND ENRICHMENT OF META DATA
Input, Mezzanine as well as Outgest video assets can be either fully checked, checked by sections (3 x 3 min) or randomly checked for different jointly agreed quality measures such as artifacts, video and audio synchronicity, ghosting or other video quality factors.
If desired Sepia Solutions can research and enrich missing or incomplete metadata to enhance the user experience and increase the content takerate. Especially for marketing activities on the platforms sufficient metadata and marketing material like packshots and additional scene pictures can increase the takerate.The content is stored and archived as a master video (Mezzanine file) and a metadataset.
TRANSCODING & PROCESSING
Sepia stores the content in a highly available and secure storage using redundant backup systems. Sepia Solutions can archive any number of master files and derivatives for fast access and delivery to future platforms. High Speed Connections to the internet backbone and the usage of Aspera and Signiant guarantee for quick upload and download times. The web-frontent of the Sepia Video Hub allows to manage the content and control all activities.
- Automated transcoding with high-end encoders
- Creation of derivates in multiple bandwidths for all popular and operator specific devices
- Exisiting standard profiles for on-demand platforms in the German-speaking territory
- Implementation of any specific encoding profile possible
- Specification and automated packaging of Video-Metadata-Sets
- Automated preparation - ready for delivery
OUTGEST & DELIVERY
MEANS OF DELIVERY
- Interfaces to all major Closed-Network and Over-The-Top on-demand platforms
- Automated deliverey of videofiles and / or Video-Metadata-Sets
- Management of all VoD-platform interfaces to constantly keep up to date
- Remote control of delivery process via a secure web-frondend
- Aspera & Signiant
WEB | MOBILE | TV | PLAYOUT
All assets under Sepia Solutions management can be used for playout on multiple platforms such as third party OTT-platforms, platforms within managed networks an for the clients own multi-screen VoD solution.
- Web playout
- SmartTV and hybrid TV devices (Set-Top-Boxes)
- Operator Set-Top-Boxes
- Mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones (iOS, Android, Windows Phone 7 & 8)