NEP Media Services is a media service provider.
We manage and monitor a wide variety of broadcast-related services.
NEP Media Services has its own high-tech monitoring center operating 24 hours a day 365 days a year. The center is staffed by qualified experts who use state-of-the art technology for monitoring, troubleshooting and maintenance. This guarantees rapid response on the off-chance something was to go wrong. Well-established routines and a high degree of flexibility provides assurance for our customers that the services we provide will be delivered flawlessly. If something unexpected were to occur, we will act immediately to minimize any downtime. All our services are monitored by the Operations Center, which subscribes to the strictest possible requirements in terms of both response time and quality.
Our main objective is to offer customers and partners a wide variety of stable, secure and resilient services.
Our core areas are:
- Head-end-operations with distribution through DTT (digital terrestrial TV), IPTV and CATV (cable TV)
- Contribution, point to point transmission of TV-signals for professional players
DTT – Digital Terrestrial Television:
NEP Media Services operates the broadcasting center for Norway's DTT system. This transmission platform covers 98 percent of the Norway's population.
We collects signals from different sources, convert them to the right format and then distributes them to 11 regional TV-areas. All content and services are monitored on behalf of NTV, which holds the license for DTT.
Further more NEP Media Services guarantees that the services offered work optimally on all approved set-top boxes sold on the DTT market
IPTV - Internet Protocol Television:
As one of the pioneers in IPTV in Norway, NEP Media Services has been involved in the development and operation of professional IPTV head-end services since the beginning of this millennium. We have developed comprehensive competence and expertise in the planning, design, implementation, operation and monitoring of state-of-the-art IPTV services. We get the signals either from our distribution center in Oslo or through local head ends where this is most expedient.
CATV - Cable Television:
NEP Media Services operates a couple of CATV head ends and smaller CATV networks. Our experience with IPTV and DTT enables us to leverage this knowledge to operate key components of CATV installations.
OTT - Over The Top:
There is currently a great deal of focus on the rapidly developing field of OTT delivery of broadcast transmissions. Many TV content providers and distributors are looking into multi-screen or hybrid solutions to get their content to the consumer. OTT covers everything from video on demand (VOD), the streaming of additional channels that are not initially part of a package of channels, to new services like "catch-up TV" - remote storage of TV-channels so that the user can watch TV-programs that aired up to a week earlier. One of our customers, RiksTV, has made major investments in this product area. NEP Media Services plays a key part in these efforts by helping to develop the services and operating the OTT platform.
NEP Media Services is Scandinavia's largest supplier of contribution* services in the sports segment.
*The transmission of video streams from events to studio or from studio to the broadcasting masts
NEP Media Services has built the world's first contribution network based on IP, and we aspire to be in the vanguard of technical developments, giving us the ability to offer our customers access to the best services available at all times. Altogether, we transmit roughly 80 000 hours of live broadcasts each year - mostly sports. Norsk Rikstoto, MTG TV, Fotball Media, Discovery, C More and the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation are amongst our largest customers.
NEP Media Services has an IP-based backbone. This affords us great flexibility, making it easy to adapt to customers' needs and available data capacity.
The interfaces to which we deliver are SDI, HD-SDI, ASI, and JPEG2000 via IP, TDM or dark fiber.