(October 16, 2012) Sorenson Media today announced a strategic partnership with RealNetworks to provide an end-to-end solution to encode, manage and deliver top-quality online video content—from adaptive, multi-format encoding to live and on-demand streaming.|
“The combination of our media delivery platform and Sorenson Media’s encoding engine and online video platform helps customers meet their evolving and complex video needs.”
The partnership offers jointly bundled products as well as single purchase capability from either vendor, and the two companies are actively exploring further integration and collaborative development of innovative new offerings.
“This collaboration combines the strengths of two storied names in the online video marketplace,” said Peter Csathy, Sorenson Media’s president and CEO. “We are delighted to partner with RealNetworks to provide the enterprise market with the highest-quality, most-scalable end-to-end solutions for encoding and delivering both live and file-based encoding to every screen.”
“The RealNetworks partnership with Sorenson Media provides enterprise organizations—from business to education to government—with streaming media’s best software and SaaS solutions,” said Scott Uomoto, senior vice president Helix and consumer sales for RealNetworks. “The combination of our media delivery platform and Sorenson Media’s encoding engine and online video platform helps customers meet their evolving and complex video needs.”
The partnership between Sorenson Media and RealNetworks unites industry-leading products designed for enterprise organizations and content providers. These product lines include:
- The RealNetworks Helix Media Delivery Platform, helping customers simplify media streaming with one platform to encode, manage and deliver media. The platform’s core components—Helix Media Library, Helix Universal Media Server, Helix Producer and Helix Enterprise Player—are designed to enable organizations to securely encode, manage and deliver media to users on a wide range of players, platforms and devices.
- Helix Media Library, the lead product within the Helix Media Delivery Platform. Helix Media Library lets organizations encode and manage media then deliver it with professional-scale security, reliability and integration. This out-of-the box solution helps enterprise organizations control copyrighted content while delivering to users everywhere.
- The Sorenson Media Squeeze encoding engine, including the flagship Sorenson Squeeze desktop version; Squeeze Server—both on-premise and in the cloud; and Squeeze Premium, a powerful yet easy-to-use and cost-effective version of Sorenson Squeeze optimized for the Windows Server environment.
- The Sorenson 360 online video platform, a flexible and reliable system for managing and publishing the highest-quality video content for every major video format, utilizing easy-to-use subaccounts, customized players and playlists, and drag-and-drop functionality. Sorenson 360 is fully integrated with Sorenson Squeeze desktop, Premium and Server versions, creating a seamless workflow for editing, encoding and delivering video content.
Pricing and Availability
Sorenson Media and RealNetworks bundled solutions are now available. For a full list of solutions and prices, visit http://www2.sorensonmedia.com/Real or http://www.realnetworks.com/helix/rn-sorensonmedia-partnership.