Comcast Media Center
, is preparing to expand the reach of its content solutions to support the distribution of Latin American video programming into the North American video market. The CMC announced its plans to support the Latin American video market in conjunction with its participation at Expo Canitec 2010, an industry event serving telecommunications leaders from Latin America, being held in Monterrey, Mexico, April 28-30.
A leading North American provider of centralized solutions for television programming networks and other video companies, the CMC’s video content solutions include transmission (satellite, fiber, IPTV), network origination and playout, video on demand distribution, live events distribution and disaster recovery/business continuity.
Comcast Media Center’s capabilities include a 35,000 square-foot earth station with 36 dedicated uplink antennas (C-band and Ku-band), distribution in MPEG-2 and MPEG-4, visibility into the Atlantic and Pacific operating regions (AOR and POR) and access to satellites reaching most continents.
The CMC also provides an on-site teleport dedicated to occasional transmission that can support 72 simultaneous satellite or fiber feeds, in addition to a highly flexible and configurable network origination and playout facility supporting both HD and SD formats, and a VOD distribution platform that delivers more than 9,000 VOD assets from 275 content providers per month, reaching more than 40 million VOD-enabled TV households in the U.S.
Other CMC capabilities include cross-platform content management and distribution through its transcoding, metadata creation, and store-and-forward services to support delivery to broadband and mobile platforms.