Streaming and podcast solutions provider StreamGuys is taking its latest service for the media industry — Contribution Network — to the 2023 NAB Show 2023. StreamGuys says it designed the service for enterprise-level media organizations that need to move self-produced, locally originated or third-party media content efficiently onto the public internet for end-user consumption.
Contribution Network brings together various proven StreamGuys streaming and SaaS toolsets into what the company calls a “one-stop streaming media ecosystem” that includes its recently announced workflow conversion tools for converting video streams to audio and vice versa. This brings a monetization element to content contribution that helps users preserve SCTE-35 video ad insertion markers and ID3 metadata markers for downstream ad insertions and support cross-conversions through StreamGuys’ ad-trigger translation service.
The real takeaway is that customers can acquire and contribute multiple streams in one place without requiring different hardware for each feed or protocol Timothy LaBelle, StreamGuys
Contribution Network also provides customers with an efficient on-ramp to reliably move content onto CDN streaming services or social media platforms, manage bitrates and protocols, protect stream access, and republish or rebroadcast content in new places and new forms. “We developed this service to take the weight off the heavy lift of ingesting, aggregating, managing and publishing large volumes of media content from origination points to consumers,” says Timothy LaBelle, a broadcast streaming specialist with StreamGuys. “The real takeaway is that customers can acquire and contribute multiple streams in one place without requiring different hardware for each feed or protocol and use most of our SaaS management toolsets made available to them upon adding content to the network.”
The StreamGuys Contribution Network can accept various video and audio sources and seamlessly transcode, transmux and push content to the CDN or social media platforms. StreamGuys says it is keeping the ecosystem open for customers that use other CDN service providers for streaming; this will enable handoffs to third-party CDNs based on customer preferences.