January 2, 2017

Al Jazeera partners with Huawei for media cloud solutions

The companies will collaborate to release a next generation platform for Al Jazeera’s online content

This week, Al Jazeera Media Network announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Huawei, an ICT solutions provider. The companies will work together to launch the next generation platform for Al Jazeera’s online content.

Al Jazeera says that the move is to improve its online viewership and revenues and the companies will explore options for digitizing Al Jazeera Network’s analog content and archiving it online using media cloud technologies.

Zong Yan, CEO, Huawei Qatar said:

We are very excited to tie up with a well-established media network, like Al Jazeera, to explore possible avenues of co-operation to launch the Network’s next generation online platform.

Huawei’s media cloud solution supports video production and broadcast, offering Al Jazeera a platform that replaces multiple traditional, independent media-handling systems with a single universal infrastructure, with rendering capabilities 30 times faster than existing transcoding devices.

Huawei says that its Media Cloud Solution employs media processing resources for computing, storage, migration, and management. Mohamed Abuagla, Executive Director of Technology & Network Operations at Al Jazeera said that the partnership will bring tangible benefits to the network’s online profiles.

He added:

We will explore various avenues with Huawei to see how best we can transform AJMN’s online platforms using next generation media cloud solutions.

Huawei is a world leader in developing Media Cloud Solutions, Al Jazeera Media Network wants to ensure we can also have a state of the art of media processing resources for computing, storage, migration, and management.

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