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Qvest Media and Comcast Technology Solutions Join Forces to Advance Next Generation TV Services

Qvest Media extends its portfolio with Comcast Technology Solutions' leading multiplatform video management, monetisation and publishing solution

COLOGNE, Germany, March 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Comcast Technology Solutions, one of the leading global providers whose portfolio includes the Video Platform for video management, publication, and monetisation, and Qvest Media, the leading systems architect in the fields of broadcasting and media technology, have entered into an international channel deal.

Neil Barry, Vice President and Managing Director, International at Comcast Technology Solutions

With an initial focus on the Middle East and Asia, Qvest Media will serve as an international reseller and systems integrator of Comcast Technology Solutions video management system, one of the most comprehensive multiplatform video management and monetisation portfolios currently available.

Thomas Müller, General Manager at Qvest Media Dubai said: "Today's media landscape is shaped by growing demands for flexible and customised technical solutions and services. Media companies are continuously looking for new developments to publish their content across different platforms to several output devices whilst attending to various vendors and commercial models. With Comcast Technology Solutions' capabilities, we are able to support companies in addressing these challenges and offering their viewers the best quality of user experience."

As of now, Qvest Media and Comcast Technology Solutions are collaborating to develop and support new sales opportunities, thereby laying the foundation to launch the next generation of TV services for Over The Top (OTT), Subscription Video On Demand (SVOD), Transactional Video On Demand (TVOD), Electronic Sell Through (EST) and Internet Protocol TV (IPTV). In conjunction with Comcast Technology Solutions, Qvest Media can offer Tier 1 broadcasters, telecommunication operators and pay TV companies an extensive tool kit to simplify the publishing, distribution and monetisation of their online video content. As a full-service systems architect, Qvest Media supports customers with consulting, installation, implementation and on-going support to integrate the OTT platform into their media value chain.

"Comcast Technology Solutions' Video Platform is one of the industry's most complete multiplatform video management solutions for commercial use. It provides streamlined workflow management, media orchestration and a comprehensive video broadcast and digital distribution platform combined with a powerful video commerce engine," said Neil Berry, Vice President and Managing Director, International at Comcast Technology Solutions. 

With its end-to-end automated publishing and distribution to a range of output devices such as desktop PCs, mobile devices and TVs, the Video Platform offers advanced workflows that simplify the publishing and distribution of online video content for Video on Demand (VOD), live events, linear channels, syndication and social media sharing. The Video Platform uses mpx, which supports all video monetisation business models including SVOD, AVOD, TVOD and EST.

About Qvest Media
Qvest Media is a world leading systems architect in the fields of broadcasting and media technology, specialising in the television, media and telecommunications industries. The company has locations in Cologne, Berlin, Munich, Schaffhausen, Dubai and Singapore with a team of over 180 employees. With a powerful spectrum of services consisting of consulting & development, systems integration and service & support, Qvest Media offers 360° expertise in the design, development, implementation and operational support of media technology infrastructures. With its business unit professional products, Qvest Media has specialised in the selection and distribution of AV and broadcasting IT products. Its partner network in this field includes the most innovative and important hardware and software manufacturers. Qvest Media is also one of the biggest suppliers of dry-hire equipment and systems solutions for live broadcasting of events, sports and entertainment. Today, Qvest's customer base includes eminent international broadcasters, telco providers and media networks such as ARD and ZDF, Sky, RTL, Al Arab, SRG, Al Jazeera, MediaCorp, beIN SPORTS, Dubai Media Incorporated, SES ASTRA, Deutsche Telekom, Etisalat, Turner Broadcasting, etc. www.qvestmedia.com

About Comcast Technology Solutions
Comcast Technology Solutions, a division of Comcast Cable, serves the advertiser, content provider, global operator and technology markets with a complete portfolio of products and capabilities to meet the evolving needs for content distribution and monetisation in a multiplatform world. Built on Comcast's robust media and entertainment infrastructure, Comcast Technology Solutions offers an unmatched breadth and depth of expertise, spanning twenty years in broadcast and digital, to help customers deliver engaging experiences and forge new business models.  For more information, visit http://www.comcasttechnologysolutions.com

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