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October 14, 2008

Teliasonera International Intros Media Distribution Service

By Anil Sharma, TMCnet Contributor

TeliaSonera (News - Alert) International has launched a new media distribution service consisting of content publishing platform paired with an extensive IP network. TeliaSonera has selected MPS Broadband as the exclusive partner to provide the publishing platform.
MPS Publishing Platform (MPP) is an end-to-end content management platform for Web TV, mobile video and IPTV (News - Alert). The MPP is a scalable digital publishing platform.
The new TeliaSonera International media distribution service offers a complete end-to-end service for upload, storage and distribution of video content to the end user. The service also can handle all aspects of content management, business models, DRM, security, reporting, statistics and end-user interfaces.
The new service is complementary to TeliaSonera International Carrier’s fiber-based contribution network designed for the transport of real-time, broadcast quality video content.
“We are very confident that with the combination of the TeliaSonera International Carrier global IP backbone and the MPS publishing platform we will be able to offer broadcasters and content rights holders a complete portfolio of services comprising live streaming, download, video-on-demand and secure storage” said Malin Frenning, president of TeliaSonera International Carrier, in a statement. “We are now able to offer customers in the professional media community a full range of contribution, storage and distribution services.”
TeliaSonera International owns and manages more than 43,000 kilometers of fiber-optic cable and has more than 100 points of presence across Europe, the U.S. and Asia. In Europe, the company claims to handle more IP traffic and sells more capacity between countries than any other communications provider. More than 85 percent of the European Internet market uses the company’s IP backbone.
The partnership deal with MPS gives TeliaSonera an exclusive access to the MPS Broadband Publishing Platform (MPP) for providing Media Distribution Services to content holders in Europe and Middle East as well as to operators globally.
"The cooperation agreement with TeliaSonera International Carrier will enable our vision of a ‘global content eco (News - Alert)-system’” said Anders Nilsson, CEO and one of the founders of MPS Broadband. “It is a huge change in process, a change that will alter the way in which we consume media, and where we consume it. TeliaSonera International Carrier’s new Media Distribution Service, managed by the MPS Publishing Platform, will create a leading solution for this booming market.”

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Anil Sharma is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anil's articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Mae Kowalke