The output complies with MPEG-TS encoded signals in H.264 for HD and H.265 for the 4K UHD channels, The outputs also include multiple concurrent bitrate variants to facilitate the conversion to HTTP HLS ABR to the OTT platform, besides the delivery to of the MPEG-TS to the IPTV platform.
Moreover, each server has two inputs per each program channel output, one input for live IPTS streams and the other for the reception of satellite and studio feeds over SDI. For the IP inputs, a virtual router capable of switching IP sources is also in place as part of the Playout Automation, in order to ease the management of the feeds in the program channel output and record content form different providers. At last, there is a backup server that may either serve as a backup of the three HD program channels or the UHD program.
Skylark deployed 3 servers for this project.