Teleste introduces a Unified Headend Solution at IBC2016

Press release

By utilizing Elemental’s statistical multiplexing, operators can now reach up to 20% more bandwidth capacity while enjoying the efficiency of a unified headend

Turku, Finland – 8 September 2016 – Teleste, a leading provider of video and broadband technologies and services, today announced that at IBC2016 it will introduce a unified headend solution based on both the company’s headend platform and the state-of-the-art video processing technology of Elemental Technologies, the leader in software-defined video solutions. With the new solution, operators can reach up to 20% higher bandwidth capacity for delivering high resolution TV channels over cable TV, terrestrial and satellite networks while ensuring oustanding viewing experiences and rich, full-featured services for consumers at all times.

As video and data traffic in cable networks gets more and more bursty, operators can greatly benefit from being able to accommodate the increasing number of bandwidth-hungry, high-resolution video and data services. With Elemental as our technology partner, we are thrilled to announce a solution that not only drives significant efficiency for operators in terms of optimizing bandwidth capacity but also ensures remarkable flexibility in service design, enabling rich and flexible content with which to win consumers over”, said Julius Tikkanen, Vice President of Video Service Platforms for Teleste.

Cable TV networks are running out of free frequencies due to an ever-growing number of TV channels with higher video resolutions, the need for higher broadband speeds and new DOCSIS® standards. By utilizing statistical multiplexing operators can ensure the efficient usage of network capacity, which guarantees high-quality viewing experiences for consumers. It enables the dynamic allocation of bandwidth to channels that are currently transmitting in order to make the best use of the total available bandwidth and to maximize network efficiency. As a result, operators will be able to deliver an increasing amount of attractive content, such as premium HD and UHD channels in their cable TV, terrestrial and satellite networks.

The integrated solution uses the Teleste Luminato headend and Teleste Optimo transcoding services, powered by Elemental’s software-defined video processing and statistical multiplexing in order to create a unified video delivery infrastructure in which headend components are seamlessly integrated. In addition to optimizing network usage, the unified headend solution enables operators to decrease network complexity, increase service reliability and enable flexible adaptation to future changes in consumer trends and service demands. The Luminato headend also furnishes the solution with such features as wide integration to content security and conditional access systems (CASs) and support for several simultaneously operating CASs, as well as rich EPG offerings enabled by the flexible gathering of EIT information.

Tech Talk at IBC2016

We invite you to learn more and join a Tech Talk at IBC2016 on Sunday, 11 September at the Elemental and Amazon Web Services stand (5.C80 in the RAI Conference and Exhibition Centre). Teleste’s VP of Video Service Platforms, Julius Tikkanen, and Elemental’s Solutions Marketing Manager, Dan Gehred, will discuss the benefits of a unified headend and statistical multiplexing in cable networks.

In addition, our experts look forward to meeting you at Teleste’s stand 5.C72. Please, also visit Teleste’s website for more information about statistical multiplexing and our IBC2016 offering.     


About Teleste

Teleste is an international technology company that develops and offers video and broadband technologies and related services. Our supply of technology contributes to the convenience and safety of daily living. Our core business is video - video and data processing, transfer and management. Our customer base consists of cable and telecom operators, as well as public sector organizations. Our business is divided into two divisions, which are Video and Broadband Solutions and Network Services. In both areas, we rank among the world's leading companies and technological forerunners. Video and Broadband Solutions focuses on access networks and video security and information solutions. Network Services offers comprehensive services for network design, construction and maintenance. In 2015, Teleste's net sales totaled EUR 247 million, and the company employed about 1,500 people. Teleste runs a worldwide network of offices and more than 95% of its sales are generated outside Finland. The company is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. For more information see and follow @telestecorp on Twitter.

About Elemental

Elemental Technologies, an Amazon Web Services (AWS) company, empowers media companies to deliver premium video experiences to consumers. Founded in 2006 and headquartered in Portland, Oregon, the company pioneered the use of software-based video processing to distribute and monetize video over the internet. As the leader in software-defined video solutions, Elemental powers video infrastructure for more than 850 top-tier media franchises worldwide and helps pay TV operators, content programmers, broadcasters and enterprise customers bring video content to any screen, anytime – all at once. Elemental solutions are deeply integrated with AWS services, giving video providers the ability to quickly, easily and economically scale workflows on-premises or in the cloud. To learn more, visit and follow @elementaltech on Twitter.


Press contacts:

Mirkka Lamppu
Manager, CEM and Communications, Teleste Corporation
Tel. +358 2 2605 611


Laura Barber
Elemental Technologies
Tel +1 503 703 3638