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Garland Partners Marks Ten Successful Years
Co-Founder and Director of Garland Partners Limited
Lorna Garrett discusses comprehensive solutions for video
streaming service deployments and technical support...

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InBroadcast: How is your
company's services changing to
meet client demands?
Lor na Garrett: Garland is
celebrating its tenth anniversary
this year. Malcolm Harland and I
founded the company after working
together in the semiconductor
industry for many years. Our
vision has always been to be
the key supplier of digital video
solutions available from the best
suppliers the industry has to offer.
Our key differentiator has always
been our solid team and the high
level of service provided. We have
built a team of experts with the
technical knowledge and support
skills that ensure our clients know
they have the right technical solution
at the right budget. But beyond that,
we also work with them to implement
those solutions successfully,
even providing actual installation
ourselves and in-depth training
when that level of support is needed.
Our commitment to superior
service has not changed over our
ten years. However, we have grown
a much larger team to serve our
rapidly expanding group of clients.
We have seen a wider interest from
different markets in streaming live
video at high quality. It is interesting
to note that streaming is not only
done by broadcasters; for example,
we are working with a dozen Premier
League football teams. The number
of sports clubs and their affiliates
who are using this technology now
is staggering.
InB: What criteria does the market
use to make buying decisions for
your company/services?
LG: The obvious answer here is how
well the solution fits technically. But
today's client is looking for more.
They want to know how dense the
solution is and they are looking for
powerful, intuitive management
software to control the system.
With their needs ever changing,
technology advancing rapidly, and
their markets and competition
growing, they also demand a
solution that is future proof. So,
they look for how modular the
solution is by ensuring you can
add to it easily to expand to more
channels, and that it has a roadmap

Garland Partners takes pride in the
high level of service provided

to support up-and-coming formats,
such as MPEG-DASH, HEVC and
4K support.
InB: Which territories are showing
particular activity?
LG: The UK has always been a
strong territory for us and with
the company growing steadily we
don't anticipate any slowdown here.
We have seen more activity in the
Netherlands, France and Germany.
InB: Any innovations ahead that
you can discuss?
LG: The dynamic and diverse
business of video in Europe
dictate the need for operational
agility to constantly adapt to
emerging opportunities and evolving
consumer expectations. Garland are
showcasing strong new solutions in
the area of cloud-based encoding,
especially for live streaming with
a single management system that
can control both the cloud and the
appliance-based platforms. For

example, Media Excel delivers such
operational agility with the HERO
encoder/transcoder product line,
where hybrid encoding farms can be
setup across Live and VoD and Live
to VoD workflows as well as ground,
virtualised and cloud infrastructures.
Another area to watch is eMBMS
- high efficiency broadcast over
LTE/4G networks that allows
operators to deliver high quality
content around large events -
'Venue-Casting'.
InB: Give some examples of your
company/technology/services in
action?
LG: A great example is our work
with the Telegraph Media. We
helped them create a complete
end-to-end solution for live
video streaming both to their
website and dedicated app. This
included using LiveU for cellular
uplinking of live video from
places such as the BAFTAs and
Prime Minister's question time,
to using Teracue contribution
encoders and Media Excel
Hero platform for HLS and flash
delivery to their website and app.
Half a dozen English and
Scottish Premier League football
teams are taking LiveU's "video
solution in a backpack" with them
on tour this summer across the
UK and to such places as the
USA, Asia and Europe. These
portable LiveU units will be their
main source for broadcasting out
live during their pre-season tours.

The team at Garland Partners celebrate ten years

Co-Founder and Director
Malcolm Harland

For the World Cup football, a
total of 80 broadcasters from
more than 30 countries around the
globe - including leading British
broadcasters - deployed over 200
LiveU units in the 12 host cities
in Brazil. LiveU units transmitted
2,662 hours of live transmission
and over 40.2 TB of data delivered.
This was a remarkable 98% of
the 10,156 transmission sessions
made using live transmission mode.
For OTT delivery services we
have deployed Teracue's DVBIP Headend for downlinking
multiple satellite channels
together with Allegro's AL2400
for high density HLS and RTMP
streaming for companies such as
Simplestream, Satstream and Vitel.
Finally we've completed a number
of successful projects for major
broadcasters across Europe such
as the RTL group to deliver Live to
VoD workflow for fast turnaround
of Live content. We are due to
publish a whitepaper on this soon.
We love to discuss new project
requirements and have a lot
of experience putting together
complete end-to-end workflows
for digital video. Talk to us today!
InB: Thank you for taking the time
to talk to us.


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