Anevia, Intel team on OTT video encoding

Anevia announced a technical collaboration with Intel (NASDAQ:UNTC) to optimize the performance of its encoders with the goal of reducing the cost of encoding for OTT video ...

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Anevia announced a technical collaboration with Intel (NASDAQ:UNTC) to optimize the performance of its encoders with the goal of reducing the cost of encoding for OTT video service providers.

The addition of Intel's new instruction set developed for artificial intelligence (AI) called Vector Neural Network Instructions (VNNI) is intended to enable the Anevia software-based Genova encoder to enable 20% more channels at the same CPU frequency, meaning OTT service providers can offer more services at the same cost.

"We have a dedicated team of specialists with 15 years of experience in encoding who have been working on second-generation Intel Xeon Platinum processors since the end of 2018 via Intel's early access program," said Anevia Cofounder and CTO Damien Lucas. "Our latest Genova encoders include optimizations for these latest Intel Xeon processors."

"Encoder design must constantly be optimized in order to achieve the highest possible transmission efficiency without compromising quality," said Anevia's EVP for Compression Products Jerome Blanc. "Anevia is one of the earliest video and audio encoding companies to participate in Intel's early access programs. This collaboration gave us the processing resources needed to advance this optimization to a new level, ultimately enabling TV operators to offer some 20% more services without increasing costs."

"Multichannel video delivery with scalable coding efficiency requires significant compute and skill to implement for cloud-native services," said Lynn Comp, vice president and general manager of the Visual Cloud Division at Intel. "Anevia's innovative use of Intel Deep Learning Boost on second-generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors to improve their encoding solutions promises greater revenue potential for service providers with increased stream density."

Anevia's Genova is a Linux-based multi-bitrate video encoder for live streaming and video on demand, up to 4K UltraHD with high dynamic range (HDR). Anevia's offering also includes low latency packaging, origin servers, cloud DVR and a CDN solution for OTT TV service.        

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