CONTENT MANAGEMENT

Overview

MobiTV’s Content Management System (CMS) effectively manages the lifecycle of Video on Demand (VoD) and clip linear content including:

  • Ingestion of clips and metadata
  • Transcoding and encrypting video for storage on a SAN
  • Managing playlists
  • Publishing prepared content

MobiTV’s CMS transcodes assets into a set of output variants, or “recipes”, for different levels of video quality, optimized for delivery over wireless and wired networks. The transcoded content is then encrypted, packaged and stored on a file system in formats compatible with a wide range of devices and protocols, and ready to be securely delivered by the MobiTV media delivery system.

The MobiTV CMS efficiently and effectively handles all the phases of content management with a comprehensive and flexible set of features and functionality.

Key Features

We support:

  • Most major media formats for the source files – mp4, mov, mpg, and wmv
  • XML for standard metadata
  • Extended metadata – content providers can include additional data like ratings, broadcast date, actors, etc. for added user engagement opportunities
  • Thumbnail and poster art
  • Multi-language subtitles
  • Advertising integration – pre/post roll advertising is supported in VOD, and includes ad network integration

The MobiTV CMS tool allows content providers complete access to their content to manage assets, playlists, metadata, and content policies. Content providers use content policies to provide restrictions for playback, including allowed devices and networks, locations, timeframes, and location.

Flexible upload options align with business needs of content providers:

  • Direct FTP
  • Indirect FTP
  • RSS
  • Aspera

Integrated with VOD transcoders from top-tier partners like Elemental and Telestream Vantage (the CMS fully leverages Vantage workflow capabilities)

Workflow Management

The ingestion, transcoding, and fragmentation process for digital video contains a series of steps. Based on the J2EE Business Process Management standard, these steps are controlled by the Workflow Manager (WFM). MobiTV collaborates directly with the content providers to define customized workflows.

Asset Management

The Digital Asset Manager (DAM) manages the content lifecycle for VoD assets from ingestion and up to the storage of the output files on the storage system. The media files are linked to the appropriate content policy, metadata, thumbnails, and closed caption files. Upon expiry of the content, the DAM removes the content from both catalog and storage.

The DAM database currently supports Oracle and MySQL.

Transcoding and Encryption

MobiTV generates a comprehensive set of encoding “recipes,” which are defined sets of audio/video encoding parameters for bitrate, aspect ratio, codec, etc. The MobiTV CMS transcodes VoD content into a variety of recipes, including our signature format – fragmented MP4 – as well as HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) for iOS devices, DASH, and 3GPP.

MobiTV’s DRM solution is fully integrated with the CMS and encryption is applied before storage.

The MobiTV CMS delivers a combination of output formats, resolution and bit rates ranging from 1080 HD to audio-only media. As an industry leader involved in many standards committees, MobiTV continuously updates the encoding recipes to support industry standard codecs, device profiles, and evolving networks.

Asset Delivery

MobiTV generates a comprehensive set of encoding “recipes,” which are defined sets of audio/video encoding parameters for bitrate, aspect ratio, codec, etc. The MobiTV CMS transcodes VoD content into a variety of recipes, including our signature format – fragmented MP4 – as well as HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) for iOS devices, DASH, and 3GPP.

MobiTV’s DRM solution is fully integrated with the CMS and encryption is applied before storage.

The MobiTV CMS delivers a combination of output formats, resolution and bit rates ranging from 1080 HD to audio-only media. As an industry leader involved in many standards committees, MobiTV continuously updates the encoding recipes to support industry standard codecs, device profiles, and evolving networks.