Delivering streaming and broadcast compression headends

The Emmy® award winning* Aquila enables broadcasters, operators, and service providers to efficiently and reliably transmit live video content to viewers. In addition to offering OTT media delivery service on any network with a broadcast like experience while creating new revenue streams with digital dynamic ad-insertion.

Whether you are launching UHD HDR services or migrating to all IP workflows, Aquila delivers the best quality in any production environment, whilst providing a complete live streaming solution that enables you to launch OTT media delivery services rapidly, without compromising on the experience for the consumer. The cloud-based processing and delivery head-end provides flexible scaling and agility while enabling live content to be received, transcoded, packaged, encrypted and delivered seamlessly to the consumer. The solution provides award winning video encoding capabilities alongside the latest packaging formats for live video streaming.

Why Aquila?

Award-winning picture quality

Live Encoding delivers the highest video quality, guaranteeing performance across multiple codecs (MPEG-2, H.264 & HEVC)

Support for a wide variety of devices and all leading segment and manifest formats (HLS, SS, DASH, CMAF)

A single solution to address all networks and all infrastructures while managing the head-end lifecycle through cloud-native applications

A single point of entry for all media delivery service and servers’ operations

Migrate to full IP and leverage the latest cloud technologies alongside the latest IP standards, including SMPTE 2022 and SMPTE ST 2110

Highly available with a variety of redundancy and recovery schemes to reduce churn

Aquila offers an efficient, cost-optimized broadcast and live video streaming solution

Deploy as an appliance or software, on-prem or in the cloud

What our customers say

We have worked with MediaKind to deliver the video compression and packaging services for our new Premium OTT service because of their speed of delivery, high video quality and integration experience into our dynamic multi device ecosystem.

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In the spotlight

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MediaKind and Arqiva partner to break down the barriers to cloud migration with unique, fully-managed video service


MediaKind enables live UHD OTT VVC streaming on a public cloud

Aquila features

Push your video quality higher

Leveraging MediaKind’s Live Encoding award-winning technology to provide the highest video quality and guaranteed performance across multiple codecs (MPEG-2, H.264 & HEVC)

With support for a wide variety of devices by leveraging MediaKind’s packager with support for all major segment and manifest formats (HLS, SS, DASH, CMAF)

By leveraging a single solution to address all networks and all infrastructures (Appliances, IT datacenter & private and public clouds)

Using a single point of entry for all your services and servers’ operations

When migrating to full IP leveraging the latest IT & cloud technologies (containers & orchestration) to significantly reduce infrastructure costs

With a variety of redundancy and recovery schemes. This ensures the maximum uptime and minimizing servicing costs but also reducing consumer churn and maintaining important revenue stream.


Data Sheet

Aquila Live Streaming

Single set of tools for a rich user

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Aquila Live Broadcast

Minimize costs whilst maintaining picture quality

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*2020 Emmy® awarded for Pioneering Deployment of the Event Signalling and Management API & AI/Optimization for Real-Time Video Compression within the Aquila solution

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