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Sky Germany selects Aspera for broadcast operations

German pay-TV broadcaster Sky Deutschland has picked US technology company Aspera to streamline its digital broadcast operations in Germany and Austria, reports.

Sky Deutschland has deployed Aspera’s next-generation file sharing, content distribution and automation frameworks which exploit the company’s transport platform for automated ingest from global content suppliers, high-speed gathering of breaking news and sports from field reporters and complete video-on-demand orchestration.

According to Aspera, the need for an upgraded broadcast network infrastructure was initially driven by Sky Deutschland’s increasingly demanding content contribution process.

“With this new deployment, we are looking to achieve multiple improvements in our content supply chain and shorten lead times on material procurement by automating the entire production process from the ingestion to the delivery,” explained Francesco Donato, vice president of broadcast operations at Sky Deutschland.