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QVC Japan selects DataMiner to manage IP SMPTE ST-2110-based 4K productions in the IP SMPTE ST-2110 facility

Skyline Communications announces that its award-winning, AI-powered DataMiner network management and orchestration platform has recently been deployed at QVC Japan, part of the global QVC enterprise, a major shopping TV channel that strives to take the shopping experience to a higher level. The operation in Japan follows the same path of QVC US, UK and Italy, as those facilities already successfully deployed DataMiner.

The DataMiner System at QVC Japan in Makuhari is the end-to-end management platform across all five areas of their in-house production infrastructure, touching all their infrastructure elements supplied by many different manufacturers. The facility recently underwent a huge transformation, both with the migration from HD to 4K and from SDI to IP. Such an IP-based 4K facility can unlock many potential business opportunities, but at the same time gives rise to many new challenges. That is why QVC Japan also needed to invest in a new sophisticated network management system, one that is capable to support them both during and after these technology innovations. DataMiner and its cutting-edge solutions are definitely up to that task. 

QVC Japan's viewers were shifting en masse to UHD television. As a result, they had to reshape their entire organization in order to be able to produce 4K content. The aim was to fully comply with the SMPTE ST 2110 standard for the delivery of uncompressed video, audio and metadata over IP networks, ensuring interoperability across QVC Japan's entire ecosystem. The choice for DataMiner was rather a logical one, since it has already been successfully deployed at other facilities of the QVC family.

"As a multi-vendor, AI-powered network management and orchestration platform, DataMiner truly orchestrates services end to end across any technology boundaries, no matter the protocol, vendor or technology. That is why our solutions are a perfect fit for QVC Japan," said Yohann Guilloux, Regional Account Manager for the APAC region at Skyline Communications. "On top of that, QVC already experienced the strategic value of DataMiner first-hand at their facilities in the US, UK and Italy. That means QVC Japan can also benefit from the long-standing experience of those teams, on top of the DataMiner training they recently received."

With the DataMiner system in place, QVC Japan is entirely free to pick the best-of-breed technology for their new IP environment, providing them with an utterly flexible and future-proof ecosystem. They are now fully equipped to manage their entire facility through just a single unified interface.