Verizon Digital Media Services, Pontis Technologies partner to bring OTT and CDN services to Latin America

Verizon Digital Media Services and Pontis Technologies announced a multi-year partnership that will make OTT and content delivery network (CDN) services on the leading end-to-end digital media platform from Verizon Digital Media Services available to broadcasters and content publishers throughout Latin America.

The Uplynk Video Streaming service and Edgecast Content Delivery Network from Verizon Digital Media Services will now be integrated into the Pontis CloudTV platform, ultimately enabling viewers in the region to experience live, linear and VOD streams in high, TV-like quality on mobile and connected devices, both companies announced in a joint press release.

The Uplynk Video Streaming service simplifies the video ecosystem by utilizing one simplified workflow to ingest, format, insert targeted ads and optimize the delivery of OTT content. With more than 3,000 interconnection partners, a dynamic worldwide points of presence infrastructure and ever-increasing network capacity, the Edgecast Content Delivery Network serves as the foundation to deliver content reliably and securely anywhere in the world.

“With the newly enhanced Pontis CloudTV platform, broadcasters, networks and content creators in Latin America will now have a simplified option to create and distribute online video,” said Ralf Jacob, president of Verizon Digital Media Services. “Just as importantly, they will also have access to the best network — which we continue to expand internationally across five continents — to reliably distribute digital media, at scale”, the executive added.